Chota, based in Knoxville, Tennessee was founded by a fly fisherman who also happened to be a great designer. His name is Frank Bryant. I remember when Frank would bring prototypes by the shop to show me years ago. Then, after that he headed to the mountains to test them. I bet every piece of Chota gear has been tested in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And, you will find that many of his masterpieces are named after streams here or nearby.
Chota is known for comfort. And Chota wading boots are very comfortable. I know, because I wear Chota boots and waders when I fish in streams and rivers. I donít wear Chota boots and waders just because Frank and I are friends. I wear them because they fit well, hold up, and look good. My favorites are the STL and STL+. I keep one pair of each in the closet in my fishing room at home. If they are not there, they are in my truck, ready to go.
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