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Frogg Toggs Sierran Conversion Stockingfoot Chest Waders
Frogg Toggs Sierran Conversion Stoc...
Beige / Khaki
Frogg Toggs Sierran Conversion Stockingfoot Chest Waders will keep you comfortable and on the water all day long. These convertible waders feature a durable and breathable nylon shell that is lightweight, supple, and abrasion-resistant. The nylon 4-ply upper and seat, reinforced knees and legs make sure water won't penetrate those vulnerable areas. The middle layer of the waders is constructed with the exclusive DriPore C3 technology, making them 100% waterproof. An inner layer of soft and cool ...
$159.99
NewSimms Freestone Stockingfoot Wading Pants
Simms Freestone Stockingfoot Wading...
Dark Gunmetal
Move more freely while wading with the Simms Freestone Stockingfoot Wading Pants. The waterproof and breathable wading pants are built with a four-layer Toray QuadraLam laminate material, ensuring you stay dry no matter how deep you go. Its anatomically engineered neoprene stockingfeet with an anti-microbial finish gives you a comfortable fit while wicking away moisture. These wading pants also come equipped with a gravel guard, and center seam construction. Pack small and travel far with the Si...
$249.99
NewFishpond Thunderhead Chest Pack
Fishpond Thunderhead Chest Pack
Shale
Spend more time in the water and not searching through your gear when you carry the Fishpond Thunderhead Chest Pack. This Chest Pack is a waterproof carry system to hold all of your essential equipment for a day on the water. Built using bombproof 1680D TPU coated recycled Cyclepond nylon with a waterproof TIZIP closure, your tools and tackle will stay secured and dry. This chest pack is fully submersible and will keep everything protected from water, wind, dirt, and ice. With a front pocket, tw...
$149.99
NewCompass 360 Point Guide II Stockingfoot Guide Pants
Compass 360 Point Guide II Stocking...
Coffee/Stone
Fish with peace of mind thanks to Compass 360 Point Guide II Stockingfoot Guide Pants. These stockingfoot guide pants are made with a 4-ply upper and reinforced 6-ply lower leg and butt. They feature a single seam crotch to eliminate seam chafing. Ergonomic double-taped neoprene booties ensure your toes stay dry and warm no matter how long you're in the water. With pockets and a durable wader belt, you'll be able to carry your fishing tools. The Compass 360 Point Guide II Stockingfoot Guide Pant...
$159.99
Frogg Toggs Bootfoot Wader Bag
Frogg Toggs Bootfoot Wader Bag
The Frogg Toggs Bootfoot Wader Bag is big enough to keep everything you need in one place! Whether you're transporting your boots, waders, lure boxes, or even a travel fishing rod, this is the bag to stow all of your gear. This wader bag uses a polyester and PVC construction so it can stand up to a lot of abuse, has no-slip traction on the bottom, and a removable padded shoulder strap. This bag is huge, measuring at 23 in. wide by 21 in. tall and 12 in. deep. It features two large, external bell...
$49.99

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.