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Choosing Fishing Waders For Comfort And Safety

Aug 18, 2007
Fishing waders are a fundamental component of any good fisherman's array of equipment and are especially useful for those who like to fish in streams and rivers. Anglers can choose from three main types of fishing waders and each type has its own good and bad points. When deciding which fishing wader to buy, one of the most important factors to consider is the comfort levels offered by each wader. This is chiefly because if you don't feel comfortable in your fishing waders, you probably won't be able to spend as much time in the water as you would like to. Here's a brief look at the three different varieties of fishing waders and what each of them have to offer:

Rubber Fishing Waders: Fishing waders made of rubber are the least comfortable and the least expensive of the lot. These would be suitable for those who don't fish that often or those who prefer a particular fishing spot and don't move much from place to place while fishing. Its also a good idea to keep a standby pair of rubber waders for emergency situations.

Neoprene Fishing Waders: Neoprene waders aren't exactly dirt cheap, but they won't cost you a lot either and you can buy a good pair for yourself for under $100. Neoprene waders are especially comfortable during winters as they are quite warm, but they can be a tad bit too warm come summertime. However, neoprene waders offer great overall comfort and make for a great choice for your first decent pair of fishing waders. Neoprene waders are made durable too and usually last for a long time.

Breathable Fishing Waders: Although breathable fishing waders are the most expensive type of waders, they are by far the most comfortable waders. Expert anglers refuse to use any other type besides breathable fishing waders and for good reason. A decent pair of breathable waders not only keep you dry and warm, but also give you unmatched comfort levels found no where else. These may not be as durable as neoprene waders, but if you take care of them, they will definitely last you a long time.

No matter what the type, most fishing waders come attached either with boots or a type of stocking foot. A stocking foot is best described as sort of a neoprene 'bootie' that comes attached to waders. You can then simply slip your wading boots over the stocking foot the same way as you would wear a normal pair of shoes. This is an extremely comfortable combination if you plan to cover a lot of distance while fishing. For those who don't intend to move much while fishing, boot foot waders should fit the bill perfectly.

To conclude, when choosing which pair of fishing waders to buy, it's important to keep in mind two main factors; these are the comfort levels offered by a particular pair of waders and the distance you plan to cover while fishing.
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