Re: Hip waders or boots?
I wear wading 'pant' length waders now. Once your in water so high that it pushes on your core,,you can get in trouble in a hurry. Now that varies with the water, granted.
The trout streams I fish, near waste deep is plenty.
If I ever get to fish big water regularly, things might change but that's the limit I set now. I suppose good chest waders than you can fold down the top would be really the best option.
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