Winter UL fly fishing
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Donald Betts
(donbetts) - MLife

Locale: Southeast
Winter UL fly fishing on 02/02/2008 18:54:11 MST Print View

Fly fishing this winter in NC. Don't won't to carry both winter hiking boots and wading boots with felt bottom. My waders are light with neoprene booties.
Any suggestions?

Donald Betts
(donbetts) - MLife

Locale: Southeast
clarification on 02/02/2008 19:03:52 MST Print View

let me add... I usually hike in montrail hardrocks in nice weather but concerned I need more substantial boots for possible cold rain and snow. Felt bottom wading boots/shoes seem to be the only way to really have any stability on slippery trout stream rocks. But my wading boots are heavy to begin with and once they get wet they are obscene. I have just hiked in the felt bottom wading boots the entire trip but only when I fished more than hiked.

There has got to be a more UL friendly solution????

Brian Barnes
(brianjbarnes) - M

Locale: Midwest
RE: "Winter UL fly fishing" on 02/02/2008 19:59:04 MST Print View

Some good discussion here:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=5047&disable_pagination=1

Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
Winter UL fly fishing on 02/02/2008 23:07:13 MST Print View

I use neoprene dive booties with a rubber sole. They weigh in at 9 oz. per boot and pack nice and flat. I don't bother with felt soles but they could easily be added.
Wading shoes for backpacking

Edited by skopeo on 02/03/2008 00:58:41 MST.