The North American Fly Fishing Forum
Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Other Gear

Other Gear All other fly fishing gear including tools, gadgets, clothing, float tubes, pontoons and other boats.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2008, 11:52 PM
FrankB2's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,745
FrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Speaking of Waders, Can Neoprene be Revived...??

I'm not even sure my wader's neoprene boots are leaking, but they've been
feeling awfully squeshy lately. The boot seems like it may have stretched a
little as well. Symptoms are squeshy (sp??) feeling, and an ever so slight
damp feeling on the bootom of my socks. Of course this feeling coincedes
with warmer weather, so maybe my feet are just SWEATING....Gross ! These waders are 3-4 years old, and don't
leak anywhere else, and I'm not even sure this is a leak.

Does anyone hit their neoprene with something like Revivex???
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-17-2008, 01:06 AM
BigCliff's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 4,313
BigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant future
Default Re: Speaking of Waders, Can Neoprene be Revived...??

Sounds like foot sweat, or lots of little leaks. Either way, I'd say breathable is the answer.

Simms has a RIDICULOUS number of waders available this year, some likely affordable. Or you could just go with the basic LL Bean breathables and call it good.
__________________
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-17-2008, 06:18 PM
FISHN50's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Metuchen, N.J.
Posts: 971
FISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to beholdFISHN50 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Speaking of Waders, Can Neoprene be Revived...??

Sounds like condensation in your boots... Cold water + warm body= condensation. Just make sure you dry the inside out after use.. I rolled up a pair with some condensation in them & left them in the car & ended up with a mold / mildew problem. The only way I know of to ck. them for sure would be to fill them up with water & look for seepage. I don't think rolling them up to trap air & submergeing them to look for bubbles will work if the leak is really small. Pay special attention to the seam where the boot is attached. Did you put screws in the soles for traction like a buddy of mine did. He ended up with a tiny leak. The screws were OK when he first put them in but they must have worked in a little bit more over time & just pierced the boot & not the cushion insert so he never felt it. If you do find the leak Aqua seal works great. Warm the tube up in hotwater before use as it will flow a little better & be absorbed by the neopreme on the first coat a little better....
Good Luck
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-17-2008, 06:22 PM
FrankB2's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,745
FrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond reputeFrankB2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Speaking of Waders, Can Neoprene be Revived...??

Thanks Guys! You're probably right: there's barely a feeling of moisture, and
only on the bottom of my socks. It's just enough that it's dry in a minute or
so, kind of like after taking off my sneakers.....Hmmmmm....
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-18-2008, 12:39 AM
fyshstykr's Avatar
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Plain City, Utah.
Posts: 4,256
Blog Entries: 1
fyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond reputefyshstykr has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Speaking of Waders, Can Neoprene be Revived...??

Dang Frank, I was wondering what that 'Aroma' was!!
__________________
John.

*Comments posted above are only my opinion. I may be right....ehhh.....I'm probably wrong. Take 'em for what they're worth.*

http://www.wasatchguideservice.com/

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rivers Full of Carp Fish Bones Warmwater Articles 18 12-21-2011 05:26 PM
Reels axle27 General Discussion 2 03-24-2008 04:13 PM
Ross CLA CTR0022 Fly Reels 12 01-29-2008 12:42 PM
Also from Colorado stevieb Member Introductions 3 11-06-2007 02:38 PM
$40 rod vs $140 rod chuck145 Fly Rods 16 12-06-2005 08:46 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.