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Apparel and Footwear

Whether you’re wading in the Kenai River or lounging back at camp after a day battling steelhead on the Situk, having the best wading gear, performance apparel, or boots is crucial. Here are latest favorites for fishing in Alaska.

Caddis Zippered Plus Breathable Waders
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New for 2019, Caddis is releasing several new breathable waders. The Model CA16901W features two zippered pockets, fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets, 4 mm neoprene stocking feet, seams that are glued, stitched, and taped, CaddisDry Breathable Technology, and a waterproof full-length zipper. A wader belt and repair kit are included.

Caddis Zippered Plus Breathable Waders
Korkers Hatchback Boot
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Korkers has done it again, meet the Hatchback. This is the world’s first, and only, rear-entry wading boot. It comes standard with our interchangeable sole technology, for customized traction on the fly. The Hatchback has revolutionary “Rear Entry Access” with BOA technology. It utilizes a 3-Ply fit system for a stable, supportive fit. The flow foam fit system gives unparalleled comfort, while the molded TPU toe cap provides rock-solid durability. Hydrophobic materials also allow for ultra-fast dry times.

Korkers Hatchback Boot
Fishewear Brown Trout Pattern
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Inspired by a love for brown trout this new pattern is bright and vibrant and looks fantastic on the Fishewear array of items including both their regular and new fleece neck tube, leggings and tote.

XTRATUF Salmon Sisters Legacy Boot 
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The Salmon Sisters collaborated with XTRATUF to design the Salmon Sisters Legacy Collection for strong women everywhere. Wear them with pride on and off the water, in the name of sisterhood and fine fashion. These boots are 100% waterproof and provide superior outsole traction.
Korkers Polar Vortex 1200 Boots
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Korkers Polar Vortex is the nail in the coffin for old-school PAC boots. This boot is built for the extreme, featuring 1200 grams of Thinsulate insulation, premium aerogel frost barrier footbed, and 100% waterproof breathable membrane to keep you warm and comfortable. Designed for ultimate winter performance, support and durability. Includes two Omnitrax interchangeable soles for extreme traction in treacherous winter conditions.
Grundéns Neptune 103 Anorak Pullover
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Tailored from medium-weight, polyurethane-coated polyester fabric, this hooded pullover jacket moves and stretches with you as you work on deck. Yet it still delivers full protection against rain, wind and spray. An athletic cut and underarm gussets further enhance comfort and movement. It is packed with features that allow fishermen to seal out the elements at key entry points, including sturdy neoprene cuffs on each sleeve end. A three-piece hood design provides full coverage while maintaining visibility and comfort.
FisheWear Leggings
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Available in nine magnificent designs like Groovy Grayling, Floral Fish and Troutrageous Rainbow, FisheWear leggings are made from an Italian fabric with four-way stretch that fits and feels fantastic. In addition to being UPF 50+ and made in the USA, they are some of the most comfortable under-wader garments our testers have ever tried.
Grundens Weather Watch Pullover Hi-Vis Yellow
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The Weather Watch Hi-Vis pullover jacket is a great choice for anglers who want waterproof, breathable protection with an added measure of safety. This hooded jacket is tailored from Hi-Vis yellow polyester fabric with a comfortable, durable Oxford weave. A waterproof breathable barrier and durable water resistant (DWR) finish ensure reliable protection against the elements, while preventing sweating and overheating. Features include fully-taped seams, a droptail adjustable hem, a fullsized adjustable hood and adjustable cuffs
FisheWear Allagash Softshell Skirt
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Named by FisheWear owner Linda Leary’s father, Lindy, after her favorite river in Maine, the Allagash Softshell Skirt has been designed with the outdoors-woman in mind, and wearers will find this skirt to be as much fun as it is functional. Wear the skirt with FisheWear leggings or pair it with whatever is in your wardrobe. The skirt incorporates three soft- and fleece-lined pockets, is made from 95% polyester and 5% spandex and is also completely fleece-lined, and has a full zipper on the right side to make it easy to put on over other layers or boots. It’s available in seven sizes from XS to 3XL.
The Original Muck Boot Company Woody Arctic Ice
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The new Woody Arctic Ice has been made to excel in icy conditions. The groundbreaking Vibram Arctic Grip on the outsole is the most advanced cold-weather gripping system Vibram has ever created and allows sportsmen to tread on icy terrain with confidence. These 8mm 4-way stretch CR Flex-Foam, fleece-lined boots set the standard in warmth and protective support. The 2mm thermal foam under the foot-bed assures warmth in temperatures that can drop below -60°F or when standing on ice. As with most Muck Boots, a topline binding keeps the snow and cold out, and the warmth inside.

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