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Shaggy
05-26-2011, 08:51 PM
Anybody wet wading yet? We are gonna take a few nights this weekend to hike in to a campsite and fish but am not sure if the water was still too cold to wet wade. Do not want to carry waders if I do not have to.

JayB
05-26-2011, 10:47 PM
Been wet wading since April. No way I would be hauling waders around. With the highs getting in the 80's the water feels good.

mattblick
05-27-2011, 07:32 AM
What site are you camping at this weekend if you don't mind me asking.. At this point I am going to be solo Saturday and Sunday night, but would enjoy meeting someone from the board if you wouldn't mind a straggler..

fishhead
05-27-2011, 08:11 AM
same here been wet wading since end of April... water feels good.
Fishhead

Grannyknot
05-27-2011, 08:13 AM
No waders since mid-March.

joe a
05-27-2011, 08:19 AM
Wet waded this past weekend and was very comfortable.

Crockett
05-27-2011, 08:20 AM
I am with these guys I ditched the waders a couple of months ago. Even then it wasn't so bad but now there is no need at all for them. I will say that even on a mid July day last year when it had been 90 degrees for 6 weeks solid I saw 2 guys in waders standing in the middle prong up tremont when it was hardly a trickle because of no rain. Those guys must have been burning up.

MadisonBoats
05-27-2011, 11:00 PM
I would take some zip-off pants and use them for wading. They work great and keep you from getting scratched up. If you plan on getting in the water to crotch level; bring some waders in a pack. The biggest issue you will find is having the ability to climb easily over rocks, etc.

Now; fishing tail-waters pretty much requires waders if you are waste deep. I usually leave mine at home from June-September unless I plan on doing some deep wading.

Shaggy
05-28-2011, 07:35 AM
Thanks for the info guys! I prefer wet wading myself but was unsure about this time of year,

Mattblick, we are planning to hit campsite 71 on Forney. Would be nice to see you there!

yonder
05-28-2011, 03:06 PM
I wet waded this weekend and it felt good. I use those neoprene footies with my boots. Then again it was warm in the park.

Ky Tim
06-01-2011, 07:12 PM
I wet waded Little River around Metcalfe bottoms on the weekend of Troutfest and was comfortable. Water temp was 61 then according to my thermometer.

flyred06
06-01-2011, 09:33 PM
Wet waded this past weekend and glad I did. I couldn't imagine being in waders or hip boots all day.

NDuncan
06-01-2011, 10:41 PM
with as hot as it is now, i can't imagine doing it any other way..unless you hate spiders.:eek:

pineman19
06-02-2011, 07:42 AM
with as hot as it is now, i can't imagine doing it any other way..unless you hate spiders.:eek:

That or snakes:eek:

Neal

duckypaddler
06-02-2011, 09:21 AM
That or snakes:eek:

Neal

I bet I can get away from that snake faster with no waders:biggrin:

Mobility is much more important for safety in the backcountry:smile: