View Full Version : Wet Wading?

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.

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.

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..

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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:

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:


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


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: