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    Default Wet Wading?

    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.

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    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.

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    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..

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    same here been wet wading since end of April... water feels good.
    Fishhead

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    No waders since mid-March.

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    Wet waded this past weekend and was very comfortable.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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!

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    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.
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