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Old 03-30-2005, 10:36 PM
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Old 03-31-2005, 12:13 AM
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:06 PM
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can someone please clear up a question of mine of why simms waders are soo expensive? and why? im looking for some good breathable waders, and wader boots but im not sure if i want rubber soles or felt soles. i mostly fish off of rocks and when i go in the water its normally on a beach. Also i do kayak fishing if that makes a difference in my choice.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:52 AM
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Hi Grega
Your paying for a quality product with Simms and the name.

Many of the Yakers use breathables with a dry top and layers.
Some use wet suits in the cold.
I mainly surf fish the beach and some rocky outcrops.
I have korkers that have both the rubber and felt changeable soles but
they hurt my ankles so I use Hodgemans $25 felt sole specials.
When they're toast I toss them and get another.
I save the korkers for the nasty slimy rocks.
I went with Hodgemans Wade light breathables.
They are comfortable and lightweight and didnt kill my pocket.
So far so good.
Its the stocking foot for me. There are litterally dozens of brands of
wading shoes from 25 bucks to 200 +.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:16 AM
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thanks jim for the help im just lost when it comes to know what i actually need to get. i dont want to buy something and realize that i made the wrong choice.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:27 AM
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Greg Im pretty big and not in the best of health so i needed something lightweight comfortable and that would fit.
The stout breathables work for me. So much so that its not a problem for me to use them unlike the other types.
Very lightweight and so far durable.
I dont remeber what they cost between 100 and 200 hundred.
I picked the boots up at the local walmart. $25. lol
Maybe some of the other guys and the yakers will weigh in on this too.
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:31 PM
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I know guys that have had $400 Simms. I also know guys that have had $90 cheapies - I've yet to meet the hardcore guy that can get more then two years out of breathables no matter what the price.
Get the ones with the longest warranty.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:10 PM
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sounds like the best thing to do... i just don't understand why waders...waders cost up too $600. that is ridiculous. what do you guys think about boots felt or rubber, i already have korkers so i dont need the studded ones. and how long does the felt last? i mean its only felt the durability of them im sure cant last a long time maybe 2 years at best. am i right?
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:46 PM
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Studded felt is by far the way to go. I haven't strapped on Korkers in going on 4 years, since I got a pair of Simms Freestone studded felt boots - and that includes many trips to Montauk, aka slimy rock city.
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:03 AM
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I wear breathables every yr for duck season. if it is cold I layer fleece pants under them. I have had 2 pair of hodgman. I liked them but they both only lasted one season. I am pretty rough on them though. I wear them through a lot of brush. I now have the cabelas brand. I like them as well. I did not get a leak in them this yr. I didn't wear them as much though. My mother developed cancer in the middle of the season and I didn't go any more after that. If I was to buy another pair it would be the cabelas.
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