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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Fishing Related Discussions » Waders Question.

Waders Question.

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1Waders Question. Empty Waders Question. on Sat May 28, 2011 4:21 pm

Skandy

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I just got my first tube and have been looking at the different type of waders on the market. Living in Northern California the water can be anywhere from 50 to 75 degrees most of the year. I'm leaning toward the 5mm neoprene waders, but not sure if I should get the stocking foot or boot. With the boot there is the lug sole or felt sole. Any recommendations for a newby?
Thanks.

2Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Sat May 28, 2011 4:27 pm

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The stocking feet are what I have the fit the diving fins which is what I use. If you are doing some hiking to get to your launch site then you should look at the boot style, but you can not use dive fins.
As for the 5mm waders go for it, just know that when it is cold the waders are really not going to help for long. You will need to have long johns under them to help you out.


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3Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Sat May 28, 2011 5:17 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I just got my first tube and have been looking at the different type of waders on the market. Living in Northern California the water can be anywhere from 50 to 75 degrees most of the year. I'm leaning toward the 5mm neoprene waders, but not sure if I should get the stocking foot or boot. With the boot there is the lug sole or felt sole. Any recommendations for a newby?
Thanks.
i recently read an artical about felt soles on waders transporting
tubifex worms (spelling?). it causes whirling disease in trout.
apperantly it is becoming a concern.
just a little info. hope it helps.
OH and,
welcome steve!

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4Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Sun May 29, 2011 11:49 am

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I use stocking foot hogmans with churchill bodyboard fins. the fins are nice and fast. made for speed to catch waves. the waders are nice to just get them a little bigger for room in the crotch. IN COLD WATER THEY WORK TOO JUST WHERE SOCKS TO KEEP YOUR FEET WARM

5Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Sun May 29, 2011 11:56 am

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Ha ha you said crotch lol!


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6Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Sun May 29, 2011 12:19 pm

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hahahaha Embarassed

7Waders Question. Empty New Waders on the way. on Sun May 29, 2011 8:11 pm

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Well after a lot of discussion I decided on the Caddis Breathable Stockingfoot Chest Waders. Also got a pair of wading boots. The guys at Outdoor Pro Shop gave me some good advice noting that the neoprene waders would be too hot most of the time. If the water is a bit cold, they recommend just wearing some long johns, sweats or the wader pants. He also mentioned that with the boot foot waders you don't have much flexibility.
Thanks everyone for the help.

8Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Sun May 29, 2011 11:34 pm

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waders mine sponging a leak today Sad

9Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Mon May 30, 2011 4:22 am

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I used my Hodgeman waders in Oregon and Washington all winter last year in temps down to 40 degree water. The key to warmth is making sure you do not sweat in your waders. Do not wear any cotton, be it either on your feet or legs when it is cold. Cotton will allow sweat to stay trapped against your skin and you will feel cold no matter what the water temp is. Polypropelene and dare I say a mix of spandex in your sox gives compression on your feet which forces some of the blood up and into your legs allowing better circulation. Do not have so many pairs of socks on that your feet are cramped either. Free moving feet are happy feet when it comes to tubing. Good luck and enjoy.

10Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Mon May 30, 2011 8:58 am

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good to know dano good info

11Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Mon May 30, 2011 9:19 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I used my Hodgeman waders in Oregon and Washington all winter last year in temps down to 40 degree water. The key to warmth is making sure you do not sweat in your waders. Do not wear any cotton, be it either on your feet or legs when it is cold. Cotton will allow sweat to stay trapped against your skin and you will feel cold no matter what the water temp is. Polypropelene and dare I say a mix of spandex in your sox gives compression on your feet which forces some of the blood up and into your legs allowing better circulation. Do not have so many pairs of socks on that your feet are cramped either. Free moving feet are happy feet when it comes to tubing. Good luck and enjoy.
thanks bro yesterday when i went out i did notice that i was more comfortable in my waders than i ever been
i didnt use those big warm sock i normal use and my feet didnt cramp and i didnt even use my motor. just to cross the bay and back . my leg didnt cramp either but i did have smaller fins the one you step into and strap to your boots
by the way if anyone has those kind and want to sell them i am interrested i used thom's daughters fins and i like them they work great for my set up
thanks again
ed

12Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Mon May 30, 2011 5:18 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:I used my Hodgeman waders in Oregon and Washington all winter last year in temps down to 40 degree water. The key to warmth is making sure you do not sweat in your waders. Do not wear any cotton, be it either on your feet or legs when it is cold. Cotton will allow sweat to stay trapped against your skin and you will feel cold no matter what the water temp is. Polypropelene and dare I say a mix of spandex in your sox gives compression on your feet which forces some of the blood up and into your legs allowing better circulation. Do not have so many pairs of socks on that your feet are cramped either. Free moving feet are happy feet when it comes to tubing. Good luck and enjoy.
thanks bro yesterday when i went out i did notice that i was more comfortable in my waders than i ever been
i didnt use those big warm sock i normal use and my feet didnt cramp and i didnt even use my motor. just to cross the bay and back . my leg didnt cramp either but i did have smaller fins the one you step into and strap to your boots
by the way if anyone has those kind and want to sell them i am interrested i used thom's daughters fins and i like them they work great for my set up
thanks again
ed
just a thought but, if you guys are cutting down on sodas,and maybe drinking more water ....less cramping when you exercise?

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13Waders Question. Empty Re: Waders Question. on Mon May 30, 2011 5:25 pm

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exercise what is that lol!


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