I used these for fishing for sockeye salmon in Alaska (Kenai River and Russian River). I am a size 9 but ordered a size 10 so that I could double up on wool socks. These kept me dry after fishing for 10+ hours a day for 4 days.
The only downside to using these waders with the integrated rubber boots (versus the stocking foot waders + wading boots) is that the water pressure squeezes pretty hard onto your feet when the water is waist-high (mostly had problem with pressure on toenails).
The pressure from the water from thigh-level and below was ok.
I bought these about a month ago but was not able to use them until today, Dec 23 due to the weather. I go shell-fishing in tidal inlets in the Northeast and the water is cold so you don't want any leaks.
The boots fit comfortably over a pair of jeans and heavy socks and fasten securely to your belt. They are comfortable to walk in and not heavy or bulky at all. I stayed dry and reasonably warm considering the water temp.
For the price, they are a very good value.
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North vs.South Obviously there are religious and political differences between the north and south that everyone knows about. So what is it actually like living between the two regions? Here are some of my stories that show that difference between the north and south.
The South Hunting in Dismal Swamp I started deer hunting in Wisconsin in the slews of very deep woods. Deer hunting is interesting because it is a challenge. You have to scout out your hunting area and find out where the deer travel and figure out where the best place would be to put your blind or tree stand.
And you have to watch the wind direction and set up where you think the wind will blow your scent away from the direction you expect the deer to come. Another thing you have to do is to get to your blind or stand without being detected by the deer.read more
Fly fishing is a type of fishing that is designed to deliver a lure (or bait) in such a way that there is no dependency on the weight of the lure. This allows for the casting of lures that may approach zero weight.
This is accomplished by having a line which itself has a distributed mass. It is the casting of that mass that delivers the lure to the target. The lure is attached to the end of the line by a fine and nearly transparent leader.
This leader serves as a buffer between the massive and visible fly line and the lure itself, allowing for the necessary deception. Traditionally, the lures are made of feathers and fur and designed to imitate stream insects. This is the fly in fly fishing.
However, other materials may be used, and may be intended to imitate minnows and other small fish, crabs, shrimp, leeches, etc.read more
All jellyfish have nematocysts. Animal Facts and Information Not all of them have exactly the same type of nematocysts. The nematocysts of moon jellyfish can't penetrate thicker human skin, and the toxin they use isn't fatal to humans. A sting from a Moon Jellyfish may hurt but it won't be fatal.
Typically there is pain and a small rash that is red and swollen will result. However, many people don't even know that they have been stung by one due to the fact that they don't penetrate well through skin. People that have thicker skin aren't going to feel the Moon Jellyfish like a child or someone with thinner skin would.
Most people wouldn't even notice if a moon jellyfish tried to sting them, which it will try to do every time it makes contact. Aurelia aurita - Wikipedia It hunts for much smaller prey! Aurelia aurita and other Aurelia species feed on plankton that includes organisms such as mollusks, crustaceans, tunicate larvae, rotifers, young polychaetes, protozoans, diatoms, eggs, fish eggs, and other small organisms.read more
You want to dress in layers. Start with a base layer. Something lightweight, cotton, and breathable, like thermals.Except socks. Those you'll want wool fisherman's socks, because they're waterproof. Keeping your feet warm and dry is crucial as far as your overall health is concerned.
If they do get wet, you need to get your boots and socks off as soon as possible to avoid frostbite. Then pants and a shirt. I wouldn't recommend wearing jeans as your second layer because you won't have adequate movement, but track/sweatpants would.
Lastly, you'll want a beanie/hat, coat/ jacket, pants/bibs/waders, boots, and gloves that the finger can flip up on. Those things you'll want to make sure are waterproof, warm, lightweight, and don't restrict movement. Gloves can be neoprene, wool, etc., but treat your fingers like your feet.read more
That's a tough one.I fish for different types of fish depending on the time of year. Spring is trout fishing mostly. I mostly fish limestone quarries and some streams in the Spring. I have a tackle box and rods just for trout fishing.
I usually go for at least four hours so something to drink and snack on in a small cooler while I'm in my canoe. I also take a minnow bucket and air pump for the minnows. Since I usually, but not always, take my canoe I have that and of course a life jacket.
I use an electric trolling motor so I have that and a battery but also a paddle for just in case. I also take a rag for my hands and a towel to lay on my legs depending on my tan at the time.
In late June I start moving to the Ohio river and fish for bass and other warm water fish. I have different rods and tackle box (other than my trout rods and tackle box) for fishing in the river. Again also the minnow bucket and cooler also.read more
Living in the south back in the day I come from the 1950s / 60s Milwaukee, which was a heavy manufacturing town, population 800,000, second to Detroit, and was labeled the Great American City year after year. I lived in the German section of town and many families at home spoke the language while English was spoken outside at work.
In fact my dad spoke both low and high German fluently at the family gatherings out in Pewaukee. He would curse in German and French to spare the ears of us kids. After WW II the Holocaust work and extermination camps refugees came to Milwaukee, I had a Catholic woman forced into prostitution in a work camp living next door to me.
Most refugees were Jewish survivor from the death camps and we heard their stories in the media, public forums and in school. It was horrible hearing about the death camps, the torture, the families sent into the gas chamber and then ovens.read more