Re: Hip waders?
I have a pair, use them occasionally for fishing, usually keep them in the truck for the ability to stop and fish an hour after work, but like others now typically just use the full breathables.
I still use the hippers quite a bit but there primary use these days is for launching and retrieving the boat at the lake, they work great for pushing the boat off early in the morning (especially if it has been shore parked overnight) and for hooking the boat back up to the trailer when it is time to leave.
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1. the fact or state of having been affected by or gained knowledge through direct observation or participation
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