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Old 11-10-2008, 01:24 PM
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Hip waders would be fine for some areas. I've been thinking of getting a pair for fishing the canal. However most places I fish regularly, hip waders would be quite useless. It's not unusual to be standing on a rock that is a foot out of the water, and have a 5 foot wave slam into you,,,, not to mention wading through 4-5 feet of water to get to said rock.

Hip boot & oilers.
Probably just a throwback to my commercial days.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:37 PM
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def. get a descent pair for under 100 bucks. Mine on the other had were a bit more.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: how much for quality waders?

i am looking too, the rubber ones from walmart are a waste of time - mine cracked and leaked after 2 months.

I mostly fish the canal (being 35 yds from my house) but still want chest waders for the times i head to the beach or shell fishing. Red top has some nice hodgeman's for $135 with double supported knees and boot feet.

Anyone have experience with Hodgeman's?
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:21 PM
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Anyone have experience with Hodgeman's?
I have a pair of higher end hodgmans and a pair of Orvis Silver Thread or whatever they call them. I not crazy about the gravel guards and the drains on the Orvis silver threads, but they are decent quality for 185 bucks or so. (They both hold up well to barnacled covered rocks and sitting down on rocks too)
The hodgmans are warmer and thicker and in some ways I like them better. About the same price. Maybe they are the guide series? I forget. I mention them both because I alternate between the two. Other than the plastic suspender snap on the hodgmans breaking, both are still in good shape. Stearns sent the replacement for the hodgmans no questions asked.

In my opinion breathables are a must. Especially if you dont get around that well and cant run around like a mullet anymore.
I prefer also the stocking foot and seperate boots and korkers.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: how much for quality waders?

I just bought a pair of the LL Bean Emerger - bootfoot for $159, the stocking foot are $99. Great warranty.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:02 AM
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Default Re: how much for quality waders?

I got a pair of Cabelas breathable Alaskan guide, recommended by Rich Swiss. I like em, used to use the neoprenes all the time. Now I just use the neoprene for the rocks, the breathables when I'm walking a few miles a night. really makes a difference, I'm glad I got them.
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: how much for quality waders?

Just bought a pair of Red Head 3.5 mil neoprene boot foot w/ felt from Bass Pro Shop for $68!.....anybody want to convince me to return them based on a bad review before i use them?!?!


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Old 03-09-2009, 02:22 PM
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Anyone have experience with Hodgeman's?
I own a couple of pairs of waders..Hodgeman's neoprene boot waders..Keep ya warm but if walking far no good very bulky and heavy..
Neoprene without boot is much better feels less heavy and less restricting.
I just ordered a pair of Cabela's Guide Tech Dry-Plus Bootfoot Chest Waders.. Will be my first breatheables. I will let you know how i like em after i use em.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:21 PM
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I currently have Cabela's neoprene waders and these guys are right unless its really cold they are a pain in the ass! Breathables are on my shopping list for this season. The neoprene is heavy and only suitable if you like fishing really cold water.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:14 PM
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i have hodgeman wadelite waders...sock foot. 70$ and despite the price, they are quality!!! had them for 2 seasons, fishing many nights per week around boulders... ZERO issues.... I like breathable... if its cold, I'll wear thermals...
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