Waders: Fly Fishing Necessity

So many brands to choose from. Orvis, Simms, L.L Bean, Patagonia, Redington and so on. With all Screen shot 2014-02-07 at 4.40.04 PMthese choices what are you going to buy? And the price ranges are insane, you can spend $150.00 – $800.00 on waders. EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS. Wow. This is what $800.00 waders look like. ———>

Currently I am in the market for a new pair of waders and am torn between all the choices out there. I have always been a Simms guy and have put their products through the ringer. But, like all my waders these have worn out and it’s time to bite the bullet.

Here is what I like about the new wader products currently on the market-

Simms– 5 layer Gore-tex, Durable Reinforced Knees.

Patagonia – Adjustable straps, Merino Wool BootiesScreen shot 2014-02-07 at 4.46.05 PM

LL Bean– No Questions Warranty

Redington – Price, Zipper Front

Orvis – New Welded Seams

When you really boil it down. All of the above mentioned provide the same service. They keep the water out…most of the time. So it comes down to preference and sizing. My choices have been narrowed down to either the Simms G4 or the Patagonia Rio Gallegos. They are a little on the pricey side but I figure when you spend a lot of time in them you better be comfortable. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet so if you have any suggestions please chime in and let me know.