|Nylon Thigh Waders|
Walking long distance as I tend to do is also unpleasant in this type of wader and I've arrived home after many a long day with sore feet and weary legs. While thigh waders are more packable than chesties they're still heavy, so great for short sessions on local rivers but rubbish for treking and long days. An added bonus is that these are about the cheapest waders you can buy, an average pair will only set you back £20 or £30.
I've had a few pairs of chest waders over the last few seasons but to be honest I never really wade above the thigh so it's a bit of overkill to be wearing chest waders and a bit of a pain in summer so these thigh waders are ideal.
Now, for the long days I spend away from my local waters all the waders mentioned above are out of the question, they're all too heavy or hot to be considered for long walks. For next season I decided to get something a little lighter, this means breathable waders and there are many, many options when it comes to this style of wader.
This left me looking at other options, I noticed that my local tackle shop had Scierra CC3 chest waders on offer at £68.99 which is a great price so I popped round to try them on, sadly I was too fat to get them over my hips. Again the sizing looked OK on the website but when trying them on it was obvious I would have to go at least one size bigger.
|CC3 Waist Waders|
These waders are really for walking days and when I walk, I walk a lot. I tend to spend more time on the bank than in the water when fishing anyway and the only time I need to get into the water is to cross the river so these waders should be ideal. The thing is I haven't used wading boots before and wonder if they are any good for walking long distance. My initial thought is to by a pair of walking boots as this is what I'll be doing most of the time. I've used a pair of 50 Peaks for wet wading and they were excellent for this, good grip on land and reasonable grip in the water, better than my regular boot foot waders anyway. I'll also team these waders with a good pair of gators to protect against the brambles a little.
If you use wading boots I'd be interested in your experiences and recommendations, equally if you use stocking foot waders with walking boots ???