Waders

Fly Fishing Outfitters – Waders

Waders are breathable and waterproof overalls that keep you warm and dry in water.

Like all outdoor activities, you’re only having as much fun as you are comfortable in your surroundings, Fly-Fishing is no different. Having the right rod, reel… don’t mean a thing if you are miserable and cold or too hot.

Thank goodness for technology. Once upon a time, wearing a fly fishing wader in warmer weather was akin to stepping into an old fashioned rubber weight-reducing suit. On warm or hot days, an angler wearing the waders of years past would emerge from the stream wet, smelly and steamy on the outside but as dehydrated as a prune on the inside.

What Do Waders Do?

Waders keep you warm and dry in the water. Anglers are often amazed at how cold water can be even in the middle of the summer. Unless you are fishing in tropical waters, you will need waders to fish in lakes, rivers, and streams.

Finally, good fly fishing waders can help you stay in water for long stretches of time, as you won’t need to change clothes. If you choose breathable waders, you will find they deliver warmth without causing excessive perspiration. You will feel comfortable and be able to fly fish for hours.

Today’s Waders are made from breathable lightweight materials like Gore-Tex, which is a material we are all familiar with. Every company nowadays uses its own proprietary materials and manufacturing methods. So just like buying a rod or anything else that’s an investment it pays to do some research and shop different brands. When fishing in colder climates, it’s more about what you wear under your waders. Cotton is bad, synthetics are better.

Different Types of Waders

Before you choose the type of waders you need, you should consider the kind of fly fishing you will be doing:

  • Fly fishing hip waders are very comfortable and practical for fly fishing in shallow waters: in this case, the water should be knee-high.
  • Fly fishing waist waders reach up to your waist and are held up by a belt. They are great for summer fishing when you want your feet to stay warm but don’t want a full-bodywader that keeps your torso and chest hot. However, waist waders should not be worn in deep waters.
  • If you want to fish in deep waters in the middle of winter, then you need chest waders. As their name suggests, they reach up to your chest and keep you warm and comfortable even in the coldest and wettest conditions.

Note that you will be on a boat if you go float fishing. In this case, do not wear a wader. If you fall in the water, the wader will get water inside and make any movement difficult and heavy, which can be very dangerous.

Fly Fishing Waders and Boots

Waders come in two types, depending on whether they can be worn on their own or with boots: bootfoot waders and stockingfoot waders.

Bootfoot Waders

Bootfoot waders integrate an insulated and waterproof boot at the bottom of the wader trousers. This means you don’t need to buy a separate pair of wader boots.

Bootfoot waders have the advantage of being exceptionally versatile: you just put them on and you are ready to go fishing.

However, they can be a little difficult to put on and are heavier than stockingfoot waders because they incorporate the boots, which tend to be heavy. Also, you may find it difficult to find the right size of wader and boot: sometimes the boot size doesn’t match your body size.

Stockingfoot Waders

Stockingfoot waders have neoprene socks at the bottom of the pants. When you buy stockingfoot waders, you also need to buy a pair of wading boots.

Neoprene socks will keep your feet warm while the boots will protect your ankles from rocks and give you a good grip on muddy and slippery soil. Since the boots are bought separately from the waders, you don’t need to worry about sizes.

However, stockingfoot waders require you to make a bigger initial investment. You also need to remember to carry the boots alongside the waders.We highly recommend stocking foot waders because in the heat of mid-summer you might not want to wear your waders but opt to wear your boots with a neoprene stocking.

What Material Are Fly Fishing Waders Made of?

Fly fishing waders are made of PVC, rubber, or breathable Gore-Tex.

Rubber used to be the most common material used in fly fishing waders, as it is highly insulating. Also, rubber waders can be more durable.

However, rubber is not breathable: when you start moving, sweat will stay inside the waders and make your body feel damp. Rubber waders are also heavier and warmer, particularly in the summer.

Thankfully, technology has improved and we now have breathable materials such as nylon and Gore-Tex. These keep you insulated and waterproof yet let excess sweat breathe out. This way, you stay warm and dry throughout your fly fishing expedition. As a bonus, these materials are lightweight, so you tire less.

Breathable materials are more expensive than non-breathable ones, but are worth the expense as they will make your fly fishing hobby much more comfortable and enjoyable.

You should gauge your fishing habits against the equipment you need and find the best fly fishing waders for you: the ones that match your preferences, budget, and comfort level.

How Should I Choose My Waders?

As fly fishing outfitters, we suggest you evaluate how and where you want to go fly fishing. Fly fishing in the summer requires different equipment than fly fishing in cold Colorado rivers in the winter.

You can then decide whether you want chest waders, waist waders, or hip waders. This depends on the water depth. Make sure you calculate the depth of the water carefully. Remember that if water gets in your wader—if you fall or go in deeper waters. We advise our customers to get breathable chest high waders for extra comfort and warmth. This is especially true in the colder seasons. Some waders offer helpful extras, such as insulated and waterproof zippers that make putting your waders on and taking them off very easily.

Fly Fishing Outfitters have a variety of waders on sale, including women’s fly fishing waders, Orvis waders, Redington waders, stockingfoot waders, and bootfoot waders. Once you have your wader on, nothing can keep you from enjoying fly fishing!

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  • Orvis Men’s Clearwater Stockingfoot Wader

    $229.00

    Are you looking for a top-quality pair of waders that won’t break the bank? Look no further than the Orvis Clearwater men’s wader. Completely redesigned for 2020.  This stylish and durable wader is made of four layers of breathable waterproof nylon, rated at 30k waterproofing and 8K breathability. It’s also highly resistant to abrasion and punctures, so you can rest assured it will stand up to whatever you throw at it.

    The Clearwater comes with a variety of features that make it a great choice for any angler. Its integrated neoprene gravel guards and neoprene booties provide a snug fit and minimize water entry, while its opposing side release buckles allow you to easily convert it into a waist-high wading suit on warm days. Plus, its large front pockets are perfect for storing all your essential gear.

    If you’re looking for a high-quality wader that won’t break the bank, the Orvis Clearwater is the perfect option. Order yours today and be ready for your next fishing adventure!

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  • Orvis Men’s Pro Wader

    $598.00

    The Orvis Pro Wader is made of lightweight cordura fabric that is breathable and waterproof for use on fishing destinations. The Orvis Pro wader suit is comfortable and protects your body from heat, water and makes your fishing gear accessible. As the fabric is flexible, it allows you to move your body as you wish. There is a fleece lined hand warmer pocket on the front side and a detachable gear pocket on the inside. Here are the main features of the Orvis Pro wader suit.

    • Made of multiple layered Cordura
    • External storage pockets
    • Water resistant zippers
    • Mesh interior pocket.
    • Neoprene booties.
  • Orvis Men’s Pro Zipper Wader

    $749.00

     

    For the man who loves to fish, the Orvis Pro zipper wader is the perfect choice. These zippered fly-fishing waders are convenient and comfortable, with a quick on-and-off design. They’re also built to last, with 100% CORDURA fabric and four layers in the upper and five layers in the lower. Plus, the TIZIP Masterseal waterproof zipper is tested for more than 200 days. The Orvis Pro zipper wader also features split fleece-lined handwarmer pockets, two external storage pockets with YKK AquaGuard coated zippers and a split Hypalon daisy chain for tool docking. So if you’re looking for a durable, abrasion-resistant wader that’s packed with features, look no further than the Orvis Pro zipper wader.

    14 sizes S-XXL including short and long sizes.

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  • Orvis Mens UL Convertable Wader

    $398.00

    As part of the new Orvis Ultralight Wading System, the Orvis Men’s Ultralight Convertible Wader is a remarkably versatile, innovative wader designed in a lightweight package without sacrificing durability and performance. Incredibly comfortable modern fit offers superior performance without the traditional weight and bulk.  

    The most impressive feature might be the fixed shoulder straps, which use a clever Magnetic locking system that unlocks to allow anglers to ditch the bib and transform boots into pants. Also, each shoulder strap has an extra tool patch that allows anglers to customize the way they organize their gear. Tool storage is a very personal choice and the Ultralight Convertible Waders offer plenty of options to complement backpacks, slings and chest pockets.  

    The Ultralight Convertible Wader is spacious for foundation coats in cool weather, yet light and breathable enough for hot summer days, which makes it one of the most versatile waders on the market. Available in a multitude of sizes to fit everyone. Free Shipping!! 

    Color: Storm 

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  • Orvis Women’s Clearwater Wader

    $229.00

    Orvis women’s Clearwater wader is one of the best fishing waders available. The wader suit is designed considering the shape of a woman’s body to offer perfect fit and comfort. A four-layer nylon fabric is used to make the wader suit for enhanced breathability and waterproofing. The four-layer nylon is used to enhance its strength and waterproofing ability. So, you are fully protected from the water splashes while fishing and other tasks that involve water.

    The suit has a 30k waterproofing rating and an 8k breathability rating. As already mentioned, the wader suit is highly waterproof, but it has enhanced breathability as well. The 8k breathability allows your skin to breathe and keeps you comfortable in humid weather.

    Moreover, the low profile seam construction and belt loops make it comfortable to wear and move while fishing and water sport activities. A one and a half-inch webbing belt also enables you to adjust the suit according to your comfort.

    There are opposing side release pockets that make it easy to lower it down to your waist in warm weather conditions. In addition, the highly breathable nylon fabric makes it easy to use on warm days. Also, it comes with an external storage pocket with a stretch panel to store small items and fly boxes. You can also use the pocket as a hand warmer in the cold winter season.

    The updated neoprene booties allow you to walk on wet surfaces and protect your feet from water while fishing and water sports. The booties come with integrated gravel guards to minimize water drag and collection. Moreover, the boots have high grip soles that protect you from slipping on wet surfaces. However, it is advisable to walk carefully even while wearing these booties and wader suits.

    There is a hook and loop patch on the interior pocket of the wader where you can attach the Orvis waterproof pocket that is available separately. It means more space to store small items and accessories. The front shoulder straps have plastic buckles where you can attach small items for easy access. The Orvis waders for women come in different sizes ranging from small to extra large.

    You can choose an appropriate length as the wader is available in petite, regular and tall lengths. Although the Orvis Women’s Clearwater Wader is available at many online marketplaces, you can order it from the Orvis official website.

  • Orvis Fly Fishing Women's Pro Wader

    Orvis Women’s Pro Wader

    $549.00$598.00

    The Orvis women’s Pro Wader offers enhanced protection for women on fishing destinations. Made of cordura nylon fabric the suit is waterproof to be used while fishing and camping near bodies of water. The Orvis womens pro wader suit comes with ankle length boots that offers protection on all surfaces. Knee pads equipped with foam to protect your knees from impacts. The wader suit has a number of pockets to offer easy access to small accessories that you can put in those pockets.

  • Orvis Women’s Ultralight Convertible Wader – FLYFISHING

    $398.00

    Ultralight convertible waders are neither sleek nor baggy. It sits somewhere in the middle and offers unstructured freedom of movement and plenty of room for bulky Underlayers.  An elastic cord on the sides and back of the bib allows women to adjust the bodice and fill in any gaps. 

    Stitched seams are on the outside of the leg and not along the crotch to prevent abrasion while walking. That should keep them drier in the long run. Users can expect leak-free performance for longer time periods. 

    This is where the Ultralight Convertible Waders really shine. Small details, from the ankle boots to the breast pockets, make this style easier to wear than most. The front pocket has a tool dock and fly patch. 

    The neoprene reinforcements on the Gravel Guards allow them to easily stretch over waders and laces, while achieving a snug fit in the boots. A fly patch and tool opening in the bib’s chest pocket gives you a convenient place to stash the tools they use most often. 

    Chest pockets are particularly streamlined and reduce unwanted bulk on the chest. There’s no hand warmer but the two zippered pockets (one on the outside, a mesh version on the inside). 

    The most impressive feature might be the fixed shoulder straps, which use a clever locking system that unlocks to allow anglers to ditch the bib and transform boots into pants. Also, each shoulder strap has an extra tool patch that allows anglers to customize the way they organize their gear. Tool storage is a very personal choice and the Ultralight Convertible Waders offer plenty of options to complement backpacks, slings and chest pockets. The contoured shape of the wader suit is specially designed for women anglers and the magnetic fasteners allow you the waist high conversion of the suit. 

    The Ultralight Convertible Wader is spacious for foundation coats in cool weather, yet light and breathable enough for hot summer days, which makes it one of the most versatile waders for women. The Orvis Women’s Ultralight Convertible Waders are available at the Fly Fishing Outfitters website. You can order online and have it delivered to your home or any other location. 

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