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    Can anyone tell me who sells the Stealth Deluxe wading boots?


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    Hey Stan,

    I am bumping this thread. I am also in the market for some new Vaal wading boots and wanted to see if these were any good. Has anyone had any experience?

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    I see this is a thread from way back. I was talking about the old boots, I see they have new models out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shector View Post
    I see this is a thread from way back. I was talking about the old boots, I see they have new models out.
    Yip, they have new boots on the way according to Daniel Factor. I am also looking at bringing in the Redington boots through my old mans shop. Should have the pricing soon: http://www.redington.com/fly-fishing...ler-boot-felt/
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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeDsantos View Post
    Yip, they have new boots on the way according to Daniel Factor. I am also looking at bringing in the Redington boots through my old mans shop. Should have the pricing soon: http://www.redington.com/fly-fishing...ler-boot-felt/
    Those redington boots look lekke, nice and stylish with the red too

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    I have learned that the trick with wading boots, is not to expect too much. There basically isn't a boot on the market that is going to give exceptional longevity with frequent hard use. The best boots ever, were the old Simms PVC Freestones , which were the entry level boots from Simms, and seemed to be perfectly suited to our conditions. Wading boots overseas in the UK and US, are not considered to be very expensive, and are treated as almost a disposable item. Here in SA, we have to pay a huge amount for them, due to the exorbitant import duties, which makes us feel that they should actually give us more than they are really meant for.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Hi Andre

    My freestones just latest close to 8 years of hard use. I am very happy with that and that to me justifies the price. I am going to have them resoled, and then use them for more suitable trips while I get another pair of more disposable boots for the vaal etc.

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    Jade, 8 years of hard use, is exceptionally good. I got about 3 seasons out of mine, and one of those seasons, I used them for 65 river days in one year, so I estimate a pair of Freestones having lasted me about 100 to 150 hard days on the water. During that time, I was fishing competition, running fly fishing trips to the Orange, Rhodes etc, and guiding, so it was exceptionally heavy usage. Also don't underestimate your weight, related to the use you get from footwear. I weighed about 106kg at the time, that's heavy for any boot.
    I currently have a pair of Simms Gide boots, which are showing signes of terminal wear after about 8 years, but I still haven't got to the number of fishiing days that my old Freestones saw.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    True about the weight, I am only a measly 68kgs. So yeah, I wont have the same impact. I have a new pair of guides too but I just dont find them comfortable at all. I dread wearing them. . . .
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    Urgently need new boots my current pair lasted two months.
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