View Full Version : Leaky Waders

06-20-2009, 06:14 PM
I had a knife incident (don't ask) and put a hole in my waders. Patched it on the inside with a neoprene looking material and on the outside with a clear material, covered the hole and then some. They stopped leaking for a while, but now they are leaking again...Any suggestions on how to find the leak, or should I just add more patches, or what?

06-20-2009, 06:29 PM
Check out what Paula posted a while ago on this topic.

If you have a breathable membrane wader, let them dry. Then, turn them inside/out and use a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a spray nozzle. Spray the inside of the waders with a mist of the alcohol and where you see dark spots, those are your holes.

Hope this helps.


06-20-2009, 10:51 PM

Thanks. That definitely helps. Wonder about the science behind it...interesting. I would love to not have to buy another set since this set is not even two years old yet.



06-21-2009, 08:03 AM
Most of my problems seem to be in the neoprene bootie or where the bootie meets the wader. Had a pair I worked on for days last year, couldn't get the leak fixed, so I finally gave up. Leaks in the wader area are pretty easy to fix IMHO.

Good luck!

06-21-2009, 09:34 PM
Thanks. I have the wrap on gravel guards, so I'm saved that trouble. I just hope I can get these dang things fixed:cool: