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Euan Innes

Waist waders
« on: January 03, 2019, 21:14:15 PM »
Right folks,
Christmas pish is over so lets get on to the serious stuff!  :z4
I have a notion to buy a pair of waist waders this year. I want to do this because if this year is like the last one then chesties might not be needed. Seriously though I can only think of a couple of occasions that chesties were actually needed. I do remember sweating in chesties and preferring to not wade deeply for most of the time. In previous experience, where I fish the fish are not that far out or are under my feet. Walking in to a hill loch in waist waders really appeals and so does shirt sleeves under a waistcoat. :z12  I also have two pairs of boots and one pair needs using more!
I know that there are very few on the market, ranging from not a lot to  :shock so are there any recommendations from you lot?
I know which pair I want but I am not telling yet. So ideas please or does nobody use them?

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Mike Barrio

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 21:19:54 PM »
I haven't used them Euan, but have often thought about them ..... so will follow this topic with interest :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Jeff Donovan

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 23:39:57 PM »
Just my tuppence-worth, most chest waders can be turned down to be waist waders by the adjustability of the shoulder straps & that one side catch is "male" & the other is "female". Saves on a pair of waders & the option to buy something else new & shiny.
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Hamish Young

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 08:35:43 AM »
I'd personally opt for a not too expensive option, Daiwa offer breathable waist waders and their stuff is usually reliable.

H

“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Dave Robb

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 09:05:02 AM »
Saw these the other days reduced at John Norris

https://www.johnnorris.co.uk/collections/waders-and-boots/products/guideline-laxa-waist-waders

Thought they looked decent.


Euan Innes

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 09:58:17 AM »
Aye Dave, the Laxa ones were what I was thinking about. The sizing is just about perfect for me.
I know they can be rolled down and clipped, but my Laxa chesties have really good chest pockets that don't fold very well which is why I liked the idea of waist waders. Very good price from John Norris too although I will probably give Neil Anderson at Angus Angling a call when I get around to buying them.  :z16

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Jim Eddie

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 17:37:39 PM »
Remember not to wear them if you are going tubing  :z4

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Hamish Young

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 08:19:23 AM »
You speak from experience Jim :? :!
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Rob Brownfield

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 19:16:12 PM »
I have lived in Scotland too long to be able to justify spending money on two pairs of waders  :X2...so I bought one, that does both roles, as chest and waist waders :)

I bring you the Orvis Silver Sonic convertible waders, currently on offer :)

I have had mine around 5-6 years and they have been perfect.

When walking along the bank in the summer, I have them as waist waders, On arriving at a deeper pool, up they go, bingo, chesties.  They have been a god send this summer and saved sweating buckets into my waders. Also good when shooting the breeze on the river bank or in a boat.

They really are a very nifty bit of kit!
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Iain Cameron

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 16:59:49 PM »
hi Euan


I've a pair of Snowbee waist waders. Don't use them much on the rivers, but HAVE used them on remote lochs, where a long-ish walk in means a lot of sweating.


Walked and fished up 12 miles or so one day, and it's good not to have that extra fold of rolled-down chest wader fabric.


I wouldn't necessarily recommend the snowbees (the feet are weird and hard to remove) but as a concept, I do like the waist waders for loch and hill loch fishing


cheers
iain

Jim Eddie

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 20:57:35 PM »
You speak from experience Jim :? :!

Nope but I know a man who did  :z4
 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Jeff Donovan

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 00:48:06 AM »
Nope but I know a man who did  :z4
 :z18

Jim
Ah! Builder's-bum syndrome? How unfortunate!  :X2
Close to the edge down by the river..........

Euan Innes

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2019, 21:16:30 PM »
Had my new Guidelines on today in the Isla and they are truly excellent. It was 15 degrees and a bit sweaty but the top half was doing fine in the wind. They are also a lot easier to get off when nature calls!
Just ordered knee pads to go with them. Expensive but worth it  :z16

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Terry Coging

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2019, 22:20:05 PM »
My Scierra waist waders leaked badly so instead of getting them repaired I cut the boots off and use them as over trousers in the boat. The boots are handy for gardening.

Euan Innes

Re: Waist waders
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2019, 20:28:30 PM »
At the end of this season I will, of course, put them to Diver Dave and have the correct size of feet fitted. Who the hell has a 34" waist, a 30" inside leg and size 10 feet!?!?
I ordered knee pads from ww.esoterictackle.co.uk. They are a Tenkara specialist shop and the pads are for knees and shins and are made of neoprene. Ace!
Right now my brand new waders are covered in dubs and look like I have been in combat. River fishing is ace!

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

 




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