Waders

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  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    How many times a winter are you going to use them. I think it would depend how many times you get to get out and fish would determine how much you should spend on waders. I have Dan Bailey's Bare Bones. I couldn't be happier with them.

    All waders have seams.
     
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  2. Nathan B

    Nathan B Love em and Leave em

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    I've had a pair of Dan Bailey's from Red's for 4 years now with not one leak. I got them a little larger so I can layer up in the winter.
     
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  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Not that you have to drive to Ephrata, but I just bought a pair of Dan Bailey's thru Desert Fly Angler for $199. I also joined the new age and replaced my felt boots with a pair of studded boots. The studs were out of stock so I got 40 1/4" machine screws and put 20 on the bottom of each boot. Cheap man's cleats... and if my car door falls off on a trip I have spare screws to reattach it.
     
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    Lots of good waders around. If cost is the issue, Dan Bailey's usually get the most votes for cost effectiveness measured in days of fishing per dollar spent. I'm using Redington Sonic Pro zip front for the past year because I got a good deal on them. I really like them, but the cost per day is higher at full retail. At my age the zip front is really nice though.

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  5. Jim B

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    I gave up on Simms waders years ago, after the insides of them were polka-dotted with AquaSeal for all the pin-hole leaks, and the seams couldn't be sealed any more. I've used Patagonia Wader Master and Rio Gallegos waders for several years now, and have no complaints. Gig Harbor Fly Shop has them on sale right now:
    http://store.pugetsoundflyco.com/sale-closeout.html
     
  6. Craig Pablo

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    I have a pair of Redington sonic pros, they're great, the only issue I have with them is the neoprene bootie. my waders are sz L but the boot size seem to be in the 13-14 size range, they're huge. Not as soft of neoprene as my Simms either :)
     
  7. quazman

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    They sent me new ones in less than a week recently, no questions asked.
     
  8. slider292

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    I also picked up a pair of the Patagonia Rio Gallegos this past fall and, so far, I love 'em. My previous pair were also Patagonias, which lasted me about four years with only one small leak that was easily fixed. Can't beat that price at the Gig Harbor store either.
     
  9. troutdopemagic

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    I've always used Dan Bailey Lightweight waders and there sweet. In my opinion the gravel guard design is the best, they are plenty durable ( I fish between 1-4 days a week) have a nicely designed chest storage pouch without being unnecessary, and the Dan Bailey warranty is unmatched.
     
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  10. ribka

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    Dan Bailys or

    Patagucci from MRFC.com during online sale now!
     
  11. Siskiyoublues

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    Been waiting three weeks so far. :(

    Update: A little over 3 weeks and a new pair just showed up. Happy camper again.
     
  12. Greg Armstrong

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    Another vote for the Redington Sonic Pros with the zippered front. Have almost a year on them now and so far, so good.
    They're ez on and off, and ez pee, too - these are things that weren't important to me in my younger years, but are now.
     
  13. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Boy, I wish someone made waders ez pee for me too!
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Wellllll..... that one is a little more tricky :D
     
  15. 206FLYFISHER

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    Loving my Orvis Silver Sonics $259...steal
     
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