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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    In these threads I know we all end up recommending whatever we have that hasn't seriously pissed us off, but has anyone had any issues with Patagonia boots?
    Nope. Over a year later and still happy with mine. The only issues is the laces fell apart but I don't think that's really something to bitch about. Haven't had to replace the bars on the bottom yet and they've definitely got quite a few miles on them. That said, I'm looking forward to not putting them on again until sometime in September.

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    what do you wear to wade wet? I wear my normal boots, just sans waders.

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    Keens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mike View Post
    what do you wear to wade wet? I wear my normal boots, just sans waders.
    Yeah, same here except that adding neoprene booties lets me go June(ish) to November(ish) without waders. I love seeing all the assholes wadering up in the middle of August here in CO. Fucking zombies.
    If we're gonna wear uniforms, we should all wear somethin' different!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jong Lafitte View Post
    I love seeing all the assholes wadering up in the middle of August here in CO. Fucking zombies.
    ^^ Spoken like someone who only fishes one day a week.

    Try wet wading every day from June(ish) to November(ish), then take a picture of your feet and post it here.

    edit - i know what you mean, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jong Lafitte View Post
    Yeah, same here except that adding neoprene booties lets me go June(ish) to November(ish) without waders. I love seeing all the assholes wadering up in the middle of August here in CO. Fucking zombies.
    I know right, what fucking assholes! The only thing that pisses me off more is seeing all the assholes who aren't man enough to just wear sandals and they have to put neoprene booties on first. Can you believe that shit? Fucking pussies.

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    You would love it even more if you come to Tennessee sometime and fish a tailwater in August. Air temp is 90 with a 95+ heat index, water temps are between 65-70 and most of the folks in the river are wearing waders. "By god, I bought this $400 pair, so I'm getting my use out of 'em before I get too fat to fit in 'em."

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    Water temps on the upper Delaware hover around 55 in the summer. You can wet wade but you'll have to do it 15 minutes at a time.

    Chotas are still holding up nice BTW. Seen a decent amount of salt this year too.

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    The Arkansas is in the 50s. Nippley after an hour or two.

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    Not surprisingly my old boots fell apart when I pulled them out recently. I probably won't ever use them enough to bother replacing.

    What was the reason for the push OP mentioned by manufacturers to get felt outlawed? Felt lasts too long, so not enough profit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    Not surprisingly my old boots fell apart when I pulled them out recently. I probably won't ever use them enough to bother replacing.

    What was the reason for the push OP mentioned by manufacturers to get felt outlawed? Felt lasts too long, so not enough profit?
    Aquatic invasive species transport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifelinksplit View Post
    Aquatic invasive species transport.
    pretty sure that has been shot down. IIRC felt soles were outlawed in Vermont for a time and they recently retracted the law. I could have my states mixed up, somewhere in the NE this happened

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