It has been said:
"You can tell where a man has been Or where he's going by looking at the shoes he's wearing.
purchased a pair of Korker Redsides a year ago. 2 -3 days a week on the water leave me with these facts.
- Most comfortable wader I own vs. two other well knowns.
- Using the felt with studs, make you feel like superman billy goat on any of rock or boulder no matter the rock or boulders angle.
- Have performed excellent as far as durability, fit and comfort.
My question: Fingernails on the chalk board!!! Can you tell my age? Anyway, studs scratching a rock come close to the chalk board as anything I can imagine.
What does this send to the lateral line of those I follow most? Am I missing most because of this. There has to be a Ying and Yang to anything one feels great about??
Not a statement here....but a genuine question by a young grasshopper.
The scratching might reach the fish,but I would tend to think unless your actually moving the rock. It wont alert them the majority of the time. You can never be to careful though.
I hate cleated soles for various reasons. I fish out of boats 90% of the time, and anyone I know and myself would murder someone who climbed into a boat with cleated soles. Obviously rafts would be punctured.
Step on your fly line one time, and it is sliced in two.
Then you get to the noise factor.
They are dangerous on certain types of surfaces and can lead to injury.
They damage the streambed.
Far too many reasons not to wear them.
I cannot wear cleats because of the boat issue. I had to take them on and off and they finally would not stay in any more. Also; I slipped more with them on the Clinch trying to cross rocks. I am a big fan of felt soles.
My biggest problem is getting a boot to last more than 6 months or so...
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