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How To Pick The Right Neoprene Waders

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Sport fishermen interested in fly fishing need quality neoprene waders to keep warm and dry while out on the water. These waders are not only necessary for comfort in water that can sometimes be very cold, but for health and safety as well; staying dry while in these damp conditions can mean the difference between catching a cold and staying healthy. Avid anglers know that getting the right pair of waders is important. This ideal is, however, limited by things such as budget. A careful internet search can usually turn up some that are both quality and still within your budget.

Neoprene is a synthetic material, and can be insulated with other materials to help you remain warm. Much like wetsuits, a good pair of fly fishing wading pants will keep you warm as well as dry. Fly fishing can be taxing and require a great deal of endurance. Standard neoprene waders are designed to be around five millimeters thick. Because they are of a higher quality than other synthetic materials like nylon or rubber, which don't insulate as well, they tend to cost more although this puts it in the medium range, and not necessarily out of reach for most people. Other synthetics, like breathable fabrics, tend to be the most expensive materials for waders.

For around one hundred and twenty dollars, one can purchase a pair of Hodgman 200 gram Thinsulate Ultra Insulation Caster gear, with cleated soles in brown. Hodgman's is known for its decently priced products, and this fly fishing gear does not at all deviate from its reputation. Some products marketed as "affordable" may actually just be cheap or of poor quality, but these are insulted with wool felt, and come with rubber feet and cleats for traction in water and on slippery rocks. The nylon suspenders keep them tight to your body and on the bib there are pockets for holding the often small or delicate gear that comes with the fly fisherman's territory. In addition, another great feature is the reinforcement around the knees, which can often be a weak point.

There are, of course, more and less expensive models available online. The Frogg Toggs Amphib Neoprene Stockingfoot Chest Waders cost less than sixty dollars. For a more expensive pair of neoprene waders, the L.L.Bean Lacrossee Brush Tuff II neoprene wader is over two hundred dollars. Whatever your budget or skill level, using the internet to find the best waders is easy and effective. Have fun and enjoy your time outdoors.


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