04-18-2012, 09:41 AM
Re: RI has banned felt boot waders
Beans has always gone "far and beyond" to stand behind it's products
No other outdoor retail company comes close. Not Orvis or anyone else.
As for Rhode Island, they're trying to protect the Wood River watershed, which is worthwhile but forcing casual trout fishermen to buy expensive new boots isn't going to help sell a lot of fishing licenses.
When I lived in RI (7 years) I had a few trout streams that fished, but there were many more here in CT that I like better. It got to the point were I only bought a CT license and quit fishing trout in RI all together.
Not saying you should do that, but it's something to think about.
I was told by a state biologist that CT has no plans to ever ban felt.
Welcome to the forum, by the way
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart