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Re: [lurtch] Are felt boots history? In reply to
I have had several pairs of Korkers and with all the soles available and all the technology, nothing grips better than studded felt still today.
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Re: [lunchbox] Are felt boots history? In reply to
ill admit the studed felts do work good but they still ice up bad when your winter steelie fishing exspecialy if you got to walk across the snow to get to the river..
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Re: [lurtch] Are felt boots history? In reply to
I agree. Thats when the rubber with the big 1/4" tungsten carbide studs come into play.
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Re: [lunchbox] Are felt boots history? In reply to
I agree. Thats when the rubber with the big 1/4" tungsten carbide studs come into play.
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I find that interesting that you think the rubber and carbide studs are not better than the felt with studs. Please explain.

I am pretty sure that Lurtch is referring to the model of korker foot beds that you strap onto any boot. They are made with the same hard rubber sole and carbide studs that our Korker replaceable foot soles are made from.

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disinfect your wading equipment. wash boat. disinfect livewells / sumps, wash ur dog
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Re: [lunchbox] Are felt boots history? In reply to
I think it is because the felt FREEZES to the rocksLaugh
I am sold on the new soles by Simm's. I have the Aquastealth with screw in carbide. The little circles act like suction cups, but the old man got the new Vibram sole is awesome. He hasn't added the carbide to his and they are like a combination.
I use to think the felt with studs was the best there was, but the disadvantage like Lurch mentioned about snow sticking to the sole is a BIG problem. Darn near broke my ankle. I have used the aquastealth for close to 10 years and I will never go back to felt....vibram yes.



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Re: [Scruffy_Fly] Are felt boots history? In reply to
yes this is correct i preffer the insulated boot and the ! on corkers..that watters cold in late fall early spring!!
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Re: [lurtch] Are felt boots history? In reply to
these are what I had in mind and use...
http://www.fishwest.net/..._low=&range_high=
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Re: [lunchbox] Are felt boots history? In reply to
yes they are but i use the dellux model with the screww in carbide tips and they mold around the boot...we uses to just glue the felt on yhe bottom of the boots and screw in the short metal screws..ah the good ol days..
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Re: [lunchbox] Are felt boots history? In reply to
I believe this is what Lurch was talking about.

http://korkers.com/...SearchSubCategory=24

This way he can use well insulated boots to keep his feet warm.

They use the same carbide and steel spikeas our replaceable soles for the korker fishing boots. For the above you can get it as a push in or screw in spike.

I just recieved a replacement set of those inserts for my Korker Outfitter boots I bought on ebay. I lost one of the carbide & steel soles the last time I was fishing the Gunnison. It is lost about a foot and half down in the mud.

This time I am going to use one of those hex head screws in the toe area like my friend Todd does to make sure his sole does not pop off.

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disinfect your wading equipment. wash boat. disinfect livewells / sumps, wash ur dog
(This post was edited by Scruffy_Fly on Apr 1, 2009, 8:35 PM)
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Re: [flygoddess] Are felt boots history? In reply to
Those vibram soles and carbide do sound like the ticket for the next time I need to buy boots.

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disinfect your wading equipment. wash boat. disinfect livewells / sumps, wash ur dog
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Re: [Scruffy_Fly] Are felt boots history? In reply to
they dont work very well in the mud by the way..heres a tip tie a peice of rope to the corker then around the boot that way if they do come of there still connected to the boot..1 corker is useless..
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