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30-04-2011 06:05 AM #1
I have searched this forum and it appears that Thorne are a very good brand of waders but I don't want to spend that much as I only surf fish in colder months for a few weeks of the year.
I have seen Wilson and Shakespeare waders for about $70 and wondered if anyone can provide feedback on these.
30-04-2011 06:45 AM #2
Hi mate, I have a set of wilson's and they have been going great for years.
Just make sure you look after them and they will treat you right.
HEAD DOWN BUM UP!
30-04-2011 07:17 AM #3
Got a pair of Snowbees, Denier outer, had them 15 years and still work well.
Cost a bit more initially ($130 or so) but have proved themselves over and over to have been a good buy.
30-04-2011 08:49 AM #4
I have a pair of Hornes Tuff and have had them years with no problems .Great waders and made by an Australian company to boot.When you get your waders make sure after wearing and cleaning that you put heaps of powder in them to prevent perishing ,especially when storing them for some time. By putting powder in them it makes them easier to put on as well.Also when wearing them it is more comfortable to wear long pants such as traky daks and socks under the waders.
30-04-2011 04:04 PM #5
Horne waders australian made you can get them custom fitted for next to nothing, mine have been going for 12 years of solid use. if the boots ever wear out you can send the waders back and for a small fee they will fit new ones
30-04-2011 06:47 PM #6
second the trackies and socks keeps you warmer and your feet dont sweat and slip around in your boots .
i have a pair of shakespere ( i think ) for 2 years now and all good , they are thinner so good for summer mud flat walking aswell .
can feel the cold in winter without the trackies on though
30-04-2011 07:13 PM #7
If you are going to be in sticky mud in waders, look for a rounded edged boot, not square edged like gumboots. The square edge boots get stuck hard in the mud and the rounder edge boots tend to slip out of the heavy mud much easier. Hornes Pimple Sole waders are great for the sticky areas and excellent in the sand too.
03-05-2011 08:26 PM #8
Just a added extra, its not a bad idea to wear a belt over the waders. It helps with a couple of things like attach a bait bucket , a knife and if you go arse up in the surf its amazing how much water it will keep out.
03-05-2011 09:21 PM #9
16-05-2011 01:13 AM #10
A mate gave me a pair of his old waders as he bought another set when up north recently.
The old set have a grease like film on them.
Can anyone tell me the best way to clean this off.
The waders are still ok but are pretty old.
19-05-2011 10:48 PM #11
Does anyone own a pair of the Mojiko waders from Anaconda?
19-05-2011 11:36 PM #12
I bought a pair of Horne Tuffware waders ($40 I think) 25 years ago for surf fishing and have used them a dozen times every years since and they are still as good as when I got them. So impressed I bought one of their rain coats as well. Got to be good and tough when you see so many oyster farmers using them.
Anyone know how much a pair of Hornes are these days?
20-05-2011 01:47 PM #13
I paid $130 or thereabouts last year when I bought a second pair when I thought I had lost mine moving house. Turned out that my brother forgot to bring them back after borrowing them. He swore he had given them back!!!!
Best waders ever. The few extra dollars will be soon forgotten. Get the pimple sole for beach fishing.
20-05-2011 10:22 PM #14
Smart brother ah!
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