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jdarragh 02-26-2005 05:51 PM

Getting Stocking Foot Waders Off
 
I just purchased a pair of breathable stocking foot waders. In practice I have a difficult time getting the stocking foot off my bare foot. I don't want to rip the neoprene and I am concerned my current technique will do that over time. Should I wear a thin sock? Talcum powder? What do the experienced people do?

Thanks for your thoughts.

fcch 02-26-2005 06:24 PM

J,

Its not a wet suit.

I always wear socks in my waders.

Paxton 02-26-2005 06:29 PM

Definetly socks. I use 2 pairs: one thin specialized wick away (moisture) sock under a good heavier synthetic or wool sock. The rationale: 1. stops the problem you are experiencing; 2. dry skin ='s warm skin; 3. if you do a lot of walking, with 2 pairs, you will never get blisters.
Ron

striperstripper 02-27-2005 09:04 AM

Hey Paxton,I always wear a pair of socks with stockingfoot waders,not only for the ease of removal,but it also keeps the stink down :eek:

Paxton 02-27-2005 12:07 PM

Dear Striperstriper.............thanks for providing #4 and with out a doubt, THE most important reason to wear socks.....it's just the sportsmanship way of protecting the flats environment. :smokin:

gunner 03-04-2005 04:29 PM

Isn't the water in Louisiana a little warm for waders? Being from Maine, I would be wet wading :hihi: Otherwise, the responses you've gotten work up here too.

jdarragh 03-12-2005 06:19 PM

Yes, Lousiana water is warm but I will be in Idaho when I'm wearing the waders.

Thanks for the input everyone. I'll be wearing socks.


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