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Anyone use Simms waders for duck hunting? Thinking about getting a pair for fishing and hunting. Wondering if they will hold up to duck hunting abuse and if the boots will stay on when walking around in deep mud.
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they have a huge following out here in washington, but not so much by hunters. they don't have any kind of "brush tough" outer shell like a lot of hunting waders do. the higher end models are made in the USA.
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My buddy hunts in them, as he's a fly fisherman first... stay away from felt sole boot, they suck in the muck.
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I have used Simms waders for many years they are the best breathable waders money can buy. They are expensive but last a long time and are made in the USA. The knee area is real thick I think five layer thickness so are plenty strong for duck hunting. They are not boot foot but you can get a good pair of boots Simms makes good boots also that aren't felt. I have only owned one boot foot hunting wader Lacrosse Alpha Swamp Fox the problem with boot foot is the breathable connecting to the rubber boot, with neoprene it is stronger and adheres much better. I would suggest going to your local flyfishing shop that carries Simms and looking at the waders look inside at the taped seems they are extremely well made. I wouldn't buy the most expensive ones with the zipper but the base model or one above that if you can afford it are awesome they are all I use for flyfishing/duck hunting.
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I don't use them for hunting personally, but use them for fly fishing and they are awesome, same with Redington. Do have a friend that hunts them though and he has no complaints.
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