Simms RiverTek Boa Wading Boot

MSRP: $179.95

Another solid boot from Simms, providing comfort, support and outstanding traction, plus the added benefit of a Boa lacing system. One of our favorites for sure, especially during long treks to remote streams, where these boots were almost as comfortable as high-end hiking boots.


Patagonia Rock Grip Wading Boot with Aluminum Bar

MSRP: $239

With Alaska’s felt-sole prohibitions, you need a good boot to handle everything from the pea-gravel bottoms of Bristol Bay’s tundra rivers to the slippery stones of Southeast—and this is it.


Grip Studs model 3000B 

MSRP: $39.49 (Wader Kit, 20 studs with manual install tool) 

Sometimes you need a little extra traction to get to the fish, particularly in rockier rivers with higher current flows, and having a packet of these studs on-hand can make or break your trip—and keep you safe.