Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by SOBF » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:53 am

The ocean was 60 yesterday and I only need one adams apple.

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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by FredA » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:58 pm

Average Joe wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:15 pm
I think they fear wet waders (such as myself) who sometimes (more so these days) piss in the river upstream of where they are wading.
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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by markl » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:36 am

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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by stillsteamin » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:07 am

never thought id be jealous of a pair of wader straps. Normally theyre holding up the way wrong kind of fat tit.
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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by Noodledick » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:46 pm

flashback wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:41 am
Giardia. All it might take is a small break in the skin.
Around my home waters there are many interesting things in the water.
Have seen cases of giardiasis and even though it can be treatable it is not fun.
Been wading for 35 years, and 20 of those years I did not own waders. Most streams waded without waters carried a fair amounts of untreated sewage due to small municipal treatment plants being operated with no accountability or supervision. A good day on the water always involved blood, punctures, scrapes. Never once after any of these outings, which exceed 100, did I fall ill. Furthermore, I whitewater kayaked for years, and have had water forced down my throat from many rivers due thrashing about in the waves and holes, many of which were high and roiled full of ag and street sewer run-off.

A robust immune system does not evolve in a sterile environment. We are mammals, not lab equipment. It is ok to swim in a public pool (unnatural) full of hep C giners, and unwashed stale/rotten ass feces, but it's uncouth to wade without waders.

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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by fatman » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:18 pm

since you're a mammal, go ahead and fuck yourself
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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by yard4sale » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:00 pm

Because they paid $800 for them.
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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by mitch aka 2 fish » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:56 am

$1000
hey! everyone entitled owns a right opinion, buddy.

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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by Gremlin » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:05 am

yard4sale wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:00 pm
Because they paid $800 for them.
Lol!

It is so nice to wet wade in a trout stream. I suspect some people see pictures and think that is what you gotta do.

I do not like wet wading in dark water. It is completely irrational, but I have some weird phobia, and a lifetime of wading has only made it marginally better.
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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by mrl0004 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:21 pm

I made fun of a guy 'round here for doing that. Turns out it was to prevent bacterial infections which he had almost died from once. Then I felt like an asshole.
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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by fly-chucker » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:28 pm

Gremlin wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:05 am
I do not like wet wading in dark water. It is completely irrational, but I have some weird phobia, and a lifetime of wading has only made it marginally better.
That's all we have around here, and it's full of toothy fishes :cool
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Re: Why do people wear chest waders in the middle of summer?

Post by LA Fly Guy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:05 pm

mrl0004 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:21 pm
I made fun of a guy 'round here for doing that. Turns out it was to prevent bacterial infections which he had almost died from once. Then I felt like an asshole.
So what you're saying is that I shouldn't have drank the water straight from the creek?
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