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matt

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In Topic: Stockingfoot wader question

09 September 2014 - 10:12 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys...

 

Matt... I'm DEFINITELY not blaming the Chotas in anyway... I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality wading boot. I've had mine for six years and have worn them a ton... in many different wading environments. I'm almost ready to get a new pair of wading boots and they will be Chotas.

 

My waders came with skirts, but I haven't used them... maybe that's the issue. The wear starts primarily in the heel area, but by the end of the season the whole area of the foot is pretty ragged. The rest of the waders are in decent shape.

 

It's my second pair of waders in three seasons. Luckily, they are not that expensive, but I hate just tossing the waders simply because of the foot wear. 

 

Didn't think you were blaming the Chotas :)

 

Like Nik said, the skirts might help keep debris (sand, stones etc...) out of the boots.  Otherwise, I would consider switching brands of waders.  Even though mine have held up (with numerous patches), I don't think I would buy Cabelas again.


In Topic: Stockingfoot wader question

08 September 2014 - 12:30 PM

Where on the foot is the "wear" happening that is causing the leaks/holes?  I have both chota boots AND cabelas breathable waders, although I think my pair of waders were in the $100+ range.  They have some decent re-enforcement in the ankles, crotch and butt.  I've had this par for over 7 seasons, and i have had some holes too, but mostly in the shin area, and usually puncture holes from rocks, lures and whatever else.  Each time I've been able to patch up the hole.  I've never had issues with the feet leaking.

 

Do your wader have skirts around the ankles that cover the top of your boots, preventing stones/sand from getting in?


In Topic: Starting to Pick Up

01 September 2014 - 10:24 AM

Go get em GC!

In Topic: flathead help for new guy!

28 August 2014 - 08:21 AM

Lots of violence along kelly drive lately at night....and night time is when you have to fish. Just use a regular fish finder rig (google it) with a live sunny thays about 5" or bigger. Big 8/0 or 9/0 hooks with a 3oz weight should be good.

 

Scare tactics.  :popcorn: :lol:

 

Don't fish alone or in remote places late at night and you'll be fine.  I've been fishing the river at all hours of the day for 14 years, sometimes in places way shadier than Kelly Drive and I've never had an issue. I don't know anyone that has encountered trouble either, other than jerky cops and parking tickets.  Don't be stupid and you'll be fine.

 

Use a fish finder rig, 2oz+ lead, maybe 2ft. leader of 30-50lb flouro or mono to large circle hook - 8/0 or bigger, depending on bait size.  Live sunnies are great bait.

 

Fish near a bridge.  Be patient. 


In Topic: New guy to the forum

18 August 2014 - 12:28 PM

Welcome.  Plenty of other Philly/Delco people here.  Within the region, there's no place we haven't fished, or species we haven't targeted.