Originally Posted by Red Owl
I've often thought whether there could be developed a dressing or insecticide/herbicide of some sort that could be applied to felt soles prior to (or after) wading which would kill any organisms. OR some type of felt like material to which any organism couldn't survive.
Back in the early nineties we were booking anglers onto the waters of a private ranch. Most of the angling was from float tubes. Before entering the water, every single angler, dressed in their waders & tuber booties along with their fins and float tubes, first had to take a few minutes to soak in a large galvanized tub ( Think Super-Sized
hot tub. ) filled with a milky looking solution that was said to prevent the introduction of “ you name it “
to that fishery.
Some years later, one of the “ ______ologists “
out here said it was the same thing that they used in dairy’s for sterilization purposes. Don’t know if that’s true or not. But I do know that you weren't getting from the ranches parking area, to the water without first taking a soak in the dip tank.