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    Best wading boots and where to buy them. I have heard a lot of good things about Korkers but just wanted everyone's opinion and thoughts on other brands. Thanks and Happy New Year!

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    Since I have owned Simms boots, I have never been disappointed. Their vibram soles are grippy, the boots are comfortable, and their warranty and customer service are top knotch.

    You cannot go wrong with them.

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    The new 2011 Korkers sole interface is the best system yet. The felt will run edge to edge compared to previous generations. A special tool is no longer required.

    I tried on the Metalhead model at the shop. Like usual, I upsized by one to accommodate a neoprene bootie and sock. Length was fine, but the width was a bit narrow for my D width feet. The BOA lace system was very easy to operate.

    I still am wearing felt and studded felt boots by Patagonia. They are working well, so I won't change until it becomes illegal. I had an older set of studded felt boots delaminate. Patagonia replaced them without any questions. What I like best of them are that they are super light.

    MP

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    i've heard the new ll bean gray ghost boots are supposed to be really nice. i like patagonia myself. but bottom line, try on what you can, and then decide.

    casey


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    Quote Originally Posted by gjcordray View Post
    Since I have owned Simms boots, I have never been disappointed. Their vibram soles are grippy, the boots are comfortable, and their warranty and customer service are top knotch.

    You cannot go wrong with them.
    same love my simms boots. have one pair for the tubes and river, and one pair for hiking moauntain lakes.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Looks like I have some boots to try on!

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    I bought my boots on Gary (gjcordray)'s recommendation. I agree with the others, they are great.
    Moose

    "There comes a time in every man's life when he is either going to go fishing or do something worse."

    -Havilah Babcock

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    Default Re: Newbie with a gear question??

    Got a pair of Simms too,but two years ago I bought a pair of Greys on ebay for $40 Greys GRX Wading Boots after about one hundred outings they're still in good condition

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjcordray View Post
    Since I have owned Simms boots, I have never been disappointed. Their vibram soles are grippy, the boots are comfortable, and their warranty and customer service are top knotch.

    You cannot go wrong with them.
    I appreciate your input. I went with the Simms Freestone Vibram sole and I will be buying the start cleats to go on them. Thanks again.

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    Hi auburnflyfisher,

    I think you made an excellent choice. I am a big fan of Simms gear and have never been disappointed in anything. Their gear is not the lowest priced but I think it is worth the extra cost.

    Frank

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