Re: Waders vs. Shorts
Here on the upper Rogue River the water flows AND temperature are controlled by the Wm Jess Dam. Regardless of the time of the year the out flows will be in the mid-40's to low 50's to protect the fish. As unusual as it may sound the highest flows will be in late summer. It gets damned hot around here in August-September.
There, even 50 degree water I'll use 'flats pants and shirt' as they dry quickly. weather starts to cool down then on go the waders. When its 95 in the shade there's nothing finer than flopping down in the river for a quick cooling off.
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