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Old 02-04-2009, 12:00 AM
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mine stretch. and i have xxl which is a size 14 (bootfoot as they can be taken off easily in event of injury or a dunking in way too deep of water and filling to rapidly) i take a size 12 but wool socks and sealskinz over the wool fit fine. if i have to get them off in a hurry for some godforsaken reason i have tested them in the water and my wader belt is quickly undone and i can slip out of them easily. i am tall so the xxl is not so droopy on me to cause my vanity to be overly impacted (may not be the right phrase i was looking for but you get my drift)



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Old 02-04-2009, 02:51 PM
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You have a wading belt but it is around your waist correct? Well it should be higher around your chest area to let the least amount of water into them as possible should you go down, as you are in most cases always up to your chest in water at one point or another for any given outing (which is a bad idea but we are invincible remember?) phew! run on sentence! A belt up on your chest is goofy looking yes" but bear in mind when you venture out on your own you need every advantage for safety at your disposal. Many a life has been lost to vanity and ignorance. Can you say KORKERS? what>? no safety footwear? better get some!

Know the limits to fast water and turbulent surf. Once you are above the knees in water you run the risk of getting jammed up. You become more buoyant and have considerably less traction here. Keep your body sideways to the current or surf, you don't want the force of waves hitting you directly face forward and especially facing the beach with your back to the surf. There is a point where you will know your limits so adhere to your instincts and not at the prospect of an "oh so close body of fish". Lean into current or surf a bit as if you lose your balance the surf or current will push you upright instead of OFF YOUR FEET but this is a balance issue which will vary with each set of circumstance and individual height/weight/ and coordination factor. leaning forward into anything is just as bad if you are not in a good position to begin with.
as the day wears on you think you are ready for anything when truth be told your anything but. You could be more fatigued and are most suceptable(?) to accident or injury or both. Fighting current and surf all day can take it;s toll (especially on us older folks) yea, i am gettin there. Plan your routes to avoid obstacles that are here in this thread and be safe. Any areas that have less strenuous wading and footing can still be hazardous.
These were the 2 best paragraphs. You really covered it all, great advice here. Some people think they know enough, and are too advanced to read this. That could put you in the cemetary. Hard to fight Mother Nature and win, the sea is is a jealous mistress.

Zim, ever think of breaking down the ramblings into smaller paragraphs? My eyes hurt!
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:58 PM
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no!
but your eyes probably hurt from the strain of carrying around that giant brain in your head!



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Great words of Wisdom., Thanks ZIM
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Definetly something I look forward to reminding myself every season. Thanks Zim....
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Droopiness causes my vanity to be overly impacted.
That's nice
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:05 AM
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give this a bump for the upcoming season.
My best friends dad lost one of his good friends who drowned in our town clamming.

He makes us have a sharp knife on the belt so in case things get hairy, we can try to cut our way out. in fact im guna go grind that blade a little.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:57 AM
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Great post Zim.

I want to add one thing.

Attach a waterproof whistle to your wader suspender. It will be heard over a pounding surf much easier than yelling.

3 short bursts of anything is the universal sign for HELP...

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Old 05-23-2009, 11:30 PM
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food for thought as it is not out of the realm of possibility a shark can cruise the flats in search of forage. in this video it shows the man getting spooked and as he flinches, it is all the shark needed to know it was alive and a possible meal....
remember that even though we are not fishing in shark infested waters like the florida and south america/australia etc waters, the thing to know is that in murky muddy water - a shark has limited visibility so bumping into your legs and having this happen is not of high probability but, i forecast it happening at a flat i fish in the late summer months when the water is churning up murky at seguine point. seldom is the thought as we fish but as bluefish bump into my legs i cringe but know it is unlikely THEY will take a bite but knowing if a bigger fish hits my leg i won't move a muscle as it will poke at you like you will see here...



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At the age of fifty, and not so limber around the hips and legs, I have added an inflatable Mustang vest to my gear. If I should slip, I don't want to depend on my physical ability to live. I will want a life jacket to appear.
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First I must say awesome post Zim!!!

I just want to know who did the edit on it? That is the first time I have seen Zim use capital letters. Just busting-

Great words of wisdom though
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:25 PM
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Great post..I'm new to surf fishing and was out just last night in the dark. I will read this a couple of times over.

Thanks!!
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You have my praise for an excellent posting.
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First I must say awesome post Zim!!!

I just want to know who did the edit on it? That is the first time I have seen Zim use capital letters. Just busting-

Great words of wisdom though
i did spell check..... but it doesn't help me construct sentences and paragraphs as my limited education and overuse of drugs and alcohol over the years took it's toll bonehead.. the only time i use caps and try to make sense is writing something important or requesting someone on ebay take my check as to not look as dumb as i really am. so go fly a kite.. lol.
boy, i open cans every time i type..........



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