Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



(1) 2 »


Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2012/3/22 8:26
From Couldn't Care Less
Posts: 5720
Offline
For the entire summer I've been fishing my waders (right side) have a hole somewhere and my leg gets soaked each and every time I wade. I couldn't find it to try to address it so I sent them back last Friday for repair. Got an email that we are looking @ 4 - 6 weeks and realized I'm gonna need an extra pair of waders ... which will also benefit me down the road.

Do most of you guys have an extra pair?

Any recommendations in the $100 range?

Much appreciated

Posted on: 2013/9/12 11:37
_________________
There are no evil thoughts except one, the refusal to think


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2008/1/31 17:19
From Pretty much everywhere at some point, Thorndale today.
Posts: 13701
Offline
Well, I retired my last pair when the leaks were still fairly minorl. That pair is my backup pair.

You can get relatively cheap pair, in the $100 range, from Cabelas, Dick's, etc. Some have had luck with the Cabela's branded stuff in that range. I've had pairs of Hodgeman's that I had no problem with, other than longevity.

Another option, if you are thinking of any winter fishing, is to get neoprene's. Then you could have your neopren's for winter and breathables for summer, and they'd work fine as each other's backups. Or get a pair of hip boots, either the cheapo rubber or even a better breathable pair with stocking feet. Hippers come in handy sometimes, especially if fishing small streams.

Basically, just saying that a backup pair can also be the go-to for a slightly different task. Most of us do that with rods. We have our nymphing rod, our streamer rod, our dry fly rod, our small stream rod, our bass and steelhead rod, etc. They are the primary for their purpose, and also serve as backups for other purposes.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 11:46


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2011/7/6 12:30
From Ephrata, PA
Posts: 6588
Offline
What size do you wear, Stagger?

Posted on: 2013/9/12 12:12


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2010/6/26 11:19
From Along the Lehigh Above the Gap
Posts: 7275
Offline
Size small in womans obviously

Posted on: 2013/9/12 12:25
_________________
“My mom is being eaten by a dog and there’s nothing I can do!”


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2012/3/22 8:26
From Couldn't Care Less
Posts: 5720
Offline
Quote:
SBeckham wrote:

Size small in womans obviously


Lol ...


Btwn Med/large

Posted on: 2013/9/12 12:27
_________________
There are no evil thoughts except one, the refusal to think


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2006/10/18 15:46
From Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Posts: 6528
Offline

Posted on: 2013/9/12 12:36
_________________
www.risenfly.com




Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2011/8/16 7:41
From Tyrone
Posts: 221
Offline
Pm sent

Posted on: 2013/9/12 12:39


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2012/3/22 8:26
From Couldn't Care Less
Posts: 5720
Offline
Ahh .. good stuff ryguy and I have a gift card to LL bean to boot .. gonna research but this may be a good choice for 80 buck

folec .. got ur pm see reply

Posted on: 2013/9/12 12:49
_________________
There are no evil thoughts except one, the refusal to think


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2006/10/18 15:46
From Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Posts: 6528
Offline
Nice thing about LLBean is if they do leak you can take them back and pay for an upgrade if you want a nicer wader. No questions asked on their warranty.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 13:15
_________________
www.risenfly.com




Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2012/3/22 8:26
From Couldn't Care Less
Posts: 5720
Offline
Quote:
ryguy wrote:

Nice thing about LLBean is if they do leak you can take them back and pay for an upgrade if you want a nicer wader. No questions asked on their warranty.


If they leak will they also exchange right @ the store?

I ask this as I brought the waders (orvis) I had to ship back to the store and they wouldn't exchange. I didn't make a fuss as it was my responsibility to know the full policy per their warranty. I had to send them to Orvis wader repair. Exchanging would've been better and easier.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 14:41
_________________
There are no evil thoughts except one, the refusal to think


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2006/10/18 15:46
From Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Posts: 6528
Offline
I've replaced one pair already at their store. They keep records of your purchases so it was really easy to do the exchange.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 15:09
_________________
www.risenfly.com




Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2012/3/22 8:26
From Couldn't Care Less
Posts: 5720
Offline
Like that policy

Posted on: 2013/9/12 15:17
_________________
There are no evil thoughts except one, the refusal to think


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2011/5/3 12:22
From South Lebanon Township, PA
Posts: 1959
Offline
I usually don't have two pairs of chest waders at the same time as I usually take them to the total loss stage. I just replace them when they get to that stage. I have a pair of cheapo hip waders for really brushy small stream stuff where I don't want to risk tearing up the more expensive chest waders.

Just bought Bean Kennebec's and they're darn impressive out of the box for the $150 I paid for them. Maiden wade will be this weekend.

Posted on: 2013/9/12 19:14


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2012/11/11 19:34
From Lewisberry, PA
Posts: 159
Offline
I found hodgmanns on sale at Ollie's for $50. I bought two pairs. One for backup and another for work, which will inevitably be a 2nd backup.

Posted on: 2013/9/15 11:39
_________________
My phone is smarter than your honor student.


Re: Extra Pair of Waders

Joined:
2011/5/6 17:55
From Harrisburg
Posts: 466
Offline
I'll second LLBean's waders- any kind. So far they haven't been as rugged as I'd hoped (heck.. the Kennebac waders I currently have are on their THIRD PAIR THIS YEAR), but the small issues I had were still enough for me to return the pair for a shiny new one (when I'm paying over 200 for a pair I want them to work down to the laces). These new waders cost me about 50 bucks because I sent in my old leaky pair for the $190 credit.


So- build issues can be a problem, but with a lifetime warranty (actually a satisfaction guarantee instead), you can always upgrade for a few bucks. At worst I've paid 7 bucks shipping to turn in a year old pair.

Don't let me scare you- buy LLBean for waders. You will always wear your waders out. That's a given. This way you never lose that initial equity.

Posted on: 2013/9/15 23:11



(1) 2 »



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com