Boa lace system maintenance

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Luke77, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I haven't suited up in two years. I don't even remember where I used my waders and boots last. At the way I'm using this gear it will last forever or fall apart from lack of use. I don't have to wade. Most of my fishing is done from the bank. I can't walk very far anyway. My wheels are shot.

    Edit: Hell, I don't even get wet in the summer time. If I happen to get my feet wet, it is just to cool off.
     
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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Old man thinks you have a snake around your boots
     
  3. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    As a side note I found some korkers for $79.99 new on clearance if anyone is interested.
     
  4. Jeff Sturm

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    I got a pair in late spring and hose them down religiously after each use (specifically directing the water jet into the side of the dial mechanism so that I get a stream of out spraying out the middle of the knob). I wear them in salt and fresh. So far--so good...know on wood...

    I like the lube idea though...
     
  5. troutdopemagic

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    I been using BOA boots since the first Korkers came out with them. I've never broken one of the twisty lacing things (idk the technical name....) but I've have had one get so full of sand that it stopped working. The only care I give them is if I ever notice any scratching or grinding I soak them in a bucket or wash out the lacing thing until the grinding stops. Other then that I've never taken any other care. i've had 3 pairs of BOA boots and the lacing system lasts longer then the boots. I'm currently wearing the Simms BOA boot that I've had for a couple seasons of hard use and the boot is falling apart finally but the BOA is still holding strong. As far as I'm concerned BOA boots are the only way to go.
     
  6. PT

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    Seems like an ok idea but if I have to be even slightly concerned about the lacing system on my boots, I'll pass.
     
  7. later_Peter

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    I contacted BOA regarding the ability to tighten my Korkers... they suggested the "laces" were too long. UNDER THEIR WARRANTY (their call) they sent new "laces" (shorter) & the little tool to open the dial.
    I love it when companies stand behind their products)
     
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    I contacted BOA regarding the ability to tighten my Korkers... they suggested the "laces" were too long. UNDER THEIR WARRANTY (their call) they sent new "laces" (shorter) & the little tool to open the dial.
    I love it when companies stand behind their products)
     
  9. speyfisher

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    I'm on my third pair of Korker boots, all of which have had the BOA laces. I've had to replace a lace now & then, not that difficult a task. And replaced free of charge by Korkers. Thank you Korkers. Same with a wheel, once. They need to be hosed down once in a while (which I am prone not to do) to wash the grit out of the tightening wheel. The little tube thingies, I just push back in with my finger nail. No big deal. I fish five (short) days a week, most all year long.
     
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  10. Rob Allen

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    three years maybe 75 trips 0 maintenance and still function properly
     
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    Only 75 trips in three years??? You need to get out more Rob.
     
  12. Rob Allen

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    If there was fishing worth doing I would.
     
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    Do you plan on living for 275 yrs. ? This isn't a dress rehearsal.
     
  14. Rob Allen

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    if we are going to talk about how when and why i fish nowadays I' be glad to talk about it, i have a lot to say on the topic but this thread is not the proper place.
     
  15. orangeradish

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    I'm wary of anything that turns something simple like tying boots into a "system" that needs "maintenance". Not knocking them. Just seems like a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
     
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