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08-10-2004 02:20 PM
Dble Haul
Originally Posted by mickey
I am not in the position of buying the Best of everything right now.
Remember, there's a difference between between buying the best of everything and buying the best that you can afford.
08-10-2004 01:49 PM
Jacob Simms Gore-Tex LightWeight Stoockingfoot´s whit a pair of Freestone boots and gravelgaurds and you have the perfect waderset!
08-05-2004 06:20 PM

Dave 17 and MJC? I would love to learn what brand waders you are so pleased with? My current brand breathable waders are leaking and while having a great return policy, I'm getting tired of returning them over and over. Any comments appreciated.
08-05-2004 01:02 PM
Chris I paid 139.00 for a pair of LL Bean neoprene foot breathable waders. They have reinforced knees and I am on my 3rd season of fairley hard fishing, both salt and fresh and they are holding up very well. The only thing I wish they had is integrated gravel guards. These came with the neoprene and velcro ones that I feel are not that effective. I originally bought a pair of Hodgman in the same price range from Beans and got less than a season out of two pair, having returned them because of the failures. When I went back the second time they had stopped carrying that line because of the poor craftsmanship. They replaced the second pair with the ones I described above and I am very pleased. Also, you can't beat Beans' unconditional saisfaction guarantee on ALL their hunting and fishing gear.

07-28-2004 05:26 PM
Dave17 Sorry about that . I wasn't aware but will be sure to follow the rules going forward.

07-27-2004 09:57 PM
juro Dave -

Thanks for your recent help for the good cause at Big Brothers.

Just a reminder that according to our site's honor system (per the terms and conditions at sign-up) when you promote a direct link to a non-sponsor site we ask that you write an email to simms suggesting sponsorship in your own words,

One of the moderators will follow up with simms and hopefully we can get a pair for auction in exchange for a year's sponsorship, banner, etc.

07-27-2004 08:48 PM
Dave17 Can't beat the Simms lightweight Gortex waders. $200, very comfortable, top quality name brand and I beat the hell out of mine without any problems thus far. Take a look at the website.
07-25-2004 07:09 PM
Hey Mickey...

Dan Bailey Barebones breathable stocking foots @ 129.95. I've got 5 seasons counting this one on a pair and they are great.
07-25-2004 06:47 PM
mickey That was quick. Unfortunately the Best waders are beyond me now as the rivers I am being taught on are all Float only. I need a Pontoon Boat also. I am not in the position of buying the Best of everything right now.
07-25-2004 06:37 PM
flyfisha1 Mickey, I bought a pair of Cabela's Dry Plus breathable waders (the ones with the neoprene shoulder straps) and they've lasted me four years. No plans to purchase another pair as of yet.
07-25-2004 06:34 PM
Dble Haul I agree with Juro regarding the purchase of lower level waders to start. I did the same, and I also wish that I'd spent the money on premium waders first.

Buy the best that you can afford, and I would recommend a pair of breathables. They will keep you cool in warm weather, and can keep you quite warm in the colder months if you layer your clothes appropriately under them.
07-25-2004 06:21 PM
juro Sorry no experience with those brands but I did buy bargain breathables 2-3 times before finally biting the bullet for the top name brands ($350-400). All I can say is I wish I didn't spend my money on those other waders that couldn't cut the mustard.

Your results may vary
07-25-2004 06:10 PM

Now I need some waders. I have a couple of pair of neopreme type but they are a bit warm when the temperature is above 50 degrees. I don't want to spend more than $200.00.

I was planning on the Cabela's Gold Meda but recently I have seen a pair of Wright McGill for a bit less, $140.00. Do any of you guys have an opinion of these or other similar priced ones?

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