Re: On the wading boot horizon?
As strongly as I feel about felt I'm willing to try rubber when I hear of a lot of guides on the NorCal Rivers using them. Until then I'm holding out like MP said till the technology improves or the State of CA. (My employer by the way) forced my hand. Though if I like floating as much as I suspect I will I may buy a pair for float trips.
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