At that age, you simply had to get what you could get when you could get it. That usually meant holding out until birthday or Christmas. I had a cheap rod and reel outfit and a box of flies. The bellows pockets on the front were plenty big to hold my one fly box and any other accessories. And I had a pair of fingernail clippers, Trim brand, hung around my neck on a piece of fly line.
Unfortunately many states are outlawing the use of felt sole waders and boots, due to the spread of invasive species. Find the complete list below along with what types of species you could accidentally transport and a few tips for killing any aquatic hitchhikers. Many states are changing the wader industry standards with tough laws in an attempt to curve invasive species spread. Any or all of these problems mentioned above can easily be transferred from stream to stream via the absorbent felt sole of wading boots.
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Jump to navigation. Pebbles and a smudge of silt swirl around my wading boots turning the new, white-felt sole into a sponge absorbing green hues and gunk. I take another step. Rubber is on my right foot. Felt is on my left.