For wading safety, we highly recommend wearing a wading belt anytime you are in or around water in fishing waders. Why? Because it may help save your life if you end up falling in the water and swimming. A tight wading belt will help trap air in the lower part of the waders, and help keep them from filling up with water. Water is heavy, and waders that are full of water are extremely heavy and cumbersome. Even the strongest person will struggle to pull themselves out of the water with waders full of water. We hope you find this tip helpful. Happy and safe fishing everyone!
If you have damage to your neoprene stockingfeet use these tips to find and repair the hole. Neoprene stockingfeet on fishing waders can get punctured by things such as stepping on sharp rocks or gravel or from using worn out boots causing puncures or abrasion. Old worn out boots will damage neoprene stockingfeet when the liner is worn down and sharp edges are exposed. This can lead to damage on the top, toe, or bottom of the stockingfoot. Repairs are fairly easy and will hold up well if done correctly.
What you’ll need:
- A water source for testing and somewhere dry to hang the waders.
- Regular Aquaseal (not UV) or Aquaseal NEO.
- Masking tape or Tenacious Tape.
- Cardstock or a business card and latex gloves.
Step by step instructions for repairing fishing wader neoprene stockingfeet
Find the hole. The first step is to look for differences in the area that seems to be letting water through. If you can see an indentation, or abrasion in the neoprene is a good indication that something is wrong in that spot. A surefire way to test the feet is to turn the waders inside out and fill the feet with water. Usually hanging the waders while doing this is the easiest way to control the flow of water when filling the inside. If there is a hole you’ll see water dripping out of it.
Next step; Fix the hole. Once the waders are dry this can be accomplished simply by rubbing a small amount of Aquaseal or Aquaseal NEO into the hole, making sure to rub it into the hole so that it fills the inside of the hole. We recommend backing the inside with some masking tape or Gearaid Tenacious Tape, and then filling the hole from the outside. Once it’s full and Aquaseal fills the hole apply a thin layer out to about 1/4-1/2″ on all sides of the hole. We like to apply a small piece of Tenacious Tape over the Aquaseal at this point, which will be removed later, to make a clean and smooth exterior to the patch.
Final step; Go fishing!
Popular DRYFT wading products
Based on the popular OG Session wading pants the new mid-weight SEEKR wading pants are your go-to option for your next quick and dirty fishing mission. The DRYFT Session SEEKR wading pants are constructed of mid-weight breathable four-layer 100% waterproof and DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coated fabric. The minimalist street inspired design and style puts them a notch above the rest. Be natural.
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- SEEKR Wading Pants$299.00
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Ever had a wet arm while fishing in the rain? The cuff system on the Primo jackets is designed to prevent this. Here is a video explaining how it works and why.
Having the snagless cuff on the Primo Rain Jacket tightened down during this splashy release kept the anglers arm nice and dry.
Peep this quick video for tips on how to safely roll your waders for packing and transporting.
Ever lost a wading belt? Here is a quick tip to keep it securely in place when transporting your waders.
The DRYFT Session wading pants are in stock and ready for action. Available in sizes small, medium, medium-long, large-short, large, large-long, extra-large and 2xl.
On the fence? Check out this video to learn about the features.
Rain, sleet, snow. Say hello to our little friend.
Stepping up from the original Primo wading jacket, the Primo Long Jacket excels at keeping you dry on those hardcore bad weather days. The Primo long fishing jacket is designed for wearing with waders, wading pants, rain pants or just by itself. If Chuck Norris was a fishing jacket, this would be it.
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