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Old 06-08-2012, 09:14 PM
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Just curious to see if I am the only one that always wears my waders when fishing? no matter how hot it is, i always prefer to wear my waders. For some reason I just don't like the feeling of being completely wet. Also, i paid almost 400 dollars for my waders and boots, and dang it, i'm going to get my moneys worth.

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Old 06-08-2012, 09:25 PM
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I'm with you on that; I've got neoprenes for spring and fall, Redington zip fronts for summer. I feel like it's a necessary part of my fishing equipment.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:47 PM
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The complete opposite . If I could wear shorts in the water 365 days a year I would. Nothing against waders (have 5 pair) just like wet wading . Less to drag around and I love to see the cashiers face when I pay for my coffee and the $20 drips on the counter!
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Nope I am like a walrus, as soon as humanly possible I wet wade unless I know Im going where the water gets higher than my mid / upper thigh all the time
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I always look forward to this time of year because I prefer to wet wade. I get to leave the waders at home. I'll bring the boots and the wet wading gravel guards.

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Old 06-08-2012, 10:32 PM
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I wear mine because of ticks and leeches. I've had leeches attach to my boots a few times, but finding ticks on my waders is common. Lyme disease is a real issue in Southeast PA. It can get awfully warm wearing chest waders in temps above 80, and sometimes I just can't handle it.....
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Always. When it gets hot here, I'm bushwhacking through grass as high as my head. I even move to long sleeves in the summer where I may have had short sleeves on during a warm spring day to protect me from the brush. I roll up the sleeves once I get to the stream and often put them back down on the trek out.

The water is loaded with leeches and there are plenty of ticks. I'd love to wet wade, but not where I fish. I have moved to waist highs instead of chest waders and fished them twice. So far so good. Cooler, but still warm when it's hot.

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Default Re: who uses waders all the time?

If I fish more than 2 full days I always wear waders, if I am just traveling and get to fish a half day or something I will wet wade no problem. I find that for real hard fishing it just destroys my legs wearing shorts. I need to try some of the wet wading pants, that might change my opinion.
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Default Re: who uses waders all the time?

+ 1 here, I have wet waded only a few times and didn't feel like a real fly fisherman. A large part of all of this is donning the waders, rigging the rods, and so forth. I don't use a reel on the rod carry case either, assembling my rod is as much a part of a days fishing as catching the fish

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If conditions permit me to wet wade, i will.
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