Help with new waders?

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  1. Cole L

    Cole L Fish Fiend

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    Which should I get: Simms Freestones, Cabelas guidewear pro, or Redington Sonic pro? Been through 2 pairs of cheap waders in the past year and need something reliable that I can wear year round.
     
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    Other suggestions are also accepted
     
  3. Josh

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    I'd take a look at the Orvis Silver Sonic waders. Cheaper than the Redingtons and the same technology. You lose the handwarmer pocket but gain a cool flip out waterproof pocket for cell phones/keys etc. Orvis treats people right as far as customer service as well.
     
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    Josh dead in the water

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    On the other hand, these guys are based in Bellingham: http://dryftfishing.com/

    Never seen the waders however. So I can't comment much.
     
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    I have a sportsmans warehouse cheap pair,Simms g4,and just got a pair of the Orvis silver sonic. Go with a pair of the Orvis n korkers boots
     
  6. The dryfts have my attention plus im a flat bill wearing puffy jacket young punk and there style look hip to the jiggy fresh
     
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    2 pairs of waders in one year. Is this due to leaks from pin holes or seams giving out from beating the bush or ....?
    I suggest you get a pair with a quality warranty.
     
  8. peyton in his defense i have burned through patagonia's, and a a pair of brand new simms in the 1 1/2 years. The Simms being the shortest living at 7 months
     
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    All waders will get pinhole leaks. They are all practically the same material. The difference seems to be in how well-constructed they are. The new Orvis and Redington waders have just about proven themselves as the best wader for under $300.
    I have the Silver Sonics, and I feel like with a tube or two of Aquaseal they should give me 2-3 years no problem.
    The convertible to waist-high feature is nice, too. It makes wading a 50-degree creek on a warm day a lot easier, and it's easy to pee.
     
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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    +1 for orvis waders
     
  12. Steve Unwin

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    Has anybody tried these:
    https://usia.com/shop/waders/

    They are very customizable (colors, pockets, zippers, etc) and made to order in Oregon. My understanding is that they are heavy and warm, and VERY tough. Base price is only $200.
     
  13. Hillbilly Redneck

    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    My Muck bootfoot Simms have more Aquaseal than Gore-Tex on them now after about 4 or 5 years of abuse. I'm looking to replace them and have been eye balling the Orvis bootfoots. The only thing is it looks like they have no chest pocket. I never wear a vest or anything. Everything I need goes in my chest pocket. The search for the perfect bootfoot continues. Off to the store to get another tube of Aquaseal.
     
  14. i want those with pink thigh patching
     
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    I bet you could get "I'm a Belieber" embroidered on the ass.
     
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