I always wear light chest waders or " guide pants " because they keep my butt dry when I sit on the bank or wet rocks. I do a lot of sitting. The guys I was with on Hazel last week said the water was very cold but it didn"t matter because they couldn"t feel their feet or lower legs after a few minutes in the water anyway. I kinda like to know where my feet are when wading fast water.
You can't stay dry and one temperature all your life! ROB