Nov 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm #3434215Ken PBPL Member
Do you backpack light with waders? I don’t see how. I’ve just convinced myself that the MLD Core is enough pack for the short tenkara hikes ( 1-3 nights ) I’m planning. When I realized I’d forgotten waders. My Simms are not light. I’m wondering if there are options I’m unaware of? I’m thinking the best option may be to simply not wade. Just fish where possible from the bank.Nov 4, 2016 at 6:43 pm #3434229JackBPL Member
@j4ckLocale: New England
I found this thread to be helpful:
Also, take a look at tenkara wading gear:
A basic setup is a knee high neoprene sock, a thigh high neoprene gaiter, and canyoneering type boots, for instance:
I have been wading in my trail runners, hiking pants, and Power Dry bottoms. As the water has gotten a bit cooler I have added knee high neoprene socks that I found on STP.Nov 14, 2016 at 3:46 am #3435488M GBPL Member
Just wet wade. Get some neoprene socks if later in the season. Most streams accessed via backpacking should be small enough to do so no? I’ve wet waded into Nov on the east coast and late October in the Rockies. Was cold but not impossibly so. I’ve used neoprene bottoms and socks.Nov 14, 2016 at 5:58 am #3435492JackBPL Member
@j4ckLocale: New England
Most streams accessed via backpacking should be small enough to do so no?
Exactly; my knee high neoprene socks work well for just this reason, particularly if you keep your core warm.Nov 26, 2016 at 12:10 am #3437404NJ DrewBPL Member
+1 for Wet Wading. That’s all I do now is wet wade. Even when I fish local I don’t wear waders anymore. When I’m hiking I bring a pair of neoprene booties I got at Cabelas and a pair of wading sandals when I can afford the weight. Im even considering trying those skinners for next time.Feb 16, 2017 at 4:31 pm #3450840William KerberBPL Member
@wkerberLocale: South East US
Any more reviews on the Hodgman Gamewade Chest Packable Waders. The user feedback ratings seem to be all over the place. I don’t mind if I only get a season or two out of them, given their price. But, I don’t want to be taking in March icy water on my first outing either. Any suggestions for other packable waders, even if their more expensive are welcomed.
Also, do you haul in your regular wading boots for your stocking foot waders or use something else that is lighter. I bought a big beefy ULA Calayst pack specifically to haul my fishing gear for a 1-2 night fishing trip.
<h1 class=”product-name-detail”></h1>Mar 29, 2017 at 2:52 am #3460216Aaron HBPL Member
Hi all… thought I’d throw some info into the discussion…
I just weighed my newly purchased Redington Palix River waders on the scale out of curiosity. They came in at 1lb 15.5 oz or 895g. Not ultralight, but I sure loved wearing them today on a rainy day in Squamish…… I think regardless of their weight, I’ll be bringing them on some sub-alpine fishing trips I have planned for this summer in the Coast Mountains of BC… can’t wait!Apr 17, 2017 at 9:52 pm #3463678Scott PenmanBPL Member
I typically wet wade but high altitude streams are a serious drag to wet wade. Last trip I kept myself on the bank and only occasionally into the water but I really wished I had the warmth of my neoprene booties those days. As always is true, the best spots and fish were just out of range without …..Jun 24, 2017 at 2:47 pm #3475193Kai LarsonBPL Member
Simms used to make some travel waders that weighed only 1 pound, 6 ounces. When I found out they were discontinued, I bought several pair.
I only take waders with me if the primary purpose of the trip is fishing. Otherwise, I just wet wade.Aug 25, 2017 at 4:21 am #3486979Robert RBPL Member
@rob-rLocale: North TexasAug 25, 2017 at 9:15 pm #3487086brian HBPL Member
@b14Locale: Siskiyou Mtns
those chotas are pretty cool. thanx rob. generally, i wader up for rivers. backpack-fishin 4 me usu means creeks & lakes, where gen i dont need to wade. when i do its a shin-deep wet wade, which i may hezi at first, then find it refreshing, in warm weather. most recent was a trinity alps hike where it was 100F on trail b4 days end, and i ended up swimming with all clothes on, to enjoy their cooling effect after!Aug 29, 2017 at 6:42 am #3487647Robert RBPL Member
@rob-rLocale: North Texas
I use the Chotas about 90% of the time because I am specifically fishing the small creeks. If I get into bigger waters I have waist high waders.
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