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I said it before.  We wore felt boots on the White and walked all over didy, hopped in the car with boots on and drove to MO to fish.  We fished Taney, Bennett, Montauk and Meramec after coming straight from The White.  Oh and we hit Nofork of the White doing that too.

But Squirmy Worms....I don't know Squirmy worms apparently. 

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I looked that up, didn't find the paper I had read before, the Bothwell that wrote the original “On the Boots of Fishermen: The History of Didymo Blooms,”  actually did more intensive research and found didymo to be native and the "bloom" to be caused by low phosphorus, blamed on climate change; then wrote “The didymo story: The role of low dissolved phosphorus in the didymo blooms.”  Too bad the regulations are cast in stone and founded on ignorance and unfounded conclusions, but they probably rescind them,

I found this, it gives the gist of the story; https://www.concordmonitor.com/didymo-rock-snot-felt-wader-3007790

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We hashed that out years ago on here.  Complete waste of time, money and future regulations that cost more money.  It's as if they completely ignored the public input on it.  Especially from people who frequented ALL the area's involved.  We were infecting the MO waters for years before that reared it's ugly head.  Heck I would drive from Hollister to the dam on the White to fish in the morning and come back and fish Taney on the same day.

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1 hour ago, fishinwrench said:

And y'all beat me down for dogging Biologists.  🙄

It wasn’t biologists that made the ignorant decision. It was the fishing industry that made the push. Remember when companies like Simms quit making felt soles boots. 

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             All  I have to say is we have fished every type of streambed and rock in the western states and the limestone rock here and the safest thing on the bottom of your boots is felt period. moss covered rock is still slick with felt but by far safer then so called cling on or sticky or vibram rubber,

   BilletHead 

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7 minutes ago, BilletHead said:

             All  I have to say is we have fished every type of streambed and rock in the western states and the limestone rock here and the safest thing on the bottom of your boots is felt period. moss covered rock is still slick with felt but by far safer then so called cling on or sticky or vibram rubber,

   BilletHead 

Yeah and I didn't care when they made their big changes, I wasn't gonna bust my rear-end over that ignorance.  I'd rather pay a fine, or trust that the county judge deemed it equally stupid and just let me slide(pun intended).  

The big question now is.....Will they ever bring felt back?  

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30 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

Yeah and I didn't care when they made their big changes, I wasn't gonna bust my rear-end over that ignorance.  I'd rather pay a fine, or trust that the county judge deemed it equally stupid and just let me slide(pun intended).  

The big question now is.....Will they ever bring felt back?  

There are states that were felt ban that are going back to felt being OK. Like mentioned already, it's got something to do with phosphorus in the water.  Supposedly, dydimo exists in pretty much almost every stream. But, phosphorus keeps it in check at the right levels. All the streams out here in Oregon are felt legal streams from what I've seen.  The streams I fished in NY this past summer were dydimo positive streams and they all were allowing felt soles. The San Juan in NM is felt legal. All those streams are way more fragile than MO trout streams in my opinion.  So much for those boot washing stations at Bennett Huh??

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