Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Love me them Sonic Pros

Sound out the word, Jay…Not Gni? No Tgnid… Oh, wait! I gotta say, I have not raved about a pair of waders in a long time. I have worn all the fancy, high-priced breathable chest waders—the $700 Simms. And they all have leaked by the end of their first season. Every single one of ‘em. Sometimes they would leak after month one on the front lines! Sure, I am rough on my gear. I throw temper tantrums and snap high-end rods on snags. I drive over reels and use fly boxes as hammers. And slide down canyons and body breach mined-wire obstacles in brand new waders. But that’s my job. What I am paid to do. Yup…be dumb with expensive stuff. Now when a customer comes into the fly shop and asks, I can tell them. Nope. Not worth the price tag. Bloody things have nothin’ but tape on the inside…

So that is how I found myself in a pair of $250 Redington Sonic Pro Waders this season. My thinking was this: If $700 waders leak after one year, then why not get less expensive ones and beat them like a farm truck and be done with them?  Conclusion? Season One…NOT EVEN A PIN PRICK LEAK!

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