Q: Can you ad­vise me about any shoes or boots that don’t turn into skates on wet rocks?

Sea Angler (UK) - - Sea School -

RichaRd SteytleR, by email

HG says: Sadly, the good ones are go­ing to cost a fair bit if you want them to last. i wear rub­ber-soled wad­ing boots from the fly-fish­ing world, and into those soles i screw spe­cial­ist studs – most of­ten the ex­cel­lent and long-last­ing Orvis Posi-Grip ones.

this com­bi­na­tion of­fers a re­ally good grip on most sur­faces, but the kind of fish­ing many of us do puts a lot of stresses and strains on wad­ing boots. as a re­sult, they don’t tend to last very long, un­less you go for some­thing like the high-end Simms boots, which cost a lot of money.

i wish it wasn’t the case, but the only things that have ever lasted me prop­erly have been ex­pen­sive wad­ing boots.

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