Originally Posted by Canal rat
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.