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lauxier
01-29-2012, 05:32 PM
I fish some in the Cumberland River here in Ky,should wading boots be cleaned(disenfected) before wading the steams of the Smoky's,or any stream that is cosidered foreign to one's homewaters...

Drugcop4
01-29-2012, 09:18 PM
I am sure someone with much more knowledge than I will answer this, but I would say that if you are wading waters that attach to any waters where zebra mussels are present I would clean my felt. I soak mine in a tub with a 10% bleach solution for a couple of days to be safe, although I don't wade the zebra mussel waters.

kentuckytroutbum
01-29-2012, 10:57 PM
Most definitely YES! Drugcops's advice is right on. Wash & sanitize everything that has been in contact with the water.

In my personal opinion, I believe zebra mussels are a greater threat to the water quality, even more so than didymo. :frown:

Knothead
01-31-2012, 10:51 AM
Sanitize any time you fish more than one body of water.

lexfly
02-01-2012, 03:39 PM
I too fish the Cumberland and understand that freezing your boots, etc. also kills the Didymo. I have also treated with 10% solution, but wanted to see what the rest of the board knew about the freezing (true or not).