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#46 Poopdeck

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:25 PM

I agree. Studded felt can't be beat. I don't wade that often, maybe a dozen or so times a year, so I've never worn a set of studs off of a boot before the boot is rotted and gets thrown away. Current boots going on their 4th season.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:33 PM

Old Hat, good point. Of course none of us really care all that much about ecosystems when our way is threatened.

Felt ain't legal though and studs are.



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:14 AM

Old Hat, good point. Of course none of us really care all that much about ecosystems when our way is threatened.
Felt ain't legal though and studs are.



Not caring much about ecosystems is exactly what threatens your way.
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#49 tjm

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:41 PM

"Not caring much about ecosystems is exactly what threatens your way."

 

Yeppers, ...

 

 

 

(fwiw, north to south, east to west, limestone, freestone, gravel and mud bottoms; I have never found a place where lugged rubber bottoms didn't work for me. I never was smart enough to know I needed anything else.)



#50 Poopdeck

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:19 PM

Felts legal in my neck of the woods. Did anybody read the links to the felt studies posted earlier in the thread?

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 10:43 PM

Thankfully felt is legal here too. Surprisingly the state legislature didn't succumb to the baseless, knee-jerk, anti-felt bandwagon. Where I fish studded felt soles are simply the safest for wading and I prefer to stay alive.



#52 bellevue.chartreuse.trout

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:54 AM

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:59 PM

Kold Kutter ice racing tire studs.   Find them cheap on line in 50, 250 or more quantities.

 

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I bought a pack of these last year,and they're worth their weight in gold.I screwed them into my felt,using epoxy on the threads. I don't know it the epoxy was necessary,but I figured it wouldn't hurt. The felt was pretty useless by its self,but with these studs,I can handle any slim in the stream. I remind  myself all the time not to get too cocky while wading, due to my new found traction.What if I step on a rock that's loaded with  extra super slime.biggrin.png So far,these screws have worked much better than expected.

I'll probably have to leave the remainder of the bag to someone in my will, somebody's going to be very happy when I check out.laugh.png