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In Topic: Fall Reports 2014

22 September 2014 - 07:15 PM

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22 September 2014 - 07:12 PM

Zombie salmon.

In Topic: Fall Reports 2014

22 September 2014 - 07:10 PM

A few from the trip...
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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?