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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins

Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins

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1Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:07 pm

IN2DEEP

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Do Force Fins work well with boot foot waders?
The reason I'm asking is because I'm going to get a pair of breathable boot foot chest waders to use for surf fishing and was wondering if they also work good on a tube.
I don't have force fins yet, but may someday seeing how many seem to end up with them eventually.
I currently use stocking foot waders and hot spot fins and am satisfied with the combo but just thinking about future uses for the boot foot waders.

These are the ones I'm looking to possibly get
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2Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:23 pm

ed5000x

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Well I use force fins with my boots all the time and they work fine

3Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:13 pm

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I have also and they do seem to work fine but to me it seemed that the boots take some of the flex out of the force fins and they loose a little power. I prefer to use hot spots or the caddis plastic fins with my boot foot waders and force fins with my stocking foot.

4Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:31 pm

IN2DEEP

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well I use force fins with my boots all the time and they work fine
Ed, your waders are boot footed and not stocking feet with wading boots over them?

5Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:35 pm

IN2DEEP

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I have also and they do seem to work fine but to me it seemed that the boots take some of the flex out of the force fins and they loose a little power. I prefer to use hot spots or the caddis plastic fins with my boot foot waders and force fins with my stocking foot.
You're able to fit a boot into the Hot Spots?
What size Hot Spots are you using?
I prefer not to having to use the Caddis fins if possible
Thanks guys!

6Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:13 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well I use force fins with my boots all the time and they work fine
Ed, your waders are boot footed and not stocking feet with wading boots over them?
I have both and the one that has the boot build on the wader work just fine I kick just as good as the slip on boots

7Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:27 pm

IN2DEEP

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Thanks Ed! Thumbs Up

8Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:46 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
You're able to fit a boot into the Hot Spots?
What size Hot Spots are you using?
I prefer not to having to use the Caddis fins if possible
Thanks guys!

I'll have to see what size they are, I got them from a guy I met at a yard sale that was a distributor and just gave me a pair. I never looked at the size just told him what kind of waders I use, boot foot and stocking foot with neoprene shoes.

9Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:49 pm

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I would suggest stocking foot waders with neoprene dive boots over them. They work great in both situations.

10Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:11 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I would suggest stocking foot waders with neoprene dive boots over them. They work great in both situations.
Thanks, but I already have stocking foot chest waders and they do work great for the tube but not so much for surf fishing and the sand that gets into the wading boots. No

I actually ordered a cheap pair of boot waders from cabelas but plan to return them for a better pair. Not too happy with having to put them on with the sticky feeling inside liner (rubber coated) and sweating to the point that I thought they were leaking No

Just trying to find out if boot footed waders are any good for tubing before investing

11Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:54 pm

ed5000x

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good luck

12Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:26 pm

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I also prefer stocking foot waders with dive/snorkel fins. They offer more power to go Fast... Very Happy

13Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins Empty Re: Boot Foot Waders and Force Fins on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:13 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Thanks, but I already have stocking foot chest waders and they do work great for the tube but not so much for surf fishing and the sand that gets into the wading boots. No

I actually ordered a cheap pair of boot waders from cabelas but plan to return them for a better pair. Not too happy with having to put them on with the sticky feeling inside liner (rubber coated) and sweating to the point that I thought they were leaking No

Just trying to find out if boot footed waders are any good for tubing before investing

The only time I really use boot foot waders for tubing was in the Sierras since you sometimes have to do alot of walking to the water or you encounter alot of brush or sticks on land and in the water so I picked up a heavier pair of hunting waders to take the abuse.

But if you are going to use them for surf fishing also I would get a pair of waders just for surf fishing because walking in that sand and rocks depending where you go can take it's toll on a pair of waders. Also while surf fishing I have enountered alot of places where tar is an issue on shore and a little bit of that can ruin a god set of waders for tubing.

Hit me up if you want to surf fish I got tons of cranks for halibut and corbina and a dedicated pair of waders for it Smile .

And try this place for waders, I have bought 2 pairs from them and so far so good.

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