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Old 01-08-2009, 12:05 PM
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I can't tell anyone about studs...I've never had any.

I will however be getting a pair of Korkers with interchangable soles for my next boots! Shouldn't need them for a while tho Unless our local tailwaters/parks decide to put a ban on felt soles

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Old 02-06-2009, 03:34 PM
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What is the protocol for cleaning between streams? I seem to remember a bleach/water slurry soaking regimen, but not sure of proportions and times. This was the school solution for a while, anyone remember it? Any F&W Services banned felt on a blanket or stream basis? Any guides prohibiting them? If rubber becomes default sole, will be overtaken by events when that is all that is available for sale. Watson
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Treecatcher2 View Post
Not to sound pedestrian about the topic but since I only have one stream that I can get to on any regular basis, it seams to me that the microcosmic gunk that I have on my boots I got from that stream and thats where my boots will be headed again even after being cleaned when I get home. Am I misinformed?

To get back to your original question, I think you've got it figured right. If you're not transferring cooties from one stream to another, there's no problem.

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Old 02-06-2009, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Grannyknot View Post
You would think that stuff would die or decay if you kept your gear in a dry ventilated room for a 4-5 days between trips.
Of late I have been reading technical papers regarding whirling disease. The thing that struck me was a paper that found whirling disease spores surviving 30 years of freeze-thaw temperature cycles and drought/wet cycles.
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