If you are a fly fisherman who has ventured out on the lake or lough in a boat you will know that from time to time you will get caught in a deluge of rain with little or no protection. This is why most experienced anglers will purchase good quality waterproof clothing.
These can come as a bib and brace set, a waterproof jacket and a hat. Another addition to these items is the need for good quality footwear as getting about in a boat can be tricky especially if there is chop on the water. It is for this reason this post is written to talk about flat boots for boat fishing.
Breathable waders for boat fishing are you sure?
As part of the waterproof clothing setup a lot of fly fishermen have gone for wearing a pair of waders which are waterproof and can keep you comfortable during cold wet days. There are many options in waders and a pair or breathable chest waders are ideal. The pros and cons for wearing breathable waders can be found here.
If you have read my page on the benefits of breathable waders you will most likely be thinking about purchasing a pair. Waders are important, and accessories are available that make wearing them more comfortable. There are a few things that I would say are essential and others that just add to the experience. We will discuss breathable stocking foot wader accessories and you can decide if you need them or not.
Wading boot are required for [easyazon_link identifier=”B000LZSC5Y” locale=”US” tag=”chuckingflu0b-20″]stocking foot breathable waders[/easyazon_link] and come in various forms. The main type difference is the sole. Over the years different sole materials have been used to help the fly fishing angler keep grip on the wet mossy rocks on a river bed which can be ridiculously slippery. One of the earlier types was felt sole which worked very well but had the tendency to become detached from the boots after several months of wear.
Felt soles now banned, well almost!