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Re: Warm/Hot Weather + Wading

2006/9/9 8:53
From York
Posts: 524
Waist highs for me. And like others said they keep you from contact with poison ivy while walking in and out. Cept last week when I forgot to put them in the car so I wet waded in shorts and sandals in Muddy Creek.

Posted on: 2012/6/18 7:37

Re: Warm/Hot Weather + Wading

2010/6/19 16:43
From Clinton County, Pa.
Posts: 1996
I have wet waded some in the past but no more. I have heard to many horror stories. I wear Simms waisthighs year round.

Posted on: 2012/6/21 10:13
"Even the thousandth trip to the same familiar stream begins with renewed hope and unfailing faith." ZANE GREY

Re: Warm/Hot Weather + Wading

2012/6/11 12:05
From Lehigh Valley
Posts: 200
I'd like to add that whilst fishing a certain branch of a certain river in Blair county last weekend (was it two weekends ago?) I confidently vaulted a guardrail and landed on some loose rocks, and down I went. My fall was broken by the inside of my right bicep as it generously scraped along the concrete bridge wall. I fell hard, but nothing serious. I promptly rinsed the wound in the limestoney waters at the mouth of Roaring Run, then applied some crushed jewel weed. Healed nicely.

Posted on: 2012/6/29 11:42
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Re: Warm/Hot Weather + Wading

2012/3/22 8:26
From Couldn't Care Less
Posts: 6548
Even on a day like today 95 but feels like 100 w/ humidity .. waders?? Bacteria is that bad?

Posted on: 2012/6/30 15:48
There are no evil thoughts except one, the refusal to think

Re: Warm/Hot Weather + Wading

2012/6/5 21:59
From Hanover
Posts: 390
It was a very hot day, about 95 and I decided to head over to Codorus creek which is about 10 min from my house. I decided to where my golf sandals and shorts on such a hot day. The water was so cold I could not stay in for a few minutes, my legs were numb. Now I know why this steam supports native browns. It draws off of the bottom of Lake Marburg and that water is a chilly 55 all year long.

Posted on: 2012/7/12 20:46

Re: Warm/Hot Weather + Wading

2006/9/13 10:18
From LV
Posts: 8976
Most bacteria won't hurt if you are fishing in "clean" streams, it's the warm water streams that are the biggest problem streams because being further down in the watersheds there's much more added to the flow. For instance the Susquehanna looks clean this time of the year, but as we all know it is not clean at all, it is polluted from the headwaters on down. While I've wet waded it in the past, because of the last few years of issues and mysterious dying of fish, it's off limits as for as wet wdaing for me.
Ditto Neshaminy Creek.

Posted on: 2012/7/12 21:08
The object of a resource is to use and reuse a resource, not to use it up, have we learned nothing in over 125 years of stocking?

Re: Warm/Hot Weather + Wading

2011/12/23 1:38
From West of Reading
Posts: 40
Wear your waders. In case of emergency, they act as a floatation device!

Posted on: 2012/7/17 22:05
With the right conditions, Nature herself provides the best and the cheapest way of producing trout... -Dermot Wilson

Re: Warm/Hot Weather + Wading

2012/4/20 15:27
From Bucks County
Posts: 98
As a family practice doc, I treat skin infections every day, so I thought I would add some insight into this thread and try to dispel some misconceptions.

The vast majority of skin infections are caused by Staph bacteria, with a lesser minority caused by Strep and a tiny handful of other organisms. These bacteria reside on the skin of all of us, and are prevented from causing infections by the barrier of our skin and our host defenses. Occasionally, these bacteria will take advantage of the "opportunity" of an open wound or laceration to circumvent our defenses and cause an infection.

Animal feces and sewage have numerous organisms, but the most numerous by far are the coliform bacteria. These bacteria are common inhabitants of our GI system, and do not typically form skin infections, but rather, cause GI infections(Diarrhea). So by wading in "contaminated" waters we typically are not increasing our chance of skin infections. The reason beaches close when there is a high coliform count is because the act of swimming allows water into our mouths and sinuses which we then swallow and thus seed our GI tract with harmful organisms.

With all that being said, I wouldn't wet wade if there were any open sores on my legs as the water makes an excellent vehicle to carry Staph into your wound from your skin. I believe after 20 years of treating staph infections, I have yet to see someone come in with an infection merely from wading in foul water without some trauma or open access point into the skin.

For me, wet wading a cool stream in the heat of a summer day is one of the greatest pleasures of FF!

Posted on: 2012/8/24 11:29
"I knew my tippet was too big when the willow tree I'd hooked on my back cast came flying over my head." - Jimmy D Moore

Re: Warm/Hot Weather + Wading

2012/8/20 22:47
From Lancaster
Posts: 7
I only wore my hip waders once this whole summer and that was yesterday. I wore them in April while fishing some streams up near Black Moshannon but since then its been all swim trunks and my Teva sandels. No problems so far. I even bought some breathable waders and wading boots from Cabela's a couple weeks ago but I havnt felt the need to wear them yet. I think the water feels good anyways.

Posted on: 2012/8/24 16:40

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