I like 7mm Neoprene for wading in wooden marsh but use ultralight with an attached boot for setting muskrat traps in the field marsh. I bought the neoprenes on Ebay for 15 bucks. Zipper was broke but I took the teeth out, sewed it up, and patched with aquaseal. 3 years and no leaks.
I will go out of my way to find a good set of canvas prolines (http://www.prolineboots.com/). I have had the same pair (Hickory Creek line I think) for 10 years. The only leaks I ever got was when I have accidentally cut the boot portion on fencing, etc. I got frisky and tried a new pair of the rubber ones once. They lasted one season and I was out 60 bucks.
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"Every single day I can get out there and Trap is a Precious Gift from God that I will Try to take advantage of the best I can."
I just bite the bullet and bought a pair of Lacrosse Trapper hip boots. I have only worn them for a few days and I love them. I don't know how well they will hold up to dry rotting only time will tell.
Post by huntinhard80 on Mar 14, 2010 21:40:17 GMT -5
i just got a pair from bass pro shop for 89 dollers on sale.thay are red head hobbs creek bone dry.they are 3 ply with nylon rubber nylon.they are the strongest waders i have felt.they are for hunting and seem to be realy good.
Post by bobsamuelson on Mar 15, 2010 16:03:08 GMT -5
At last years NTA in Ohio, I brokedown & bought a pair of Hodgman hip waders! A little expensive, but very heavy duty! They are a little stiff, they will stand by themselves, but I think they will withstand the rigors of a trapline.
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Post by trappintommer on Mar 15, 2010 21:23:50 GMT -5
I just bought a pair of the LaCrosse trapline hip boots after going through 2 pair of pro-lines this year. They seem really heavy duty and I think they are worth the extra money. I have always had real good luck with the lacrosse knee boots and I wear them almost on a daily basis.
Post by trappintommer on Mar 16, 2010 7:03:52 GMT -5
The neoprene itself lasts longer than the rubber and is more durable but I have had problems with seems on the neoprene boots. The foot part of the neoprene waders is rubber and where the neoprene and rubber come together tends to eventually leak.
hippiedad: Among bushels of older traps, I have a Newhouse bear trap I'd like to know more about and possibly sell. This double longspring is 35 inches long with a jaw spread of 13 inches. Stamped clearly in one spring is : Newhouse, Oneida Community, NY
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billkasten: That newhouse bear trap should have a number on the pan.
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bucktails: new member. when is the next meeting
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kirkwooder: Cuomo's got to go! Everyone needs to vote this November!
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1der: looking for some place to have coyote pelt made into a hat.
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andyt: Save our rights Cuomo has to go!!!!!!
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thejerkman: Anybody know when/where there may be another trapper education field class?
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wintertrapper: Thejerkman; you can find the list on the DEC website
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peltseeker: ooops you want to give the critters ?
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surveyor: Will do, thanks!
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