06-12-2010, 09:51 AM
Re: Simms Streamtread Soles
Yatahey, I inquired at Simms about their new star shaped studs. Major back order.
Rep, suggested I "bite the bullet", at 45.00 they must be good. If you look closely at the hex ones you see small hardened steel beads welded into the top. Much higher mileage than regular hex. I like the Freestone model for my own/clients use. Lite/durable.
Just got a pair of Rivershed boots, let the testing begin !!!!
Having seen the damage felt carried invasives can do, I'm glad to see felt go.
Stream tread works pretty well on clean granite, but studs needed for slime.
I use aqua seal on any exposed stitching, just toughen up the boots some more.
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.