Re: NANFA-- Standard Collecting Gear

Dave Neely (
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 15:14:48 -0600

> Florida, I don't have to deal with real cold water, but find cheap
>hiking-type boots (few if any natural materials...

For the past year, I've been using Cabela's Kevlar wading boots- these
things are indestructable, even for me. Mine have 150+ field days on them,
and look like new... well, except for the pair of laces that got shredded.
They are a little more expensive, but worth it- the felt soles have held up
better than most, and they are quite comfy.
Neoprene socks with built in gaiters are really nice for wetwading- they
keep the gravel out very well.

I rip through featherweight waders too often, and the new breathable waders
conduct electricity (so no good for electrofishing!), so my standard is a
pair of 3mm neoprene waders- easy to patch with Aquaseal or other urethane
cement, smooth-fitting so it's easier to deal with fast current, and not too
blasted hot in the summer. The drawback- they stink REAL bad if you don't
wash the sweat out on a regular basis.


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