Thanksgiving Holiday Sale at FishUSA.com
Thanksgiving Holiday Sale at FishUSA.com
Free shipping on all orders over $30
 >  > Hodgman Felt Sole Replacement Kit
Description

The Hodgman Felt Sole Replacement Kit is an economical way to extend the life of your wading boots. The felt kit includes the items below:

  • One pair felt soles (large enough to replace any size wading shoe felt)
  • One tube of cement
  • Easy to follow directions
Reviews
Review Summary
3.8
( 12 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.83%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (3)
Pros
Good Footing (2)
Easy To Use (2)
Good footing (2)
Cons
better glue needed (2)
Best Uses
Fly Fishing (5)

No slipping
Verified
Buyer
United States
About Me:
none
Works very well on rocky river bed.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Good value.
Verified
Buyer
Camp Hill, PA
About Me:
none
Successfully used product in the past. Recommend using SHOE GOO and wrapping with GORILLA TAPE.
Pros: Good footing
Cons: better glue needed
Best Uses: Fly Fishing
Felt Sole Replacement
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
Not Specified
I followed the instructions on how to apply the adhesive to the replacement felt sole and my waders. I went fishing one time and the sole fell off. Obviously, the adhesive is the problem. In hind site, I should have used Gorilla Glue, which I've used in the past to reapply a felt sole that came halfway off. I would recommend this product for the felt sole only. Do not use the adhesive. I'm applying the 2nd sole from the set using Gorilla Glue and will report back how that works out.
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Wader repair
Verified
Buyer
West Virginia
About Me:
Novice
The product was difficult to cut and about impossible to get enough pressure on the heel for the glue to work. The new pad stayed on for 3 fishing trips before falling off. I would not recommend this product , I wished I would have used the money towards a new pair of waders.
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Felt Sole Kit Unsatisfactory
Verified
Buyer
Glen Spey, NY
About Me:
Avid Angler
I purchased a felt sole replacement kit, manufactured by Hodgman/Stearns, which arrived promptly. The manufacturer advises, in the included instructions, that the soles should be fastened to the wader boots with the adhesive supplied with the kit. The instructions advise the customer to paint the adhesive onto the boots and soles. The adhesive that came with my kit was apparently old and past it's "use by" date. The adhesive was so thick that it could not be brushed on, but only balled up on the brush into a sticky, rubbery glob.
Pros: prompt delivery
Cons: worthless product
Best Uses: felt flyswatter
100% Satisfied
Verified
Buyer
Texas
About Me:
Casual/Recreational
I am 100% satisfied with my purchase of the Hodgman Felt Sole Replacement Kit. The kit was complete, it included everything I needed for the replacement of the old worn out felt soles on my hip waders. The instructions included were excellent and easy to follow. Everything worked as stated.
Pros: Good footing
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: Fly Fishing
problem with glue
Verified
Buyer
Dugspur, Va
About Me:
none

The only problem I had was with the glue. Not sure as to how long the glue had been stored or if it was froze at some point in time, but it had separated. Needed to be remixed before using and the adhesion to the boots was not the best.

Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: better glue needed
Best Uses: waders and boots
Hodgeman Felt Sole Replacement Kit
Verified
Buyer
Solon, Iowa
About Me:
none

I am very happy with this product.  Easy to use and the directions are easy to follow.  The price was right and the shipping was very prompt.  Very good communication from FishUSA on the shipping status.

Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
these work great
Verified
Buyer
brookville pa
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I put these on an old smooth bottom pair of boots and they work great on slippery rocks. I took the time to grind the bottoms off with my bench grinder before I glued them on. then used wire ties snuggly around the boots over night till the glue dried so far they have not loosened a bit & work good
Pros: Functional, Easy To Use
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
GREAT !
Verified
Buyer
lagrange, ga.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Made a big difference when wading on slick rocks.
Pros: Good Footing, Tough Material
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fly Fishing
Seem to work just fine
Verified
Buyer
Canton, MI
About Me:
Avid Fisher
The new felts work really well. You don't notice how worn your old felts get until you replace them with new ones. I did not glue the soles on myself, as I didn't feel completely comfortable doing it. Instead I had a local cobbler glue them on and trim them to size. With this added expense, I could have bought a new pair of boots, but I really like my leather hi-tops for the increased ankle support and wanted to keep using them.
Pros: Good Footing
Cons: none
Best Uses: Cold Water, Fly Fishing
This worked great on a pair of waders!!!
Verified
Buyer
Abilene Texas
About Me:
Beginner
This was very simple to put on but I do reccommend trimming it well and using electrical tape to hold in place while the glue sets up!
Pros: Durable, Versatile, Lightweight
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fly Fishing
Recommended