Wading Boot Blowout

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  1. nwtroutguy

    nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

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    Got my heel caught on a rock wading on the North Fork Salmon River and had to hike out 2 miles with a heel slap on every step of right foot:mad: I think it is time to retire these to the wading boot graveyard. View attachment 46065 View attachment 46066
     
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    nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

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    Got my heel caught on a rock wading on the North Fork Salmon River and had to hike out 2 miles with a heel slap on every step of right foot:mad: I think it is time to retire these to the wading boot graveyard wading boot.jpg wading boot2.jpg
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Ya just need a dab of ShoGoo....:)
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Maybe one more thing to carry with you...................Shoe Goo. You never know when you might need some.
     
  5. Rye_Tyler

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    The felt on my Cabelas boots did the same thing. I used Gorilla Glue, it worked perfect.
     
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    I've heard that AquaSeal is thinned down Shoo Goo. I've started using AquaSeal as a waterproof adhesive and it works danged well. The felt on one of my ancient ol' Danner wading boots did the same thing and I used AquaSeal to fix it.

    I really like my Danner boots and they no longer sell them so I'll do whatever is necessary to keep the boots intact.
     
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    FlyNewbie Hooked...

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    You should make a cartoon about them boots!
     
  8. TD

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    Aqua seal is great stuff. I use it to patch holes in air mattresses, inflatable boats, etc. I keep a small tube of regular and UV cure in my bag. Rigging tape is also a fantastic thing to keep around. A few wraps around your heel and you'd have been in business.
     
  9. Matt Baerwalde

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    Try seam grip. You can get it at rei. It is half the price if aqua seal and works the same in my experience.
     
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    I recommend Barge Cement. It is what Weinbrenner Boot Company (the manufacturer of the Gary Borger Wading boot) uses to repair loose soles on boots. Aquaseal or Shoe Goo would be my second choice.

    Here's a blog from Murray's Fly Shop on repairing loose soles.

    http://blog.murraysflyshop.com/5482/wading-boot-sole-repair
     
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    Dude, those boots look like their still in great shape, other than the obvious.

    Use the Gorilla glue as directed (follow instructions), like Rye said. That stuff is awesome in applications like that. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
     
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    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Saw the title of this thread, and thought it was going to be potty humor about Wadin' Boot. I'm disappointed. Sorry about your wading boot though.
     
  13. Cougar Zeke

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    Hell, those have another 100,000 in them!