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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...

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.

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:

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

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).