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Old 08-20-2012, 04:49 PM
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Went fly fishing yesterday and found out I need new waders due to major leak and cant be repaired because the inner & outer liner are separating on both legs, any suggestion or reviews for a new pair?
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:56 PM
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popperfly,
depending on price, simms or patagonia are a good pick. if you look around you can find sales on these, and many other brands. i've owned and loved ll bean emerger waders that an be found at a good price as well.
just curious what brand of waders you are having these issues with?

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I've been using Simms G3 for several years and like them. Need to send them back because of a leaky foot so bought a pair of G4s and will use the G3s as backups and for summer trout and the G4s for steelhead. Some guys I fish with swear by Dan Bailey. Before Simms I had a pair of Orvis waders that worked well for a couple of years and then they became my spouse's waders. I do not think you can go wrong with any of the major brands. I like the Simms because of the pockets because I do not use a vest for steelhead.
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i've been looking around for waders as well. *(my first set)
i'm going back to NYC soon for short time, and ORVIS has their warehouse only 45 min away, so ill give them a call and if they have good deals ill go grab some there.
otherwise here's what i found so far:
online you can find some small discounts, but this weekend i was up in Mammoth and walked into a random FlyFishing Shop and they had SIMMS 40% off in store. its a small shop w/out a website or any advertising.
so you might want to do just that, go into some local shops and see what deals they have, you might have better luck then you would looking for online sale.
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I really like the Patagonia waders I've been wearing for the past couple of years...Watermaster II's I think.
Price was nice on sale around Labor Day and their warranty is right up there with the best in the business.
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Go with the best you can afford and enjoy 'em!
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Default Re: New Waders

Redington SonicPros are my recommendation. After more than a year of some seriously tough fishing in them, they still don't have any issues aside from the pinhole leak I put in while hopping a barbed wire fence while running from an angry bull.

For the price of these waders compared to some higher end waders like the G4's, it's worth looking into. I don't think you'd be disappointed with them.
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My theory is buy the best you can find in hopes they will last the longest. So far this has worked out for me. Simms boots and waders for me.
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I've been using Cabela's waders for around 25 years. There's been 6 or 7 different pairs during that time and I still have 5 of them including both stocking foot and boot foot versions of their "Dry-Plus"
I have no problem recommending that model.
Be sure and try them on before you buy as proper fit will help to extend their life
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just curious what brand of waders you are having these issues with?

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Highly recommend you check out Frog Togg's Hellbender waders. They are ~1/3 the price of Simms, Patagonia, etc. waders, breath and last just as long (in my experience). Plus, I don't think twice about hopping barbed-wire or pouncing through alders in these things (which I would if I was wearing $300+ in waders).

Their hippers are great as well.
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