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Help I need some advice on a decent pair of wading boots. I currently have a pair of Scierra wading boots and must say they are more of a disapointment than my girlfriends cooking! On my first session out in them the sole started to come away from the foam backing, the actual build quality seems pants and flimsy and I've probably now repaired them about six times. Can anyone suggest a decent boot with a more like a mountain bonded stitched style sole instead of a flimsy slapped on piece of rubber (not felt though). I've totally given up on the Scierra and binned them, they were only about six old with only a handful of outings. Any advice welcome :|
 

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I'm about to bin my Scierra's too, after one season. Now in fairness, i've given them a reasonable thrashing, but they did show signs of distress pretty early on. I used them on New Years day, and reaslised that they are now knackered.

I've just ordered a pair of Greys Platinum wading boots. Rubber sole, with metal studs. Think they are around £75. They seem to be rated by the guys in here that use them (think there's another thread on this subject if you have a rummage around).

http://www.google.co.uk/products?hl=en& ... CCYQrQQwAg


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I use Greys in the Summer -- they fit me very well, as I have long thin feet. In the Winter, when I want to wear thermel and fleece socks I wear Snowbee.

For me metel studded -- felt soled boots are best.
 

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cheers guys, think i'll look at the greys. though have just been prousing the tight lines cat and seen a pair of patagonia wading boots with quite a thick sole. is anyone using these?
 

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Jamo, think about what material your fishing off.......is it sand, clean smooth rock, rough barnacle covered rock, kelp covered rock etc etc......buy a sole which suits the grounds you fish.
For me, and I love rock hopping, fish on some really rough ground, with kelp exposed on the bigger tides........felt all the way here mate, 5.10 sticky rubber is great on dry rock but shite on the wet stuff, felt good on both, the little studs that people use stop you from falling over on wet grass (fine if you fish off this stuff!) but makes a heap of noise when scraping over the rocks....can bass feel the noise, I guess they can, are they intrigued by it? or frightened by it? I remember from my river fishing days that stealth was the order of the day, I'm guessing this won't do any harm on the seashore either??
 

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I have felt soles with no studs and find them fine for all surfaces except for wet grass :jump:
 

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Lewisman said:
stevelewis430101 said:
I have felt soles with no studs and find them fine for all surfaces except for wet grass :jump:

& mud !!! :aarrg:
Yeh OK and mud :badlol: you have spotted me slip once or twice :lol:
 

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sorry dazdecs, they were dynatecs, maybe you could change your order. did you order from "tight lines". I mostly rock hop and wade over rough rocks and am worried felt won't be durable enough? never used felt but looks like it might tear? thanks for the advice softie think i'll look at felt,I see mr fish does a snowbee felt range of boot. thanks for all the advice guys. :)
 

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sorry dazdecs, they were dynatecs, maybe you could change your order. did you order from "tight lines". I mostly rock hop and wade over rough rocks and am worried felt won't be durable enough? never used felt but looks like it might tear?
Tear? are you sure your looking at felt soled wading boots mate......this stuff is as tough as old boots, all of my boots get wrecked before the felt goes :roll:
 

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will try the felt then, its probably because i'm use to hard soled boots i.e mountain boots and before i started plugging had never heard of felt soled boots. would you recommend studs as well?
 

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will try the felt then, its probably because i'm use to hard soled boots i.e mountain boots and before i started plugging had never heard of felt soled boots. would you recommend studs as well?
:bangin: :bangin: personally, no :bangin: :bangin:
 

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Cheers softie, sorry didn't see your earlier reply which explained that. thanks :rollineyes:
 

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im thinking of taking the dyna tracks back now whilst there new,see if i can exchange them for something more realiable at that price range....open to ideas,cheers daz.
 

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sorry again daztec, went to see **** today and he showed me the greys wading boot with the felt sole and i was really surprised ( thanks softie). felt sole is stitched to the body of the boot and seems really sturdy and the boot looks and feels far more durable than the scierra. think i'll be purchasing a pair when pay day comes.
 

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If you go for Greys boots, you will be fine taking your regular size - I am presuming a bit exta is built into them to allow for the neoprene sock etc.

I have worn Greys, Hardy, Simms and Scierra wading boots over the years and have always gone for my normal shoe size without any problem.
 

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Henry Gilbey said:
If you go for Greys boots, you will be fine taking your regular size - I am presuming a bit exta is built into them to allow for the neoprene sock etc.

I have worn Greys, Hardy, Simms and Scierra wading boots over the years and have always gone for my normal shoe size without any problem.
Yep, just had some Greys GRXI's through the post, a size bigger on websites recomendation and they're HUGE !! Re ordered standard size. Nice boots though, very light and well made.
 
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