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Old 06-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Hudlow View Post

Looking through all the ads for waders and boots, there seems to be new cleat patterns and "stickier" rubber these days for wading on slick rocks...of course it comes at a premium cost.

HUD, you are correct, new materials make it much easier to navigate the slippery bottoms of some our fas moving rivers. I have a pair of Simms with cleated rubber soles love Em, but not cheap. ($250+). I am on the river two to three times a weekend never a problem.

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:38 AM   #12
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I thought I would try some here on the bayou...I found out pretty quick not to use them in mud bottom bayous...they stick like glue and I could hardly get my foot to come I didn't go far, just on the edge..nope...not for and learn!!

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Old 06-12-2013, 10:03 AM   #13
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I love my SIMMS breathables, with separate wading shoes. Very comfortable, no leaks (knock on wood!), and they dry quickly for storage 'til next time.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:43 PM   #14
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Not to hi-jack the thread but why do you need a special shoe? Why not just use an old pair of tennis shoes or hiking boots? Thanks, John
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:13 PM   #15
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I just received a set of Frogg Togg waders and boots that I finally broke down and ordered.

I can see that the boots are made to drain easily. They are also built to protect the waders which can be a fairly expensive investment. I fished this last weekend in shorts and sandals and did OK.

I'd guess tennis shoes or hiking boots would work.

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