Re: whirling desiese and felt soled boots.
Jeebus guys, what I meant was my impression that WD wasn't all that widespread yet was based on outdated info. What I posted reflects the current situation.
Oh and lugged boots are great, until you float your hat and put all the critters from inside your mouth and nose into the river and vice versa. (teehee)
On a serious note, I think the new boots out that are a combo of super sticky rubber and studs are likely a good way to go.