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Fishing Boots & Waders : What Do You Wear?

I was recently asked what the best type of fishing boots were and honestly had to stop and think as I have had my pair of Hodgman Mackenzie gear for so long I haven’t thought about wear or even trying anything else. So, after being asked I figured it’s as good a time as any to try a few other out to see if (possibly) I have been missing something.

I looked asked around and was told by quit a few friends that many used Toggs, Hodgman, or Caddis. So now is the fun part of trying to convince a vendor to let us ‘test’ their products as a fairly small website just getting started. I jumped online and actually had some initial success, as a friend of a friend knew a guy who… get the idea.

First Up : Toggs Amphib Neoprene Boot Foot Wader with Thinsulate Insulation

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These I Liked, not everything but overall they are nice. I am not used being in a “snug” fit around the chest, but I quickly got used to it and after a while I actually felt good. I don’t have much of a belly, so I am not able to tell you if that would or would not be a restriction. It is a little lose around that area, so I am assuming they built that in for a heftier person than myself.

the boots fit really good. Nice and snug, but not restrictive. My feet did not sweat much and were kept warm as the day I used them we had high winds and the water temp was in the low 40s.. I will also add that I have a wide foot. Not so wide that I order special, but there have been many times I could not use a brand or type of shoe/boot because of this. These were good to go and accommodated my foot perfectly.

The legs were a tad long on me. No real problem but I could see someone with a more stout frame possibly having some issues. The shoulders use a Velcro attachment, and honestly, I really don’t like Velcro. However, after getting them on and using for a while I unstrapped the Velcro and they really were not needed. Maybe if your moving around more or in unnatural positions, but for the sport fishing I was doing, it was just fine keeping them unstrapped.

Overall I really liked the Frogg Togg Amphip. The quality is very good. the fit was very good with the exception of the slight concern with the leggings. The boots, great!




Fishing Sports Training Tips for Beginners

One of more common recreational fishing activities is fishing sports. There are many places in the world today where you can have access to fishing sports facilities if you are into this kind of recreational activity. While there are many challenges and limiting factors that might be associated with this hobby, there are always various ways of getting around these challenges. Fishing sports requires equipment, adequate training, and dedication if you are going to get the best out of the expedition. If you can get past the equipment aspect, the rest is quite easy. The following are some fishing sports training tips for beginners and those looking to venture into this hobby.

Beginners Fishing Sports Training Tips

Have The Proper Gear

Fishing sports is an equipment-intensive activity. From body gear to fishing equipment, make sure you have a checklist of all the equipment that you will need in the water. Salt-water fishing and fresh water fishing are a bit different, therefore, you will need to brace yourself with the right kind of information. Generally, a good fishing gear is complete with the right clothing, fishing tools, and a toolkit. We bought our rubber fishing boots from It is necessary to have all these before you go into the water so as to avoid unnecessary distractions once you start fishing. It is also important to some spare tools with you.

Learn About The Aquatic Life

The second most important fishing tip for beginners is to be informed. There are several different types of fish that are found in the water. All these species require different techniques of fishing. This is why a beginner needs to introduce themselves to the fishing sports with the right kind of information. Such information is very necessary for a successful fishing expedition. There are many published works that deal with marine life and fishing sports. The internet is also a good place to introduce yourself into fishing sports.

Learn From An Expert

As with any kind of training, the best way to learn is through getting insights from an experienced trainer. There are a lot of fishing sports facilities where training is offered by experienced fishermen. Beginners need to get training from such places before venturing into the activity. Friends and family who are also experienced in fishing can offer very good tips to beginners. As an enthusiast, you should take all opportunities that you get to improve your skill.

Do Not Give Up

Fishing can be a complicated activity sometimes. Weather conditions, a steep learning curve and unsuccessful fishing expeditions can be quite demotivating. This is why every beginner needs to understand that a lot of challenges are expected in fishing sports. The best way to overcome these challenges is through self-motivation and patience. While the initial stages are quite tough, the activity becomes enjoyable as success starts to set in. Consistency is the key to fishing sports.

These are some of the most important fishing sports training tips. Although many other fishing sports training tips exist, some of them are indirectly related to the activity but helpful nevertheless. With these tips, however, you are guaranteed to have a pleasant training journey. Thanks to our sponsor for supplying our gear!

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