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Snake boots

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I know rattler bites are pretty rare in PA, but after a close encounter with a large timber, they are always in the front of my mind when brookie fishing miles from the car. I always pay close attention to where I step but most times theirs no other way to approach a hole without slogging though heavy thick grass or ferns where you cant see the ground. I feel I have been tempting faith for a while. Do any of you hard core brookie fisherman wear snake boots or snake chaps? Or are you confident hip waders are sufficient protection. If so ,what brands are most comfortable.

Posted on: 2013/9/3 11:47


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I don't have any snake chaps for fishing, but I always wear them for work.

I need to get another pair for fishing, because I know breathable waders or muck boots ain't stopping a rattler's fangs.

Posted on: 2013/9/3 13:37
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Carry a hiking/wading staff and probe the brush in front of you. I also carry a small revolver with shot shells - an effective snake repellent.

Posted on: 2013/9/4 23:00


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Carry a hiking/wading staff and probe the brush in front of you.


Good advice here.

Posted on: 2013/9/5 7:54


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Twofly wrote:
I know rattler bites are pretty rare in PA, but after a close encounter with a large timber, they are always in the front of my mind when brookie fishing miles from the car. I always pay close attention to where I step but most times theirs no other way to approach a hole without slogging though heavy thick grass or ferns where you cant see the ground. I feel I have been tempting faith for a while. Do any of you hard core brookie fisherman wear snake boots or snake chaps? Or are you confident hip waders are sufficient protection. If so ,what brands are most comfortable.


I hear ya. Ive been going in shorts and Tevas all summer. I get myself worked up about snakes sometimes in the ground cover as you described. Most of the time I dont even think about them.


Posted on: 2013/9/15 12:20






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