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Old 11-01-2007, 03:36 PM
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Default Knee Pads for Waders

Hello:

My name is Jack, and new to the forum. I have seen images with people wearing knee pads over their waders. I think it is an obvious idea to protect wear and tear. However, I am wondering what I should look for in the pads: foam, rubber, velco, etc. What works best? Also, who makes them?

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Old 11-02-2007, 09:32 AM
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Default Re: Knee Pads for Waders

Many waders actually have them built into them.

Try checking with your local fly shop. See what they
may have & see what may best suit your needs.

I don't know about you, but it's not very often that I
find myself on my knees in the river, unless it's rather
hot out & I want to cool down.

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Default Re: Knee Pads for Waders

Jack,

I've been wondering about the same thing. There is a chapter in "Fly Fishing Small Streams" called "Sneaking Around on Your Hands and Knees". I do quite a bit of kneeling on the smallest, shallowest creeks.

I have been wondering the same thing. One solution I may go with is getting a couple of cut-out pieces of canvas and attaching them with Zap-a-Gap to the knees. If I try this, I will experiment on my old waders first and test them before doing the same to my current waders.

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Old 11-02-2007, 02:37 PM
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I'd check lowes or home depot. I got some for a flooring project a while back that would work pretty well over waders. I'm sure Lowes had 8+ options. I'd make sure to get some that can just be strapped on, instead of having to slide them up.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:01 AM
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Default Re: Knee Pads for Waders

Thanks for the help everyone!
I find my self on my knees a lot in order to keep my profile low and not spook the fish. I just don't want to go through a pair of waders because the knees are shot!
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:32 PM
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Find some adult sized knee-pads in the bike/skateboard area at any store.
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