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2012/03/22 18:45:41 (permalink)

Waders

Went to Springville Dam (NY) yesterday to get some steely action and pretty much filled my chest waders with water from multiple leaks. Wondering what brand I might want to look for. I have a portly body (fat) (like 260)so I need some flexability. The only place these didn't leak was the ****. Figures. Thats why I was fishing instead of home anyway (wink). Any help from you all would be great. Thanks.
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    bigfoot
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/22 19:39:00 (permalink)
    Ya wana stay dry, get Simms.

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    bigcountryhuntr
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/22 23:07:14 (permalink)
    and try bigcamo.com They have some good deals for us larger (fat) guys. I have the hodgman neoprene waders. They work good but only for about 4 seasons then they dry rot.

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    HereLilFishy
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/22 23:33:41 (permalink)
    I use the frogtoggs and for hundred bucks they been doing well for three years now without a leak.
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    WILDBROOKIE
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/25 12:22:37 (permalink)
    frogtoggs are junk spend the money and get what you pay for i know the hardway
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/25 12:54:56 (permalink)
    I use the Field and Stream Pro series breathables. For $120 they last just as long as anyother pair and I'm sure you can find some big enough

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    steely34
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/25 14:16:39 (permalink)
    Simms

    "They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it..... you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."

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    thedrake
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/25 14:57:22 (permalink)
    Simms, Patagonia, or Dan Bailey. All three are top notch.
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    HCsteel
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/25 17:26:55 (permalink)
    Patagonia, Simms, Dan Bailey, Redington. In that order.
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    KJH807
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/25 17:43:55 (permalink)
    Redington sonic pro
    No holes to leak



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    RE: Waders 2012/03/25 17:58:38 (permalink)
    X2 for frogtoggs bein just half a bever season junk wernt even warm ........just cheep
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/25 20:03:08 (permalink)
    The wader discussion on any forum always turns out to be guys saying how many years they've owned their waders without leaks. You can own a pair of waders and only wear them several times a year, or you could own them a year and wear them hundreds of days. Unless you'd know roughly how many days on the water someone gets out of a pair before a leak, then you don't really know how good the waders are.

    No matter what brand I buy, I never get more than two years out of a pair. Actually, I rarely get 1.5 years out of a pair of waders. I'd imagine it would be much less time if I bought cheap waders.

    If you don't fish often, there is nothing wrong with going with cheap breathables. You'll probably get a couple years out of them, anyway.
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    RE: Waders 2012/03/26 08:02:35 (permalink)
    i heard simms cheaper waders aren't all that great. i'de rather pay $100.00 a year for those so-called cheap waders from frogg togg than pay $400 + for the better simms. that gets me a new pair for 4 years compared to simms. i practically fish every weekend and a lot of times in brushy creeks. (the warrenty isn't much good when you're out fishing and waters seeping in)
    the most important thing i found is to make sure you got plenty of room in the **** for stepping over or climbing over logs.
    of course if i got a discount on simms i'd buy a pair and hold my head up higher!
     
    right now the only ones that fit me, waist to short leg length, is from bass pro. they are double lined and so far are holding up on the second season.
    post edited by doubletaper - 2012/03/26 08:05:41

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