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Old 12-10-2007, 02:36 PM
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Default I need your opinion - hip waders

Hi everyone,

I am buying my husband a new pair of hip waders for his birthday and I am not sure what to do. We fly fish in the Sheep River near Calgary Alberta. It involves a lot of hiking through the woods and then stopping to fish. He does not fish very often (maybe 5 times a year in the summer).

Right now he has an old pair where the rubber boots are attached and they have suspenders etc. I went to buy him the same kind but the guy in the store is trying to sell me the “newest” version where you have separate shoes.

What would you recommend? I am not sure if I should fork out $400-$500 for some high tech hip waders that he will only use a couple times a year.

I welcome all opinions and recommendations on which stores to go check out as well.

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