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    Default Waist High Waders

    I am considering purchasing some waist high waders. I fish for trout in CA a few times a year - will be visiting the Upper Sac for a week next month. Budget=$200 +/-. Any suggestions as to brand and/or whether it is a worthwhile investment? I am 6'3" 235 with size 15 feet.

    ~Noiso

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    I have Rivendell waist highs and I love them. You can score them on e-bay for like $50.
    Good quality wader.

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    Check out Orvis. I purchased a pair of Tailwater XTs on sale for $199.99 and with them came a free pair of wading boots. A great deal in my opinion. As for the waders, I used them 20+ times in July up on the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork and they were outstanding. By far the best pair of waders I have used to date. Love the waist highs and seriously doubt I will ever go back to chest highs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txbevo View Post
    Check out Orvis. I purchased a pair of Tailwater XTs on sale for $199.99 and with them came a free pair of wading boots. A great deal in my opinion. As for the waders, I used them 20+ times in July up on the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork and they were outstanding. By far the best pair of waders I have used to date. Love the waist highs and seriously doubt I will ever go back to chest highs.
    WOW! those are a great price. Provided they have his size.
    The only problem I have with them is the fact the BOOT is attached. I wear out boots faster than waders, but I wet wade.
    Plus the boots are felt sole.
    You have to be sure the boot fits right too.
    For that price....it could be worth it.

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    You can get the Orvis Tailwater waders as a stocking foot or bootfoot. They have the stocking foot on sale with free boots. The bootfoot waders are also on sale. I just got some Simms waist highs. I've been using Hodgeman waist highs for 2 yrs now with no leaks. The Hodgemans fit real well and keep me bone dry. The feet aren't lt/rt. I think that's a big plus in the more expensive waders, though I can't say the Hodgemans have been uncomfortable in the feet. They push on my toes at times, though. I'll break the Simms in for 3 days in Pa early next week. All that said, waist highs are all I wear.

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    Okay, I see it now. On sale for $249.
    I bought these at the beginning of the summer and got to say, they are really well built. And the PRICE!!!!
    Mine are the waist highs, but They have a Zipper. Not that that does me any good..LOL

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Rivendell-SF-fly...d=p3286.c0.m14

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    Default Re: Waist High Waders

    Thanks folks!
    I forgot to mention that I need the stocking foot -already have boots. I wonder, will the folks at Orvis flinch if I order XL-long waders and the free wading boots in a size 6 women's (for my gal)? I'll definitely check out the Hodgeman and Rivendell brands as well. The Orvis come in a nice variety of sizes and I think the size 13 socks should stretch to my size like they did on my current chest high waders.
    Thanks again.
    ~Noiso

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    Default Re: Waist High Waders

    Quote Originally Posted by Noiso View Post
    Thanks folks!
    I forgot to mention that I need the stocking foot -already have boots. I wonder, will the folks at Orvis flinch if I order XL-long waders and the free wading boots in a size 6 women's (for my gal)? I'll definitely check out the Hodgeman and Rivendell brands as well. The Orvis come in a nice variety of sizes and I think the size 13 socks should stretch to my size like they did on my current chest high waders.
    Thanks again.
    ~Noiso
    I really doubt they would even notice.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Waist High Waders

    LLBean makes a waist high version of their $100 wader that gets such rave reviewss- http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...4-tn&cat4=1109

    I'll probably get myself a pair of these before too long- http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...1109-sub2&np=Y Looks like a good deal and a very convenient option.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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