Originally Posted by turbineblade
Anyone have a preference for a good set of hippers? I'm getting less interested in deeper wading due to annoyance and in some cases, potential hazards to my health
. I really, really enjoy more shallow wading with hippers, but my last pair was a crappy set that wore out last year.
Anyone use hippers as their primary wading tool? Any tips?
I thought about that for a long time when I was fishing smaller water, the kind of things you could cross dry if you were willing to walk a bit and a little rock hopping.
I eventually went with a good pair of "muck boots". What I found was it made me think a little more about what I was wading through and where I was fishing. Sometimes that little rock over hang in 8" of water IS the deep, sheltered, safe place in the immediate area.
Then again, a pair of neoprene stocking foots are still perking in the back of my mind. (The deciding factor on the "muck boots" approach was a really good deal at Bass Pro.)