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In just a few short days, we’ll be in Asheville showcasing our best boots and waders at the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Expo! If you can’t make it to the show in person, you can also find our entire line of products online or at your nearest Chota dealer. We are also thrilled to announce that our brand new boots, the Hybrid High-Top Felt-Soled and Rubber-Soled Wading Boots, are now officially available on our website and at your nearest dealer!
If you’re joining us in North Carolina this weekend, then this blog will get you in the shopping mood! We’ve rounded up our most highly recommended boots and waders for every outdoor enthusiast on your Christmas list. We will also offer special discounts and show specials at our booth and through our dealers attending the show, so we can’t wait to see you there!
Bob Clouser Series South Fork Waders
Perfect for: The year-round fly fisher
Our signature chest waders are named for Bob Clouser for good reason! They are the only pair of waders you will ever need for year-round fly fishing in rivers, lakes, and even the shallow streams that normally call for hip waders. The fabric is incredibly breathable, so you can easily add or remove layers as the weather dictates without overheating. Our patented DUCS suspenders also allow you to adjust the wader height from chest to waist or lower while still wearing your over gear. This level of customization means that these waders are perfectly comfortable during the heat of summer and can even work as a snowsuit in a pinch!
Perfect for: The well-rounded outdoor enthusiast
When you hunt and fish, sometimes it gets expensive buying separate sets of gear for both activities. That’s why we created our Camo Hippies with hunters in mind. The digital camouflage pattern blends easily into a multitude of different environments, and the breathable fabric keeps you comfortable without adding extra weight. These adjustable hip waders can go from the shallow streams to the game trails and deer stands effortlessly, and they also serve as brush guards in tall grass or an extra layer for autumn paddling.
STL Plus Wading Boots
Perfect for: The picky and/or competitive fly fisher
We all have one person on our list who’s tough to please, but even the most discerning angler will fall in love with our best-selling STL Plus Wading Boots. The genuine leather uppers offer excellent durability, comfort, and ankle support, and the bonded polypropylene felt soles feature cleat receptacles for added traction on slippery surfaces. Once a customer tries these boots, they’re usually hooked for life! Guides and competitive fly fishers swear by the STL Plus Wading Boots, and we’ve heard stories of pairs lasting for five, ten, or more years! The only downside to them is that, once you gift a pair, it’s going to be hard to top it in the future!
Hybrid High-Top Felt-Soled Wading Boots
Perfect for: The fly fisher who already has everything and the first-time buyer
We are so excited for our newest boots to make their trade show debut this weekend, and their competitive price point makes them a great gift option for fly fishers of all experience levels. These boots weigh a mere 14 ounces each and feature durable bonded felt soles and our patented QuickLace system to make them easy to take on and off. The mesh panels shed water effortlessly while keeping out grit and rocks, which makes these boots ideal for wet wading and kayaking. However, you can also remove a second insole and wear them with wading socks or any of our Chota waders. They make a fantastic first (and only!) pair of boots or a backup pair for traveling.
Hybrid High-Top Rubber-Soled Wading Boots
Perfect for: The globe-trotting outdoor enthusiast
These boots are the rubber-soled counterparts to our Hybrid High-Top Felt-Soled Wading Boots and just as effective at wet wading, kayaking, and fly fishing. The rubber soles also make them even more versatile for hiking or fishing in streams where felt soles are banned. These boots are an absolute must-have for the outdoor enthusiast who travels often. At only 15 ounces, these compact boots fit easily into an airline carry-on or checked bag with a pair of Hippies, and they can be the only footwear you’ll need for a trip that involves hiking to and from a body of water for fly fishing or kayaking.
If you’re in the area, make sure to join us at the WNC Fly Fishing Expo this Friday and Saturday! We will be teaming up with some of our local dealers to offer you discounts and show specials on our most popular products, as well as debuting our newest boots! We can’t wait to see you there!
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