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Old 01-05-2012, 08:27 PM
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If I don't plan on getting above mid thigh, can I get away with wading pants? Or would you recommend getting full waders "just in case"?
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I, and many of my friends, who are all old guys like me (almost 62) have all gone to waist highs.
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Default Re: Wading pants.

my dad has a pair of the ll bean emerger wading pants and loves them
my patagonia waders have an adjustable strap system that allows me to go either chest or waist high.


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Hi rschreck,

I haven't looked at them lately, but my old Streamline waist highs had an internal fold down bib, that could be pulled up around your chest and secured in place with a draw cord so you can forge through deep water in the event you need to Go Deep .

If that's the way the new ones are built, then I'd consider it. If not, I'd be sure to be shipping water over the rails, sooner or later.

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Default Re: Wading pants.

I got both. If you know for sure how deep the water is and are not going to fish other areas get the pants. If theres doubt, get the convertable waders that can be folded down from chest high to waist high
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Default Re: Wading pants.

I primarily fish small spring creeks and went with the G3 convertibles for the "just in case". Three years and I've never converted them. Next pair will be the pants.
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I wear the pants much more often. I think if you're wading deep enough where you need chest waders, you're probably wading too deep. Probably more true for rivers than lakes. There's always exceptions.

I have a older pair of Cloudveil pants that i really liked, on their last legs now (and no, the zippers are not waterproof - lol), I've gone through a couple pairs of the Cabelas wading pants, and I have a pair of G3 convertibles

Now that they make G3 pants again, I'll probably get a pair of those

If it's raining or snowing.. I'll wear chest highs..
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Default Re: Wading pants.

Seems like convertibles work best for me. Worn waist high they are cool and comfortable in most circumstances.....worn chest high in rain or while tubing.

I've worn them as pants in my tube and that's risky for the guys with the plumber's crack thing going on.

If I could really afford both pants and chest highs it might be different, but I can't and pay for gas to go fish. Convertibles do both things well, IMO.

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Default Re: Wading pants.

While I agree that there's generally little reason to be more than waist deep while fishing (casting's tough, can't see into the water well), its common for me to be belly-button deep for 20 seconds multiple times a day while moving from spot to spot.

That's a bad time to be wearing waders that stop 4" lower than yer navel.
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While I agree that there's generally little reason to be more than waist deep while fishing (casting's tough, can't see into the water well), its common for me to be belly-button deep for 20 seconds multiple times a day while moving from spot to spot.

That's a bad time to be wearing waders that stop 4" lower than yer navel.
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"Hipboots are only a measure of how deep the water was when you got wet"
I would think you could substitute "wading pants" for "hipboots" if you liked.
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