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  1. Question Hi Guys! This lady needs your help!

    My husband has sent me on a wild goose chase for a pair of fishing booties to replace his old ones. Now, here is where yall (yes I am from Texas) come in! The old pair has a insignia on it ,"SL" and I have no idea what company this stands for & he can't remember either, but he said he would know it if he heard it. Do any of you have a clue what company "SL" is?

    Also, these boots are neoprene flats wade fishing booties.

    C'mon guys, I know you can do it!!!
    Thanks!!
    Jessica

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    Quote Originally Posted by djneblett View Post
    My husband has sent me on a wild goose chase for a pair of fishing booties to replace his old ones. Now, here is where yall (yes I am from Texas) come in! The old pair has a insignia on it ,"SL" and I have no idea what company this stands for & he can't remember either, but he said he would know it if he heard it. Do any of you have a clue what company "SL" is?

    Also, these boots are neoprene flats wade fishing booties.

    C'mon guys, I know you can do it!!!
    Thanks!!
    Jessica
    Jessica

    well if this is for a surprise gift then go to your local fly shop, bass pro, cabelas and get him a gift certificate for the price of a neoprene flats boot they are all made in china and are essentially the same then let him fit it...step up a notch in price and a simms flats boot is better and more durable..i have been flats fishing for more than 30 years and I like the simms the best..had probably ten pair of the neoprene type... your fly fishing husband is letting you actually buy his toys??

  3. Default Re: Hi Guys! This lady needs your help!

    puuulease...not even close!! That would be like me asking him to go buy me a pair of great jeans...NOT.

    He totally knows about it, but they are so old he forgot what company the "S" and the "L" stood for!

    Any thoughts??

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    Not all wading socks are made in China, and forget the big box stores! Get him these Simms Neoprene Wading Socks and he won't be disappointed

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    Default Re: Hi Guys! This lady needs your help!

    There's a company called Taimen (Chinese I'm guessing since the taimen is a Mongolian super trout). Anyway they make a series of boots called SL and also make boots and waders for Simms. As a previous poster said, most of this stuff is probably made in the same Chinese factory. Here's a link.

    Waders, Wading Boots, Fly Fishing, Taimen

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    Default Re: Hi Guys! This lady needs your help!

    I havent heard of SL. Did some online searching with no resuts that match the description. Can you take a picture of them and post it? I totaly get it that he wants the same boots. Kinda like that old t shirt or undies, theres just something about it that makes it exclusive.
    Hand crafted wood fly boxes.

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    Default Re: Hi Guys! This lady needs your help!

    Hi Jessica,

    Sorry to tell you this, but the company ( SL ) StreamLine has been out of business many years. At one time they were neck & neck with Simms in the neoprene wader market, they also made booties, hand warmers, wading socks etc.

    Simms, Orvis & Cabela's all sell booties.

    Best of luck, TT

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    Default Re: Hi Guys! This lady needs your help!

    I hope you guys realize that Jessica posted that original request back in 2007, I'm sure she has found a gift for the hubby by now.

    Larry
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    Default Re: Hi Guys! This lady needs your help!

    No I didn't see that Larry and here I am surfing the sponsors sites putting together a list of links to booties......
    Got a little egg on my face this time.

    Oh well ! TT

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    Default Re: Hi Guys! This lady needs your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by trout trekker View Post
    No I didn't see that Larry and here I am surfing the sponsors sites putting together a list of links to booties......
    Got a little egg on my face this time.

    Oh well ! TT
    No biggie, you still provided some great info for the other members who might be looking for booties! I've been thinking about getting a pair myself for use on the pontoon boat. The wading boots are too large to use with fins, so I have getting by with an old pair of Keen shoes but they are about on their last leg.

    Larry
    Larry


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