Saltwater waders, what works?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Adrian, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    But they are fishing waders, not ballet tights, one shouldn't have to "baby them". Just sayin'.

    Anyhow, there is that plastic bag "trick", for easy on, easy off. Pull a plastic grocery bag over each foot and slide in the waders. Also makes taking them off easy. Breathability is none, but that's not much different from the normal situation since neoprene is not breathable. ;)
     
  2. Adrian

    Adrian Active Member

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    The waders are the problem, I use the bottom of the gravel guard as my leverage point.
     
  3. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Go Simms or wade wet... just saying. G3's are the bomb and they have awesome customer service. Whatever you get (though anything but Simm's would be a mistake...just saying :)), take a few minutes and rinse them really well after use.
     
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  4. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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  5. Adrian

    Adrian Active Member

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    Nice call!
     
  6. skyrise

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    +100 for Simms. 3 years and still going. i have the zipper style. very nice, and when ya gotta pee right now its a must.
    use mine for rivers, lakes (float tube) and salt. always rinse everything after salt fishing. I have family that works on boats in the saltwater. sooner or later the saltwater will break things down.
     
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    $89 Cabelas brown neoprene boot waders. I've used them 3 seasons and rinse them faithfully. No leaks yet.
     
  8. Walt K

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    Yup. And I don't even bother to rinse them.
     
  9. Michael v.d.Bogert

    Michael v.d.Bogert Active Member

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    Just to give this thread some international flair: Vision Extreme now replaced by Ikon but never one issue.
     
  10. Flyfisher007

    Flyfisher007 New Member

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    I like the cheap LL Bean's. Lifetime warranty so if they leak just take them back and get a new pair.
     
  11. Justin Waters

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    I'm a huge believer in the sonic pros, I have beat the living hell out of mine and they just don't die. I fish, hike, jump in and out of boats, kayaks, and rafts. They just don't die. That being said, they are not quite as fitted as Simms or Patagonia's high end waders. Salt does not effect any of the major wader manufacturers. Good luck to you.
     
  12. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Yup, me too! They've worked well for local KP and OP beaches.

    Anyone have experience with Dryft waders made in Bellingham? Link here: http://dryftfishing.com/
     
  13. Adrian

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    Thanks for the feedback all. Just as a heads up, Redington will not be moving distribution to Salt Lake City. My good authority was trumped by an even better authority.

    Patagonia is fixing my waders, took a month to get them back. It sounds like they know the issue and have rectified it moving forward.

    This taught me the importance of back up waders. I picked up the Sonic Pros and will have Patagonia go backup.