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Old 03-28-2014, 08:21 AM
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Exclamation SAFETY NOTICE: Slippery Surfaces

SAFETY NOTICE: Slippery Surfaces

All, just wanted to remind you to be extremely careful wading during the Spring Season. The tail-waters have a lot of vegetation due to extended flows that make it super slick during down times. This should die off when the weather heats up and an increase in down-flow rates.

  • Be mindful of each step and its footing
  • Use a staff if you have one
  • Studs would be helpful
  • Avoid rubber soles with a passion
    • Carry your cellphone in a bag if wading alone
    • Buy and carry a cheap whistle
    • Let others know where you are going and when you will be back.
*Look out for others! You never know when you may need someone's help!
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:39 PM
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It needs to be repeated don't wear garbage stream tread it will get you hurt. The Holston is laughably greasy
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:22 AM
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It needs to be repeated don't wear garbage stream tread it will get you hurt. The Holston is laughably greasy
Jim, I purchased a pair of the Simms Rubber Soles a few years back because I felt the industry was going away from felt. It seemed most mfg/biologists believed that felt soles were bad for invasive transmission to other streams. Well; I slipped and fell all over the Clinch. I fell more times in one month than in previous years. I ended up wearing the soles out in about 5 months and putting cleats in them. I could never go back to rubber bottoms.
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I'd let you guys in on a secret but your mind is already made up, SoHo, mountain streams, no problems with rubber soles.

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:12 AM
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I'd let you guys in on a secret but your mind is already made up, SoHo, mountain streams, no problems with rubber soles.

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They are not bad if you have exposed rock;
but, are horrible in mud and vegetation IMO..
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:13 AM
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Boys we should just be men about this situation and wet wade in strap on sandals and shorts like a spin fisherman I saw last week on the clinch. Go big or go home!
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:44 AM
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Boys we should just be men about this situation and wet wade in strap on sandals and shorts like a spin fisherman I saw last week on the clinch. Go big or go home!
We need photos!

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We need photos!

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Man I wish I had took pictures. Wednesday there were a couple young boys spin fishing and wading near me in shoes and jeans. Lmao funny stuff
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:36 PM
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I'd let you guys in on a secret but your mind is already made up, SoHo, mountain streams, no problems with rubber soles.

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I know of the South Holston but am unfamiliar with the soho as that sounds like a hipster hangout. I never fish the park anymore, nothing against it but I don't do dinks in small places.

The stream tread was awful on the smallmouth rivers and they are all bare rock, so I think I'll stick my disease spreading felt for now until someone comes up with a viable option
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:26 AM
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I'd let you guys in on a secret but your mind is already made up, SoHo, mountain streams, no problems with rubber soles.

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I couldn't disagree more. I wore my rubber sole Chota wading shoes in the Smokies and was busting my butt left and right. And the Soho depending on where the didymo bloom cycle is can also be real slick.

Felt and clean felt (clean with wire brush) is the only way to go.
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