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Old 03-29-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Good reef booties for wade fishing?

I have worn low cut reef booties for wade fishing for 10 years, but the ones that I have are torn up. I can't find that brand any longer (Performance). What brand would youguys think would be best for wade fishing? Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:11 PM   #2
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NRS makes some good water shoes and many different styles. Their products are made for whitewater boaters and river fishing, but they work great for a bunch of different things. I dont know anyone local who sells their booties though. Maybe Academy, Weatherfords (kinda expensive) or just order them from NRS!

I have a pair of kicker wetshoe's from when I was a whitewater guide 4 years ago...they are faded from the sun but still work great! I've used them for wading, whitewater, and scuba booties! VERY COMFORTABLE!
Here is their website http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product_list.asp?deptid=1169
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thanks, Sailor. That looks like a great choice. I already ordered a pair.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:34 PM   #4
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Why not get some wade fishing shoes?
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:13 AM   #5
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UWA, what do you recommend? Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:57 PM   #6
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I have the orvis flats booties as well as the boots that you can wear with chest waders. I also just bought a pair of the Simm's Flat's Sneakers from a guy off of here and really like those too.



The booties from orvis are nice and light but don't offer a lot of support, I really like the Simm's Sneakers so far...have used them a few times walking probably 3 or 4 miles round trip. The boots are really good for only wading off a boat where you can take em off b/c they get heavy. I would not wear them wading from a car where you may walk 4+ miles.



I'd say go with the Simm's but the water shoes Mike showed you seem to be pretty nice too.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:00 PM   #7
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Default RE: Good reef booties for wade fishing?

UWA, thanks for your comments. I tried Orvis and found their shoes to be stiff and uncomfortable. Not sure if they are the same ones that you have. I do walk quite a bit and have found the reef booties to be best.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:35 PM   #8
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A little follow-up: The NRS Kicker Shoe is great. I am really enjoying it for wade fishing. Highly recommended. I will be getting a second pair. Thanks Sailor for the good suggestion.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:28 PM   #9
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:letsdrink

I used to have to walkup and downmountain trails with a whitewater raft and all our gear with those on! I wouldn't have ever given them a bad rep!
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