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Korkers OmniTrax 3.0 Interchangeable Replacement Soles - Studded Rubber
Korkers OmniTrax 3.0 Interchangeabl...
Korkers OmniTrax 3.0 Interchangeable Sole System Replacement Soles are designed for use with the newer style Korkers Wading Boots such as the Metalhead and Redside models. These replacement soles allow you to meet the demands of the terrain and wading conditions from fishing small brooks to large rivers and even pounding surf.
Nikwax TX Direct Wash-In Waterproofer
Nikwax TX Direct Wash-In Waterproofer
The Nikwax TX Direct Wash-In Waterproofer is a waterproofing that restores and improves water-repellency and maintains breathability of rain gear. The water-based formula is safe to use with Gore-Tex fabrics. It is extremely easy to use in your washing machine.
Nikwax Tech Wash Cleaner
Nikwax Tech Wash Cleaner
The Nikwax Tech Wash is an easy to use technical cleaner for outdoor clothing. It will effectively clean while restoring and revitalizing water repellent finishes. The tech wash is recommended for Gore-Tex, Ultrex, Entrant, and eVent fabrics.
Fishpond Wind River Roll-Top Backpack
Fishpond Wind River Roll-Top Backpack
The Fishpond Wind River Roll-Top Backpack is a waterproof bag perfect for any trip or adventure! It is built with durable 420D TPU coated Cyclepond fabric and has ample space for all of your essential gear. The bag is outfitted with a front stretch mesh pocket and interior organization pockets. It also features adjustable lightweight foam shoulder straps and hip belt. To carry even more gear, this backpack is compatible with many Fishpond chest packs.
Simms G4Z Bootfoot Chest Waders
Simms G4Z Bootfoot Chest Waders
Simms G4Z Bootfoot Chest Waders offer the same great waders, now in bootfoot style. 3-layer Gore-Tex in the upper shell and 5-layer Gore-Tex in the seat, waist, and legs ensures these waders are breathable, durable, and waterproof. The boots are constructed of triple-layer, vulcanized rubber upper for maximum durability and are fully-lined and insulated with neoprene and grid-fleece for the ultimate in wading comfort. As one of Simms' most popular waders, G4Z waders are built to stand up to the ...
Simms Freestone Stockingfoot Chest Waders - 2018
Simms Freestone Stockingfoot Chest ...
Simms Freestone Stockingfoot Chest Waders offer anglers premium waders at an affordable price. These waders are constructed of waterproof 4-layer Toray QuadraLam fabric that repels water and breathes easy. Articulated patterning combined with center leg seam construction offer the ultimate in fit, comfort, and mobility while preventing abrasion leaks. To provide a more comfortable, glove-like fit, Simms utilized an hourglass stockingfoot pattern that eliminates excess material in your boots. in ...
Frogg Toggs Aransas II Neoprene Surf and Sand Wading Boots
Frogg Toggs Aransas II Neoprene Sur...
Frogg Toggs Aransas II Neoprene Surf and Sand Wading Boots feature a 5 mm neoprene outer shell that is durable, lightweight, and comfortable. These shoes have an EVA mid-sole with a rubber cleated athletic out-sole that offers outstanding traction in mud, sand, or shell. Aransas II Boots have a heavy-duty zippered closure with full gusset to keep sand off of your feet. These boots also offer a reinforced toe and heel cap for added kick protection as well as an adjustable hook and loop ankle stra...
Simms Kids Gore-Tex Stockingfoot Chest Waders
Simms Kids Gore-Tex Stockingfoot Ch...
Simms Kids Gore-Tex Stockingfoot Chest Waders are the only US-made GORE-TEX wader for kids. These are extremely flexible and durable, and they will keep your aspiring young angler comfortable and dry. Kid's Stockingfoots feature 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro Shell Technology, adjustable elastic 1" suspenders, and reinforced fabric in the knees and seat for added durability.
Frogg Toggs Rana Wading Boots
Frogg Toggs Rana Wading Boots
Frogg Toggs Rana Wading Boots feature are designed to be tough, durable, and comfortable. These boots are constructed with a polyester upper and an extra-wide and mid-sole that provides a more stable base and extra ankle support. Rana Wading Boots also feature an internal semi-hard toe cap for added protection for the toes. A heavy-duty, reinforced speed-lace system makes for easy in and out. Imported.
Pro Line Wader Bag
Pro Line Wader Bag
Pro Line Wader Bag is perfect for storing wet or dry waders and wading shoes during travel or when not in use. This wader bag features nylon construction and heavy duty zippers and shoulder strap. This wader bag is Pro Line model WBAG and is black in color.

At a Glance: Wading

Wading is the term used for walking out into shallow water to fish. Wading allows anglers to fish waters where a boat would be unable to travel, such as streams, shallow rivers, low-tide lagoons, ocean shorelines, and marsh areas surrounding ponds and lakes. Wading creates less movement in water compared to fishing from a boat and provides a stealthy approach to target easily spooked fish. It is a tactic most commonly associated with fly fishing, surf fishing and centerpin fishing. Wading is also effective for species which spawn in the shallow waters of lakes at various times throughout the year.

An angler needs to have the proper gear and apparel to stay safe and comfortable while fishing in this manner. Wading with gear specifically made for the situation allows the angler to feel at ease and enjoy their time in the water. Waders are available in multiple styles for men, women and youth, to allow the whole family to fish together. Everything needed for wading can be found at FishUSA, including waders, wading boots, cleats and spikes, wading jackets, vests and packs, and wading accessories.

When shopping for waders, you have to understand what your needs are. Water depths will determine the type of waders that best fit your needs. Hip waders are ideal if you are fishing waters no deeper than your knees. Expecting to cross a stream several times or on a shoreline with waves crashing? You will need chest waders to stay dry. In need of something a bit deeper than hip waders, but not the bulk of chest waders? Waist-high waders fit like a pair of pants, and will keep you dry and comfortable. Water temperatures will be a factor as well. Neoprene waders offer a thick material, similar to a wetsuit, which can keep an angler warm in cold water. Breathable waders are much lighter, tend to fit nicer, and are better for warmer climates and seasons.

Both hip waders and chest waders are available with attached boots, called bootfoot waders, or with neoprene booties instead of boots, called stockingfoot waders. Stockingfoot waders add versatility in that the wading boots are separate and allow an angler to have different wading boots for specific surfaces. The same set of waders can be worn with a felt sole boot on one trip, and on another trip can be used with a pair of cleated boots. Make sure you are always aware of local regulations.

Wading boot soles may not be enough to keep an angler firmly in place along a shoreline or streambed. Cleats and spikes can be installed on most boots to add traction along slippery shale or moss-covered rocks. FishUSA also sells replacement studs for well-worn wading boots that originally featured studs. Additionally, sandal-style cleats can be worn over your wading boots to add versatility to your existing wading gear. Wading accessories such as wading staffs and wading belts can keep a momentary slide from becoming a life-threatening survival situation. Other wading accessories such as gravel guards, replacement felt soles, repair kits, and replacement laces can add years of life to your wading gear.

Wading apparel is not restricted to waders and wading boots alone. Proper layering of clothing underneath can keep the angler comfortable and in the water longer. Quality wading socks are essential for foot comfort, whether using bootfoot waders or stockingfoot waders. Moisture wicking base layer bottoms and tops will keep sweat from chilling your skin while FishUSA hoodies make a nice insulating layer under a quality wading jacket. Wading jackets are designed specifically to be fully stocked with tackle while in the water and protect the wearer from wind and rain. FishUSA also has vests and packs to carry and stow an entire trip’s worth of tackle and gear to keep you in the water for as long as you wish.

The most popular brands of wading gear at FishUSA are Simms, Patagonia, Frogg Toggs, Redington and Hodgman.