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Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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#1. With the chota's, you could put whatever studs you wanted in, and they sold carbide studs for them.

#2. While I agree with you about the disadvantages of the sheet metal screws, the whole purpose was how cheap and easily replacable they were. The idea was to replace them when they wore out, yes, even after a few outings.

Posted on: 2013/11/27 14:30


Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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I ended up going with the sims freestone, I was prepared to spend more but it turns out the more expensive the boot, the more support (aka felt like a ski boot to me.) I hike too much to have that.

I have no problem with the way the tungsten star studs grip.

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Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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FYI: The simms guide boot is on clearance at a few shops. I guess they are changing it soon. The flyshack has them for 149.00, That's 50.00 off. I picked up a pair even though I have an unused pair of riversheds in my basement. As the old saying goes: they will never go bad and prices rarely go down.

Posted on: 2013/11/27 18:45


Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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....or buy the 3/8" Kold Kutter screws

http://koldkutter.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=21_22

Sounds like an effective tried & tested option .....

http://theflysyndicate.blogspot.com/2 ... ng-boot-studs-cleats.html

Posted on: 2013/11/27 20:04


Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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Quote:

springer1 wrote:
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....or buy the 3/8" Kold Kutter screws

http://koldkutter.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=21_22

Sounds like an effective tried & tested option .....

http://theflysyndicate.blogspot.com/2 ... ng-boot-studs-cleats.html


I just ordered the 3/8" Kold Kutter screws yesterday. When I get them, I will have enough to redo my Chotas and put them in my new Simms boots too.
Thanks for all the info.

Bill

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Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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My Kold Kutters arrived yesterday, so this morning I put them in my Simms boots. I put 11 of them in each boot. I will have to take them for a test this week.

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Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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I bought a huge sack of the 3/8" Kold Kutter screws a couple years ago and have installed them in 3 or 4 pairs of my boots as well as giving them to a lot of other people. IMO they have a better "grip" than the Simms tung carbide studs (the single ones, not the star ones as I have not tried them). To my knowledge I have not lost any of the Kold Kutters. The Simms got rounded rather quickly and became slick.

Andy, if you want some of them I still have a sack of them.

Posted on: 12/3 21:51


Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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I went fishing yesterday and the Kold Kutters were great. You can really feel them bite as you wade. I am going to refit my other boots.

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Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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whheff wrote:
I went fishing yesterday and the Kold Kutters were great. You can really feel them bite as you wade. I am going to refit my other boots.


You would be a great salesman, Bill. You definitely sold me. I guess I'll be getting some of those Kold Kutters before next season. There has been a lot of good information provided on this thread.

Posted on: 12/4 17:33


Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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Thanks for the feedback Bill. I ordered some this past weekend.


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Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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http://www.solespikes.com/fishing/

It's all the rage out west.
$20 for 30 spikes is a bit steep.

Posted on: 12/4 20:44


Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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i have a pair of the simms riprap shoes. by themselves the soles are horrible on anything but the hike in and out. so i studded them with the simms studs, that made things much better, but lost studs like they were going out of style. i then upgraded to the simms triangle tungsten or carbide dealies. i've been very happy with them and only lost one in about two summers now.
just today i received my pack of 250 kold cutters. i'm going to leave the simms cleats in and fill in with the KKs. the cleats only came in a 10 or 12 pack. while they work great, there is plenty of shoe with no coverage, and i have found those spots a few times.

Posted on: 12/9 19:45


Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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http://www.solespikes.com/fishing/

It's all the rage out west.
$20 for 30 spikes is a bit steep.


they look like a competitor to kold kutters...that somebody is putting a crazy mark up on.

Posted on: 12/9 19:48


Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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I have and have HAD the Simms Vibram, I think it's called "IDROGRIP"soles. Compared to LL Bean's 5.10 Aquastealth soles, they are slippery death. But please, buy them if you want. Lots of people do and, as listed here, many seem to like them. I have waded the Allegheny and Oil Creek in them and, ooff! This coupled with a bad right hip made for really dicey wading. I use them for steelhead because those rocks aren't slippery. There is no rubber sole that I have experienced that is as good as Aquastealth. I saw Orvis is getting a new rubber sole material and a BOA lace. I''m in the market for that. I won't get my hip replaced until July. Bending and reaching to lace boots in waders is nearing an impossibility.


Posted on: 12/18 23:01


Re: Vibram sole wading boot

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studded felt soles and a wading stick for me. Added the wading stick, a piece of a birch branch, after I fell and ripped my knee open. For a few months afterward it hurt like hell. The stick makes me feel invincible again.

Posted on: 12/18 23:20



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