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#11121412 - 09/22/15 10:26 PM Waders for kayak fishing
Lu32 Offline

Registered: 08/24/14
Posts: 59
Planning ahead since it's my first season with kayak fishing I am in the market for waders. Now I have seen some online with great reviews only to see them priced at $500 or even more than that. Now I will only be touching water when I load and unload or if I top over but I will be PFD ready. Want something that will work with my propel kayak and not make it an uncomfortable ride. Hopefully they are in the 80-150 range. As always anything helps you guys give great advice!

#11121557 - 09/23/15 12:06 AM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Lu32]
Neumie Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 3152
Loc: Hutto, Hallettsville, Rockport
The Magellan Mag2 from Academy are very popular inexpensive waders. I'll be using my Caddies Waders for my 4th or 5th winter this year, and I have been very pleased with them. The only problem is they're not available locally and must be purchased online, but their measurements seemed true to size. My Bass Pro Redhead waders only lasted two seasons before they started to leak. Remington and Frog Togg also make inexpensive waders, but I have no first hand knowledge about them.

I use mine at the coast in the winter so I prefer the traditional chest-high waders, but you could also go with a waist-high wader if you want to too. I would also recommend going with a stocking foot waders than a boot foot waders, because you could wear a traditional wading boot for wade fishing or something smaller in profile, like a sandal, if you're going to pedal your kayak.
"Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water." -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus

#11121651 - 09/23/15 05:51 AM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Neumie]
armadillomojo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 2510
Loc: Cleburne,Tx
The Mag2 waders from Academy are the best bang for the buck in my opinion. Very comfortable and affordable. Im going on my 3rd year on the pair I have now with no issues. If money were no object though, I would have a pair of Simms with the relief zipper! Needed that on more then one occasion....

#11121668 - 09/23/15 06:16 AM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Lu32]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 42233
Loc: Kansas
I have a pair of Hodgman waders and a pair of Hodgman wading pants. Good quality, comfortable, and not too pricey. Always check Cabela's Bargain Cave online, it often has breathable waders on sale.

#11121688 - 09/23/15 06:37 AM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Lu32]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1839
Loc: Texas
I bought mine at Academy but these are just boots I guess to the top of the thigh. I use them often to launch my kayak, then wear them for awhile, pull them off and store them in the front hatch. They can get hot on warm days. Other than that, they are actually so comfy, I'd rather just leave them on.

I'll be out of pocket but will post what I have later just to add to the information here.


#11121720 - 09/23/15 06:58 AM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Lu32]
PowerLizard Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 2152
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Another vote for the Magellan Mag2 stocking foot wders.

#11122996 - 09/23/15 02:43 PM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: PowerLizard]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3304
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: PowerLizard
Another vote for the Magellan Mag2 stocking foot wders.


I've been wading and kayaking in mine for a year. I purchased the cheap zip-up wading boots to go with the waders and they work great as well.

#11123098 - 09/23/15 03:23 PM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Lu32]
Fadedred Offline

Registered: 04/15/12
Posts: 64
Loc: Kerrville, Tx
I use Hodgeman waist high waders. Got a pair for $40, already had the boots. I also have full size waders and boots so I'm good for whatever comes. Got those on sale at Academy for $70.

Edited by Fadedred (09/23/15 03:23 PM)

#11123905 - 09/23/15 10:09 PM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Lu32]
LSM Offline

Registered: 07/29/15
Posts: 236
Originally Posted By: Lumnz
...Want something that will work with my propel kayak ...

This is the key part of the post. I also have a Native Propel and have been contemplating the same thing. Waders that work in a paddle yak may not work well in a pedal yak.

Edited by LSM (09/23/15 10:10 PM)

#11126202 - 09/24/15 10:10 PM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Lu32]
Macgruber Offline

Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 166
Loc: Not Dallas
I use Simms Freestone pant waders. They work great for me. I got them on eBay for $120.
This is a very tall order. We need the best. Get me MacGruber.

#11126538 - 09/25/15 07:50 AM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Macgruber]
Rhino68W Offline
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Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 6683
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: Macgruber
I use Simms Freestone pant waders. They work great for me. I got them on eBay for $120.

Best handle name ever
Kayak Fishing Military Veterans

#11126738 - 09/25/15 09:12 AM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Lu32]
RealBigReel Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 1269
Loc: Stephenville, TX
I have a pair of Cabela's neoprene waders that I bought in 2007. Wore a hole in the heel I had to patch but otherwise still good. I do keep them out of the sun, hang them up when I get home and put them away in summer.
I also have a pair of White River breathables that I bought at Bass Pro several years ago and they are great when the weather is not so cold. They cost a little more than the neoprene but they are worth it when the temperature varies so widely. I had to get the breathable a little oversize as they don't stretch.
My kayak STRIPER2. I don't go too fast but I go pretty far.

#11126951 - 09/25/15 10:38 AM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Lu32]
B_Rod Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 5640
Loc: Fort Worth
Two words: Breathable waders.

#11127930 - 09/25/15 06:15 PM Re: Waders for kayak fishing [Re: Lu32]
christian myrick Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 3167
Loc: little elm
I use the cheapest pair of breathable waiders academy has. I think of waiders as a one season item. They get so nasty by the spring I wouldnt dare keep them. I tried rubber thinking durability a few years ago and paid a price. That was the coldest winter fishing for me. Save room to layer up underneath. Wear the belt. It keeps water out if you spill.


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