Leaky waders

Cartoon of fly fisherman in waders overflowing with water because they are leaking

Nothing spoils a day of fishing in cold trout streams like a pair of leaky waders. 

I once had a pair of expensive Gore-Tex waders. I loved them up to the point they started leaking. Try as I may, I could never plug the little hole that slowly filled my feet and drenched my clothes underneath. 

I finally abandoned them and bought an inexpensive pair of neoprene waders. No more leaks, and fishing was fun again!

Nowadays I mainly fish the small streams and alpine lakes high in the mountains with just a backpack and sandals. It makes hiking in lighter and I usually just cast from shore or, at most, ankle deep water.

© Philip Riggs 2014