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NewSimms G3 Guide Camo Stockingfoot Chest Waders
Simms G3 Guide Camo Stockingfoot Ch...
River Camo
Stealth is essential, even in the water, and Simms G3 Guide Camo Stockingfoot Chest Waders distort fish's ability to detect shapes and movements. These stockingfoot chest waders use an exclusive, scientifically-engineered camouflage created by Veil Camo. Built with a GORE-TEX pro shell, these waders can withstand harsh environments and keep you warm and dry during your fishing outing. Equipped with a zippered chest pocket and a flip-out tippet tender pocket, there is plenty of room for your flie...
Redington Stretch Wading Belt
Redington Stretch Wading Belt
Coffee Brown
The Redington Stretch Wading Belt is a must have for any angler who is going to be wading in the water! This belt is made from stretchable nylon and spandex webbing and has a 1 1/2 inch custom buckle. The belt fits just about most with an adjustable waist size!
NewCompass 360 Ledges Wading Boots
Compass 360 Ledges Wading Boots
By combining the snug hiking boot fit with wading boot functions, Compass 360 Ledges Wading Boots are the ultimate footwear option for outdoor enthusiasts. These wading boots are constructed with 1000 denier, non-shrinking, embossed nylon with a polyurethane upper to always provide a comfortable fit. Compass expects you to wear a 3.5-4 mm neoprene bootie with these boots, so there is no need to go up a size to accommodate for waterproof booties. Included with these boots are "Get-A-Grip" slotted...
NewCompass 360 Deadfall Stockingfoot Guide Wading Pants
Compass 360 Deadfall Stockingfoot G...
Compass 360 Deadfall Stockingfoot Guide Wading Pants are a phenomenal breathable wading option without suspenders. These waterproof fishing pants offer excellent protection to anglers who tread in water while fly fishing. Constructed with durable 4-ply nylon with double-taped 4mm 100% high density neoprene booties, these wading pants ensure you stay dry and comfortable during your fishing trip. With a customizable fit with an elastic back and adjustable web wading belt, you have full mobility wh...
NewCompass 360 Duratek Neoprene Chest Waders
Compass 360 Duratek Neoprene Chest ...
For an exceptionally comfortable and dry fishing experience, look to the Compass 360 Duratek Neoprene Chest Waders. Compass combined its rugged 5 mm neoprene with a puncture-resistant Dura-Span stretch nylon shell to give you fishing waders that are guaranteed 100% waterproof! The stretchable nylon provides flexibility and agility, which is essential during fishing. These waders utilize a triple seam technology that includes glue, stitching, and taped seams to ensure water does not seep through....
NewRock Treads Universal Aluminum Traction Kit
Rock Treads Universal Aluminum Trac...
Upgrade your boots for the ultimate in safety with the Rock Treads Universal Aluminum Traction Kit. No matter the brand, you can add aluminum traction to any boot with this kit! Rock Treads discs provide incredible grip and traction without adding a lot of extra weight. The discs will stay in place and give you a higher level of stability and comfort when navigating through the rocky waters. Inside each kit is everything you will need for a lifetime hold of your rock treads discs. The Rock Tread...

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.