Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 51 to 55 of 55

Thread: wading boots

  1. #51
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    30

    Simms Flats Boots

    What do people think of these? I have been using "watershoes" or wading barefoot on really clean flats but know I'm pushing my luck towards a piece of stray glass or worse an urchin.. (been lucky enough to get down to the Bahamas for a stray bone fishing trip once a year with the guys)

    Option to any other suggestions but want to pull the trigger on a pair for the east coast summer hoping to be better equipped for stripers on the flats season.

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    a poop plant
    Posts
    3,186
    Quote Originally Posted by nconzey View Post
    What do people think of these? I have been using "watershoes" or wading barefoot on really clean flats but know I'm pushing my luck towards a piece of stray glass or worse an urchin.. (been lucky enough to get down to the Bahamas for a stray bone fishing trip once a year with the guys)

    Option to any other suggestions but want to pull the trigger on a pair for the east coast summer hoping to be better equipped for stripers on the flats season.
    I think they're rip off. I have cheap, neoprene, felt bottom boots I bought for like $30. They work fine.

    I am having just the worst goddamn boot luck. The new Simms I bought in feb are already cracking. Both on the top there by the stitching and also along where the toe cap meets the sole. WTF?!
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	0315211856.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	1.06 MB 
ID:	371566

  3. #53
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by GiBo View Post
    I think they're rip off. I have cheap, neoprene, felt bottom boots I bought for like $30. They work fine.

    I am having just the worst goddamn boot luck. The new Simms I bought in feb are already cracking. Both on the top there by the stitching and also along where the toe cap meets the sole. WTF?!
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	0315211856.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	1.06 MB 
ID:	371566
    Appreciate it and bummed to hear it. I’ve been wading in the same pair of orvis boots for a long time and while they’re not pretty now they’re getting it done


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

  4. #54
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Posts
    13,667
    I just now noticed that Patagonia has dropped the price of their boots by $150 across the board. Now they’re just really really expensive.

  5. #55
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    inpdx
    Posts
    15,827
    ^^^ well, cuz "Danner"
    i have heard people say they like the "tractor" bars

    [qualifier: my fishing is like 20-30 outings here in OR, almost always wading/walking.]
    I've had Cabela's ($150) & now Simms ($170) boots, and the fit was the most significant difference between the two. The Cabelas were shaped like blocks {cabelas wader feet are similarly block-like}. Simms are foot shaped and more like a hiking boot (tho not as svelte).
    Re: durability: The Cabelas held up ok for many seasons eventually losing the stitching around the top of the foot where it bends behind the toes. Felt was worn down but not ruined. Simms are rubber sole & only a couple seasons in. They seem to be a superior product in my limited experience thus far. Grippy sole fwiw & makes scrambling banks easier than felt. My frustration with them was constantly replacing studs/stars. I've now learned that they need to be aquasealed in when new (and even then, you still drop a few here and there...but not nearly as often)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •