I’ll be tying carp and steelhead flies at the Dundee Cabela’s this Saturday (February 13th). The only problem with this event is that I always spend too much money and head home with a truck full of new gear. The store is so big it just has everything you could possibly want.
Austin passed along a podcast that Jerry Darkes did on Anchored with April Vokey (you’ll have to scroll down past a few newer casts). Jerry was talking about his book Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans. April and Jerry discuss opportunities throughout the Great Lakes giving a nice mention to Beaver Island near the end of the podcast.
One cold day this fall Steve showed up sporting a brand new paid of Orvis SonicSeam Bootfoot Waders. As I looked down at my very chilly feet that were wrapped in frozen stocking foot waders, I asked if they were warm and he answered, “toasty”. Knowing that you have to give your first born and a kidney for a pair of bootfoot breathable waders, I asked if he had to sell his truck to get them and he said, “that the price wasn’t bad at all”.
I froze my feet for another month while Steve put the new bootfoots to the test. If you know Steve, you probably know that he puts gear to the test like nobody else. I once saw him tear the entire leg out of a brand new pair of waders on their first morning out of the box.
After, what I knew had to be a punishing month for the new waders, I asked Steve if there were any problems and if he’d recommend them. He said he absolutely loved them and they were still as good as the day he got them. I bought a pair that night and have been happy and warm all winter. These waders have removable felt packs for insulation and they work perfectly.
Steve and I think so much of these waders that we bought a pair for our friend Walt for Christmas.
One of my buddies from Missouri wants to sell his raft and trailer.