08-25-2005, 10:25 AM
I will be going to Alaska to fish the Copper River the week of September 4th. I not sure if I should take breathable waders or neoprene. All my fly fishing trips(both of them) have been out of boats. I am a novice at this, and I don't want to take the wrong equip.
Personally, I would bring two pairs if you have them.
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I fish Alaska from mid-September through early October and take only my breathables. I wear heavy wool sox and heavy wool pants, plus long underwear beneath them. I fish a lot out of float tubes, which tends to chill you to the bone in that water if not adequately bundled. It's a toss up -- I wear the wool stuff and take the breathables because they pack so small. If you have the room, take both types and see what you think from an on-site comparison.