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vanven

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I have managed to talk my wife into venturing into the rivers with me. She is taking to it very well and is now the proud owner of a women's TFO rod and a Ross reel. Thanks River Run Outfitters :) I think I like her TFO more than my Orvis TLS. Anyway...

We have progressed past the borrowed waders stage and she is convinced that she will be happier in the water if the waders dont leak and the boots actually fit. I am looking to find her a pair of breathable women's waders that will last a few years of 20 uses a year. I would also like them to be stockingfoot.

I have had the LL Bean ladies waders reccomended to me. Simms also makes a couple sub $200 pairs that are backed up by their good warranty. Cabela's, here in KC, refuses to carry any women's waders in stock for the most part. Any other suggestions?????

She gets to be the test subject for my next pair of waders. My current cheap Bluestream waders are still functional after 2 years, but i can start to see some wear.

Thanks,

J-

MOD - please feel free to move this, just realized that there may be a more appropriate forum, but I cant delete.

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Waders that fit make a huge difference. I personally like Simms and like you said they have a great warranty. My wife purchased the women's Simms freestone waders 6 months ago from Backcountry outfitters in Springfield MO. She really likes them. They fit well and have given us no problems so far. She started out in the Bass Pro breathables (I did too) and they just never fit her right.

Congrats on getting her to fish with you. My wife's been going with me for a couple of years now. We have a lot of fun. She'll never be as crazy about it as I am but she does enjoy it.

Greg

"My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it" - Koos Brandt

Greg Mitchell

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vanven

The Simms womens waders are great and last for a long time. I do have them in stock and would be happy to ship to you just call me 417-889-6548. I have sold quite a few of these waders to the local women that fly fish and I do not think that any of them would complian about how they fit. They are made and fitted for women by women. And for the price I think there the best womens wader on the market $179. Just let me know

Michael

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Dan Baileys puts out a nice ladies wader. You might want to take a look at them. I have two pair of there waders and they have done well by me for two sesons so far. No leaks. Seem to be very well made to. I have also had Simm's guide waders. Being an Outfitter I got a great dael on them. Lasted two season's. Good for a guide using them but I do think they are a might spendy at lest the new ones sure are at $700.00 a set. Ron

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My wife Lori Sloas is a guide and fishes with me a lot. She has tried them all but now will not wear anything but Simms. She prefers the Orvis Henry's Fork Wading Boots(with studs).

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Thanks for the great feedback.

On a side not about wives fishing....

I am glad to see that she is enjoying a hobby that I am absolutely crazy about. I took her to Taney on the first trip together and we struggled a bit with teh constantly changing water conditions. As a novice I feel like I learned so much from that trip. Previously I was fishing dries 100% of the time. Taney really broaded my knowledge and skill levels. It was a little frustrating for her with the borrowed gear and first time with a fly rod in her hands. She spent more time "petting the fishies" around her feet than fishing. She did manage 5 rainbows of decent size. I only caught 6 or 7.

I took her to Rockbridge last weekend to try and get her a little taste of success and hopefully the thrill of a bit bigger fish. She did very well once she got comfortable. It takes a bit to get used to thinking in 3 dimensions and realizing what is above and behind you while casting. I caught a few fish in the 3+ pound range and was very happy with the trip.

Now if there was just some place closer to Kansas City! I am proud of her so far, she puts some of my buddies that have been fly fishing for years to shame.

-J

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You have a Bluegill pond close to hand? ;) You don't have to be catching trout to have a ball fly fishing. Carp do a good job of pulling your string to. I caught one of about 7 lbs one time and had a ball playing it. I had Gary Borger in my boat some years back and he caught one of about the same size and he to had a ball playing it. Bass, Crappie ???? It is all about having fun. :) Ron

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Have her try on as many pairs as possible and see which ones she likes best. The Simms are nice, but my wife liked the Patagonia's better. Frankly, I think the Patagonia waders have better features than my Simms G3's. Cheers.

Have her try on as many pairs as possible and see which ones she likes best. The Simms are nice, but my wife liked the Patagonia's better. Frankly, I think the Patagonia waders have better features than my Simms G3's. Cheers.

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vanven

The Simms womens waders are great and last for a long time. I do have them in stock and would be happy to ship to you just call me 417-889-6548. I have sold quite a few of these waders to the local women that fly fish and I do not think that any of them would complian about how they fit. They are made and fitted for women by women. And for the price I think there the best womens wader on the market $179. Just let me know

Michael

It looks like we are going to get one more trip to Taney this year. We are going to be making a couple stops in Springfield to look at trailers, my wife loves the TAB trailers. We will probably take the opportunity to stop by the shop and pick up some waders for her.

Thanks!

Jerod

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