RedHead® Dogwood Canyon® Rubber Lug Sole Wading Boots for Men
Get what you pay for
I purchased these to fly fish in Arkansas. Before the boots were in the Little Missouri River, an eyelet pulled out. They still worked but will upgrade the next purchase. Thankful Bossier City Basspro refunded the purchase price even after using them.
March 20, 2012
Not 2 bad
I use them in the Kren River in Ca.
and like them very much.
I have used more costly ones, there was not much difference .
October 19, 2011
This is a really good boot for the money. Comfortable and durable.
October 18, 2011
For less than $40 - you can't go wrong
Let's be real...these wading boots are $39, so you have to keep that in mind before you say they are junk or that they don't perform like a $150 pair of wading boots.
I have had these for a little over a year now and have probably done over 100 wades in them. Muddy creeks, rocky rivers, fast flows, slow flows, etc...You name it, I've hit it. I've even fished them in a half frozen river.
I have never had any real issue with traction in the water. Wade slowly and quietly, like your supposed to, and you will be just fine.
Traction out of the water is less than stellar and you need to be mindful of that.
Sizing is less than great, but if you tighten up the laces, you should be fine. That brings up my next point - have a couple of spare laces on you at all times. I have popped two sets of them in the last year.
They are reasonably comfortable and offer OK support. If you have strong ankles and are in relatively decent shape, you won't have a problem doing an all day wade with these.
Overall, these boots are great for the price. If you have never waded, they are a fantastic beginner boot without breaking the bank. If you only wade every now and then, same thing...great without breaking the bank. If you are an advanced wader, you may want to pony up a few extra bucks and not complain about these.
October 12, 2011