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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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If this stuff is as bad as they say, why are they only after felt bottoms soles? I mean this stuff can attach itself on the shoe strings, eyelets, drain holes, and any little crevice it can find. To go after only felt bottoms is ridiculous. I just read another article about this, and wanted to know what the rest of you think.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 04:39 PM
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Re: DYDIMO

I think the banning of the felt is nothing more than a bandaid (probably lobbied for by the wading shoe makers), that does nothing to prevent a microscopic organism from attaching to laces, seams, vests, tackle fanny packs, etc.

When the powers that be start eradicating all the waterfowl that serve as DIDIMO transport vehicles then I will take this -- regulation more serious.

I fish NY & PA and have no idea when/if the felt ban will be enforced.
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Re: DYDIMO

I was at Cabelas this past weekend browsing their waders. Two clerks actually used this argument to get me to buy certain styles of waders and/or shoes because "once they are outlawed you won't be able to get them anymore".
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010, 04:48 AM
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Re: DYDIMO

Clicked on this thread trying to figure out what DIDYMO was? Rock Snot? Diatoms? I remember hearing about diatoms in Biology class but don't remember what they are. Is there a link to more information on this topic? I found this one: http://www.fish.state.pa.us/water/ha...faq_didymo.htm
I wasn't aware that there was a problem but I don't fish so I guess that is why.
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Re: DYDIMO

Quote from the PFBC web site.

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Unfortunately, it appears that primary carriers of didymo include fishing equipment and waders, boats, and just about anything else that has come in contact with didymo-infected water.
Well then, lets ban rods, reels, and boats while were at it! This ban on felt bottom soles is just a band aid like another poster has said! The way I see it, this stuff can and will attach itself on anything. Sounds to me like where ever this dydimo is, they need to eradicate the entire stream to get rid of it. Because making a ban on certain kinds of fishing equipment is only prolonging the event! JMHO!

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