Recent advancements in wader technology have replaced the heavy, ill-fitting waders of yesteryear with lightweight, great-fitting waders. The best models not only keep your feet dry, they also keep you warm when it’s cold and limit sweating when it’s hot. Ensure the enjoyment of your next trip with new fishing boots or waders.
The main types of fishing waders are hip waders, chest waders, and waist-high waders. Here’s what each type is designed for:
Fishing waders are constructed from modern materials, traditional materials, or a combination of both. Rubber, canvas, neoprene, and GORE-TEX are the most common materials. The pros and cons of each material include:
In addition to stand-alone fishing boots, numerous models are available to pair with stocking-foot waders. Unlike boot-foot waders, this type of wader requires you to purchase a separate boot since they’re not built into wader’s overall construction.
Wading boots slip over the bottom of stocking-foot waders. Options include felt bottoms for slick surfaces, studded bottoms for mud and rocks, and rubber outsoles for easy cleaning.
At Omaha Outdoors, we carry a vast assortment of fishing boots and waders, designed for various conditions and types of fishing. How, where, and when you’ll be using your boots or waders dictates the best models for you.