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shebs  
#1 Posted : Thursday, July 30, 2015 6:53:36 PM(UTC)
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Anyone have any advice on a reasonably cheap pair of stocking foots? I'm a fan of the $100 LL Bean flyweights, but I'm about to warranty the pair I have (that's why I like 'em - no questions, no BS, just replacement), but they're back-ordered until September. Need something to hold me over until then, and hopefully something that won't spring a leak on day 1. I'm just terrible to my gear, which is why I buy cheap ones - I can spend $100 bucks and they'll last 3 months until buckthorn and barbed wire destroy them, or I can spend $400 and they'll last 3 months until buckthorn and barbed wire destroy them. Crying

Not totally opposed to boot-foots, but being flat-footed, I'd prefer to use the boots I have, since they don't kill my feet/knees, and it's always a crapshoot in that department.

Any advice?
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#2 Posted : Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:52:14 PM(UTC)
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Sorry man. I have had great luck with my LL BEAN fly weight waders.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:02:13 PM(UTC)
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trapper wrote:
Sorry man. I have had great luck with my LL BEAN fly weight waders.


Me too! They were solid for a good 6 months, which is pretty good considering I fish 2-3 times a week and do a lot of brutal bushwhacking. Had a run in with a barbed wire fence hidden in head high weeds last weekend, and aquaseal isn't gonna cut it for this repair job. It worked well enough the last ten times Razz
I guess I should be glad it didn't cut me lol but now I gotta go shopping ThumbDown
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#4 Posted : Friday, July 31, 2015 5:59:44 AM(UTC)
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I got a $60 pair of Cabelas waders to hold me over while I send in my Simms. I like them a lot. After wearing them a few times, I doubt I'd spend the extra $400 on Simms ever again.
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#5 Posted : Friday, July 31, 2015 10:36:23 AM(UTC)
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kschaefer3 wrote:
I got a $60 pair of Cabelas waders to hold me over while I send in my Simms. I like them a lot. After wearing them a few times, I doubt I'd spend the extra $400 on Simms ever again.


Are you referring to the basic 3mm neoprenes? Link
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#6 Posted : Friday, July 31, 2015 2:32:12 PM(UTC)
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No pretty sure they are here. Guess they're more than $60, but way cheaper than any Simms.
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#7 Posted : Friday, July 31, 2015 5:16:30 PM(UTC)
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kschaefer3 wrote:
I got a $60 pair of Cabelas waders to hold me over while I send in my Simms. I like them a lot. After wearing them a few times, I doubt I'd spend the extra $400 on Simms ever again.



But you looked so "cool" in the $400 Simms

Go Avalanche Area Outdoor Sports on facebook for a pic of Kyle sportin his Simms waders
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#8 Posted : Monday, August 3, 2015 7:30:33 AM(UTC)
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I got a $60 pair of Cabelas waders to hold me over while I send in my Simms. I like them a lot. After wearing them a few times, I doubt I'd spend the extra $400 on Simms ever again.


In the market for new waders how come you would buy the 400 Simms again ?
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#9 Posted : Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:27:18 AM(UTC)
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Fell on a rock and ripped a hole in my waders two weekends ago. Anyone have a suggestion for how to patch it up. I will probably be getting some new waders at some point, but would like to use these in the meantime and as a backup pair eventually.
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#10 Posted : Saturday, March 4, 2017 10:07:05 AM(UTC)
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hardenpw wrote:
Fell on a rock and ripped a hole in my waders two weekends ago. Anyone have a suggestion for how to patch it up. I will probably be getting some new waders at some point, but would like to use these in the meantime and as a backup pair eventually.



They make wader repair kits, but I have always just used shoe goo when I get a hole in my waders. You get a lot more for your money compared to the wader repair kits or patches. You can then use the extra for wading boots when those start to go.
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