Re: Expensive waders, are they worth it?
My first set of "good" waders were some Hodgemen breathables. They cost 90 bucks. They worked great, for the first 2 years, then they just started to leak in random spots. Then they started to become brittle and even the smallest thorns and pebbles would put holes in them. I have since stepped up to a pair of Simms Headwaters, ( I think, maybe freestones, I get switched ) and they were about double the Hodgemens, and they have done nothing but preformed brilliantly. They have shrugged off thorns, rocks, sticks, hooks...no leaks what so ever. Moral of the story, yes I do think good waders are work the money.
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Storm Drain Bonefisher