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.
|Chota Caney Fork Wading Boots|
These boots are easy to put on, thanks to the QuickLace system, which allows you to tighten and loosen the boots quickly. They are also easy to take off due to the integrated kick-off plate. They are comfortable to hike and wade in. Chota’s Dual Density ATX100 rubber outsole provides excellent traction over a range of surfaces and the system is designed to accept steel or carbide cleats for added traction. Versatility is intrinsic to the boot, as the EVA insole and 1/4-inch EVA footbed liner are both removable to accommodate a range of sock foot sizes, as well as give the user the option for wet wading without waders when conditions allow like they did during record heat waves in Alaska in 2019. Other features include a leather upper and micro-screen ports for drainage.
Designed for fishermen who work with thousands of pounds of ice while packing fish at sea, the XTRATUF Swingsaw is a game changing boot for the fishing industry. This boot features Glacier Trek PRO, an outsole compound that has ice traction technology paired with SRC slip-resistance technology for superior traction and exceptional grip. The pods are in contrasting color on the outsole, visually demonstrating the technology. These boots should keep you warm, dry, and upright and would make a thoughtful gift for any avid anglers you know.
|Aquaz Dryzip Wader|
The newly re-designed Dryzip offers easy access using a 100% waterproof zipper. The 3rd generation of this wader offers upgraded features, comfort, and durability. The Dryzip features two water-tight front chest pockets and two side hand-warmer pockets with 4 mm high-density neoprene stocking feet. The lower body, including full legs and hips, is made from four layers made of AQUALEX with a heavy-duty Oxford nylon fabric with stronger tricot bonding treatment for maximum protection. This model is lighter than the previous 5-layer version while maintaining strength and durability.
|Chota West Prong Rubber Soled Wading Boot|
The economically priced West Prong boot is the latest addition to the Chota wading boot line. Featuring a high-traction, cleatable rubber sole along with non-water-absorbing materials, helps prevent the spread of invasive species. A cushy PU-injected midsole and padded collar provides for all-day comfort. The new 900 denier upper with PU overlays make the West Prong one tough boot. This boot comes with 28 STL case-hardened steel cleats for extra traction when needed, and is available in sizes 5- to 14.
|Caddis Zippered Plus Breathable Waders|
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.