Please bring your own waders if we are guiding / instructing you on a
To prevent the risk of spreading foot infections we do not hire waders.
Waders vary widely in price.
Snowbee Granite PVC Thigh Waders (Product Code 11073.01. £39.99) are suitable
for occasional use, see:
Wader Choice:"Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders"
The title of John Gierach's book - "Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders" - says
it all - leaking waders seem to be one of life's unavoidable perils. Pick
any fishing forum at random and you are sure to find pages of advice on
what waders to buy, the durability of waders at various price points, and
suppliers replacement policies.
Chest waders are more expensive than thigh waders. But they have several
advatages. It's all too easy to bend over in the river, or sit down on
wet grass and get a soaking
Personally I prefer stockingfoot over bootfoot waders. In bootfoot waders
the boot is an integral part of the wader. This design makes it easier
to get into an out of the waders. Stockingfoot waders have waterproof neoprene
socks and are worn with separate boots. This arrangement provides greater
ankle support which can be important, especially if you plan to walk a
long way during a day's fishing.
Take care to try on waders to make sure they fit. There is a lot of bending
and stretching during a day's fishing. This can place undue pressure on
seams - an acknowledged weak point in some types of wader. Also try to
avoid the 'baggy trousers' effect - it doesn't help if the material between
your legs rubs together excessively