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Cold feet
I have several levels of thermos to handle all water conditions. Well at least I thought I did. 45 is about the coldest that I previously had to contend with until this week. I was prepared to wade in water in the upper 30's and thought that my heavy wool socks were up to the task. Now I know better. While the rest of my body was comfortable my feet were ice cold. Shocked Had to come out of the water every hour to warm them up. I thought that my socks, stocking foot waders and boots would do the job. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a what kind of socks would keep one's feet relatively comfortable in these types of temperatures?




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Re: [Dryrod] Cold feet In reply to
Well besides the BATTERY SOCKS Laugh I use "Smart Wool" and Orvis Wading Socks (they are thinner around the ankle for easy movement).
Not cheap, but they wear like iron. I have some that are on their third year (I do wash then however..LOL)



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Re: [Dryrod] Cold feet In reply to
I hope you weren't trying to put your wadelites to a test.Pirate

With water below 40 degrees I will use my 3mm neos with light cotton socks for wicking and my thermo lite sock on top of that. Long Johns under light sweats help with the rest of the legs.

Wading boots help with the rest of the foot warming.

Water that is 40 degrees on up I will use less layers.Cool


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WHAT A WHOOSE!Laugh
Breathables year round here!



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Re: [flygoddess] Cold feet In reply to
I can see Breathables on the hard water..............

I just can fathom you carring around a 6' auger to make a hole big enough to launch your float tube though.Crazy


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No ice, but moving water that just is too busy to turn to iceSly



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Lower Provo should just about qualify right now.WinkCool


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Re: [tubeN2] Cold feet In reply to
T2, you should be here right now. Went to the middle Sunday wearing the Chota's and zip off pant leg pants. Left the bottom portion on cause the grass is high.
Stood out in that river for hours...or till I couldn't feel my feet anymoreWink Just what the Dr. ordered after so many days in the upper 90's. PEEEERRRFFFEECT!
Baxters first river trip. Did great till a gal went by with a female wiener,Laugh



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Sounds like a fun trip.

I'm sure that Baxter really liked it.Cool


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It looked like it!





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Wow! He even likes to pose for pictures. That is kewl.Cool

I guess he doesn't worry about cold feet at all.Smile


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