11-07-2010, 10:33 AM
Re: Value priced waders and boots?
I have a pair of those 5mm waders. They have plenty of patches but they're close to 20 years old if that tells you anything.
I've also owned a pair of the Cabela's canvas boots, though they were the ones with the felt soles and velcro straps. The velcro straps sucked but otherwise the canvas boots were fine.
Over the years most of my waders and boots have come from Cabelas. 6 pairs at least. They were all worth having and except for an early design of the 3 Forks rubberized, I never had a problem with any of them
And that includes the bootfoots
I currently have a 4 year old pair of the Dry-Plus bootfoots that I use for fishing in the surf. My only complaint with them is that the sole could be more sturdy. They're like walking in slippers. The so-called lack of ankle support has never been an issue.
I have a number of wader options and the bootfoots would not be my first choice for rocky terrain. But I wouldn't go as far as to say that they're a bad choice either. Contrary to what one poster says above, they're perfect for cold water fishing as the extra wiggle room in the toe box can make all the difference in staying warm.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart
Last edited by Rip Tide; 11-07-2010 at 11:22 AM.