Waders or hip boots?
Iíve always used hip boots, quit frankly donít feel comfortable in heavy waders. From my trapping days I will wear neoprene when freezing temps but donít like to get into water up to my waist anyway. Just wear them for the warmth and protection from fall or splashing when walking in the water.
During trout fishing time it is a lot warmer. We canít fish for trout from Oct 15 to the following first weekend of May so freezing temps are never an issue. And I feel if the water is deep enough to go over my hip boots I have no business being in it-probably a good trout hanging place.
Have always used rubber hip boots, LaCrosse and because of trapping usually the heavier duty ones. But now that Iím sort of retired(still have a part time job for medical and insurance $) and approaching 70 too quickly I seem to have acquired some balance issues and donít remember the rocks being so slippery before.(havenít trout fished for over 15 years)
Been reading about all the different types of soles, felt, spiked, cleats etc but what do you guys do when you walk back to your vehicle?
Have a pair of felt soled, light weight hip boots from the 1970ís that I used to wear in the mountains of Colorado but donít trust them to hold water out. Sure do like the lightweight feel of them compared to my heavy LaCrosse ones.
Am open and welcome all or your comments. Have read some of the past threads on the subject but they seem to be early 2017 and older. Looking for current opinions. Thanks
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