Santa List - Fly Fishing Forum
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-28-2004, 09:21 AM
Paxton Paxton is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Central Mass and Chatham
Posts: 924
Santa List

Sad.....obviously the season is over, no posts on fishing for 6 days
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
So, in the absense of fish catching, fish stories, I will start a Santa Wish List.
My daughter and wife brought me to a Flyfishing store yesterday and made a purchase of a pair of Patagonia light weight wading shoes. I got to fondle them a bit before they were boxed and hidden till 12/25.
One of the nice things about being 59, is that by the 25th, it will again be a surprise
Am going back to the stocking foot/wading shoe combo......boot foots were very heavy and given the extent of walking I do on the flats, the boots started to crack and breakdown and leak....so I will live with the occasional sand pile in the boot.
So....make your Santa Wishes known...give your significant others the addresss of this site and then, maybe you too will have a surprise on the 25th.
Ron
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-28-2004, 12:09 PM
Striper's Avatar
Striper Striper is offline
Secret:Time on the water
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: CT. RI.
Posts: 499
Hey Pax,
I have been using a pair of Orvis Neoprenes (guide model) they are very thick 5 mm. but they have been great waders when they didn't leak . The nice thing about them is that they have sewen in gravel guards and I have never had the problem of sand infiltrating the inner boots, they are stocking foot waders and I use Orvis wading boots. They work like a charm keeping the sand and debris out. Just a thought.

Capt. Mike
__________________
albiemanmike@optonline.net
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-28-2004, 01:35 PM
Moose's Avatar
Moose Moose is offline
spey addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Baja Oregon
Posts: 357
Send a message via AIM to Moose
My wish list??

Enough cash to buy all the stuff on my wish list!
__________________
Life is but a walking shadow. A poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot. Full of sound and fury!! Signifying nothing. May as well go fishing!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-28-2004, 02:26 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,593
A guilt free airline ticket for the first segment of the ridiculous clave voyage, or even just the "guilt-free"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-28-2004, 03:06 PM
Paxton Paxton is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Central Mass and Chatham
Posts: 924
Thanks Capt. Mike,
I plan on getting a pair of stocking foot waders with the sewn in gravel guard. I will be exchanging my current LLBean boot foots......they have a no questions asked return and exchange policy and given the 1 lb of patch compound I have on my present boots, there definitely won't be any questions. The Bean waders (material part) never leaked, but the rubba boots kept on cracking at the seams and elseware from walkin the flats. If they were stocking foots, they'd have no problem. Someday, some company will make some specialty waders (wader/flats boots-one piece) for us flats guys....that would be the best in my opinion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 11-28-2004, 05:14 PM
jimS's Avatar
jimS jimS is offline
obsessive/compulsive
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: salt
Posts: 1,202
Send a message via AIM to jimS
New Waders at the Top of the List

Ron, while I'm like everyone else, the list is endless, but the real need now is a new pair of Simms Guiide Weight waders. Three years old, and they are beyond repair, according to their customer rep. I had the neoprene feet replaced last winter. The main area of rough use was between the thighs. Great waders and comfortable, but after a couple hundred miles of flat fishing, I guess I can't complain.

I have looked at the G3 model of Simms, but am not sure I need all the bells and whistles associated with them, e.g. gravel guards, flip out pouches, handwarmers, etc. Besides, I don't like the color. Picky, picky, picky...

Any thoughts on a decision between the two? My wife is very gracious at Christmas, but there is a secondary list of items that I could use, but not need, i.e. spey rod and required reel, or how about a flats boat?

Actually, I'm like Juro, plane tickets rock!

Simms
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 11-28-2004, 06:54 PM
Paxton Paxton is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Central Mass and Chatham
Posts: 924
What?????!!!!..... The Simms G3 Model does not have a built in GPS, water supply, snack pouch, tying vise with miniture pedestal and a cathater to end those runs to the shore grass? What were they thinking?!
I do like the LLBean waders...boots aside, they held up fine, but a 'Simms' has to buy "Simms"....at our ages, remembering one's name can be a challenge....now if there was only a company named Paxton....I would be safe fishing alone
Seriously Jim, best of luck to you and others on your winter bonefishing trip. I was considering going initially, but I got a short term consulting job that will take up much of the winter and early spring (not May/June of course). Too good to pass up and will allow me to buy more FF toys and pay for longer stays on the Cape.
Ron
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 11-29-2004, 03:45 AM
fishingd0's Avatar
fishingd0 fishingd0 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: River Ness, River Conon, River Dee, Kyle of Sutherland
Posts: 55
Ultimate Gift

The ultimate!


"How to catch salmon", written by Salmo Salar
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 11-29-2004, 04:35 AM
FishHawk FishHawk is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 2,039
A new vest like the Ironman has for me plus some software for my new GPS. Will start saving my money and perhaps next year will be able to make the Bonefish Clave. FishHawk
__________________
FishHawk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 11-29-2004, 08:10 AM
Paxton Paxton is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Central Mass and Chatham
Posts: 924
Fishhawk.....a GPS....that brings me to another question to ponder: why is it that I can remember every single spot/location I caught a fish AND not be able to remember to bring home milk, bread and eggs?
Would like to see the GPS in action some day....like Monomoy :-)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 11-29-2004, 09:17 AM
Dble Haul's Avatar
Dble Haul Dble Haul is offline
Fly chucker
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 3,674
More fishing time, please!
__________________
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 11-29-2004, 10:51 AM
FredA's Avatar
FredA FredA is online now
Middle Aged Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bicep to elbow
Posts: 1,859
Ditto what Mark said.

Also looking at:

A wader upgrade
Maybe a new 8 wgt for the Bonefish clave and for all those small stripers I catch.
__________________
Fred A.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 11-29-2004, 11:26 AM
jfbasser's Avatar
jfbasser jfbasser is offline
Pencil me in.....
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: The Nearside of the Middleside
Posts: 1,070
Fred, I think I know where there might be a good deal on a new bonefish rod

Last edited by jfbasser; 11-29-2004 at 09:41 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 11-29-2004, 01:52 PM
Paxton Paxton is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Central Mass and Chatham
Posts: 924
Pete....I said "Santa List", not Satan
Now I'm depressed that I only asked for wading boots! God...I'm getting old!!!!
Ron
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old 11-29-2004, 10:28 PM
FlyFishMich's Avatar
FlyFishMich FlyFishMich is offline
Recovering Albie-holic
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 69
How about for Simms to start making neoprene waders again? My current pair has seen the boots replaced two times but nary a problem with the neoprene itself, other than its cold and clammy from standing in a cold river all day long The boots are shot but I have plenty of Aquaseal holding them together. Maybe Santa can just bring me more Aquaseal?

I just tried to buy a new pair of neoprenes but they are going back because the seam between the boot and the neoprene upper caused severe bruising to the inside of my calves ...OUCH!!! I ended up having them send me a pair of their bootfoot breathables, which I am sure will result in hypothermia I guess I will just have to layer up with lots of flammable plastic fibers...kudos to Malden Mills. Santa, in addition to the Aquaseal, can you send some really warm socks? I will need them to go with my uninsulated boots. Thanks!
__________________
Being held captive in Michigan by my wife...send help!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What did Santa bring you? teflon_jones Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 36 01-18-2008 05:55 AM
What did Santa bring you? teflon_jones Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 13 12-30-2006 11:35 PM
What did Santa bring you? teflon_jones Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 29 01-10-2006 05:43 PM
Where's the Santa Thread??? FredA Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 4 12-01-2004 07:45 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)