Choosing Fishing Waders For Comfort And Safety
by Lee Dobbins
Fishing waders are a fundamental component of any good fisherman's
array of equipment and are especially useful for those who like
to fish in streams and rivers. Anglers can choose from three main
types of fishing waders and each type has its own good and bad points.
When deciding which fishing wader to buy, one of the most important
factors to consider is the comfort level offered by each wader.
This is chiefly because if you don't feel comfortable in your fishing
waders, you probably won't be able to spend as much time in the
water as you would like to. Here's a brief look at the three different
varieties of fishing waders and what each of them have to offer:
Rubber Fishing Waders: Fishing waders made of rubber are the
least comfortable and the least expensive of the lot. These would
be suitable for those who don't fish that often or those who prefer
a particular fishing spot and don't move much from place to place
while fishing. It's also a good idea to keep a standby pair of rubber
waders for emergency situations.
Neoprene Fishing Waders: Neoprene waders aren't exactly dirt
cheap, but they won't cost you a lot either and you can buy a good
pair for yourself for under $100. Neoprene waders are especially
comfortable during winters as they are quite warm, but they can
be a tad bit too warm come summertime. However, neoprene waders
offer great overall comfort and make for a great choice for your
first decent pair of fishing waders. Neoprene waders are made durable
too and usually last for a long time.
Breathable Fishing Waders: Although breathable fishing waders
are the most expensive type of waders, they are by far the most
comfortable waders. Expert anglers refuse to use any other type
besides breathable fishing waders and for good reason. A decent
pair of breathable waders not only keep you dry and warm, but also
give you unmatched comfort levels found no where else. These may
not be as durable as neoprene waders, but if you take care of them,
they will definitely last you a long time.
No matter what the type, most fishing waders come attached either
with boots or a type of stocking foot. A stocking foot is best described
as sort of a neoprene 'bootie' that comes attached to waders. You
can then simply slip your wading boots over the stocking foot the
same way as you would wear a normal pair of shoes. This is an extremely
comfortable combination if you plan to cover a lot of distance while
fishing. For those who don't intend to move much while fishing,
boot foot waders should fit the bill perfectly.
To conclude, when choosing which pair of fishing waders to buy,
it's important to keep in mind two main factors; these are the comfort
levels offered by a particular pair of waders and the distance you
plan to cover while fishing.
Learn more about fishing by visiting
a website that offers fishing tips including information on choosing
the right fishing gear.