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Old 03-25-2010, 10:48 AM
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David - Im gathering that the Snowmobile lugs are better than the simms hardbites? Hard bites
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:26 PM
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David - Im gathering that the Snowmobile lugs are better than the simms hardbites? Hard bites
I can't say that would be true Jim, never tried them. I see the link, I would have to say that the lugs are pointed and the hardbites are not.
I do know that Korkers carbide lugs crush easily against the granite boulders and the snowmobile lugs do not. All those lugs in the photo are what I used on my Choats wading boots last season. The choata's worked well but turned out to hold water and became heavier than Korker sandals. So I'm trying the Simms this season.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:26 PM
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I use the Korker Stream Born wading boots.I like em but I want more studs in em.There fine in fresh water but once on a jetty I was sliddin on the rocks.I don't see em working on submerged boulders,or on anything covered with vegitation.

Those simms boots are sick!!!!!They seem like they would stick to about anything.

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Old 03-27-2010, 01:30 AM
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I knew those lugs looked familiar. I had used them years back on my sled when I used to ride on Winnipesaukee, Sebago and Moosehead along with many other frozen lakes throughout New England. My buddy lost his sled on Winni as we used to run the open water but due to him not having studs he did not get the speed needed that one time. Sucked to be him that day

Wow I was surprised to find the site showing the studs in wading boots
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:43 AM
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I have not seen them around for years but years back I would use a pair of golf rubbers that would fit right over your shoe or boot easy to put on and easy to take off and when a spike wore out would just replace with new spike or a small nut & bolt
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:07 PM
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google an item called KOLD KUTTER Studs. they are made for dirt bike tires for ice racing... the head is pocketed so ea, corner of the screw acts like a small spike. 6 spikes per screw. a bag will last you a long time ( or untill or your freinds take them ) I have about 20 per foot screwed into the bottom of a pair of work boots.. they work great on the rocks and have used them for years. just get the shortest ones so you don't screw through the bottom of the boot.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:12 PM
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I'll give an amen to that pal, I bought a pair of Stable-Icers and they seemed to hold up perfectly fine over the course of last season. No noticeable wear and tear on the lugs thus far, straps are all still in tact and they're pretty durable for being so lightweight. Granted i don't fish B.P. every day but I went out quite a few times last year without an issue. Just my .02 cents


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no... I'm talking about screwing them in AND LEAVING THEM THERE... I fish rocks almost exclusively... I want spikes at all times, minus the 2 pounds of rubber... I like the wearbar idea... do they stay put??? if so, thats what I'm looking for.
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:10 AM
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I like the wearbar idea... do they stay put??? if so, thats what I'm looking for.
We'll see but it'll cost us an extra $50 to find out
Wader studs - Best Grip
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:37 PM
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ahhh details from my other post somewhere else... as you can see this is a topic that means a lot to me... I'll let you know how it works...
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:49 AM
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Yes, I'm doing the same lester. The topic is getting a lot of play in all the forums. Most rockhoppers are looking to do some kind of modifications to their korkers or for some other kind of lightweight boot system with tractions that wont be a major pain in the ass.
Myself I'm going with the Simms Rivershed with the vibram sole and the Aggressive 3000wk28's from best grip if I can get em. It also depends on the sole thickness the grip studs penetrate 7.9mm. - Otherwise its the hardbites together with their star cleats. (add $70 more bucks to the $180 price tag.)

From reviews it seems the rivershed is true to size ( 1 up)
David started this topic here a while back it's probably worth linking to it for the read.
https://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/sh...ad.php?t=16764

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Old 05-03-2010, 10:34 PM
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I emailed best grip based in italy... they have a US based distributor... I have the information... I hope korkers engineers are listening... I know we are a small niche market, but its not THAT small! The interchangeable korker sole system does many things in a mediocre manner... jack of all trades, master of none... I need boots/spikes for one reason/application only... I have separate boots for playing with trout!
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:18 AM
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yea the best grip is the waderstuds.
http://www.best-grip-usa.com/wader_b...der_studs.html
Its worth checking the 7.99 mm sole thickness.
Another interesting thing about the simms vibram soles is that they can be resoled.

http://www.simmsfishing.com/site/streamtread.html
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: New concept for korkers engineers...

UPDATE

The vibram soles are 6mm. So the wearbars and waderstuds are pushing it for that light of a shoe.

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If anyone wants to resole any boot with the vibrams for the hardbites
Rocky Mountain resole will do it.
Resole cost is $70 plus $15 return shipping.
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:29 PM
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I just bought a pair of the Korkers light wading boots. Only complaint so far is no spikes on the toe portion of the boot. The Mossy Rock insoles are very grippy and hold me in place. I will let everyone know how they work out through out the season. Generally i will tear through a pair of customized boot a year.
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I've been using the k1100's for three seasons now and fortunately have only lost 1 spike, but my major problem is getting the damn things to stay on my boots, as Jim mentioned before using duct tape is a PIA and as I have learned if the surf is rough it will still rip them off after awhile. I recently removed the back straps that come up the back side of the wader boots and now just use heavier laces. I never liked those straps, first one broke during the first season at M. where a few 247 members watched my googan butt get kicked right off the rock I was standing on. Anyhow, I have to give the 1100's credit in that I've seen people lose to many studs on the 5000's after a few trips...anyone else have the same issue?
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