Kevlar reinforced Reef Boots, ray proof?
Posted December 17 2001 - 8:23 PM
Maybe they could be useful for a stingray and sea urchin infested place.
Has anyone used them? Who makes them?
Posted December 17 2001 - 10:47 PM
Cabelas sells "Rayguards" @ $49.95 a pair.
They are made to fit over your wading/flats boots. Sorry,iv'e never had the chance to use a pair..maybe someday!
A lot of the southern/florida based fly shops stock them,a slash from a rays tail could definatly put a damper on your outing,besides the "blood slick" which could invite some very un-friendly teeth close in!
Posted December 18 2001 - 2:30 AM
Rick... I think I would go for the compleat protection of the boot. I have been stinged not by a ray but by a catfish that has the same type of spine and as long as a ray and it is painful. It is so painful that you "hear" a buzzing sound.
Thanks for your help!
Posted December 18 2001 - 3:10 AM
I've been there with the saltwater catfish sting, and the pain is so intense, you almost cannot comprehend it!
Believe it or not, soaking your foot in very hot water makes it go away quickly, IF the spine is not broken off in your flesh. But nothing is quick enough to ever let you forget that pain!
SLIDE your feet along the bottom, don't step! Could save your life...
Posted December 18 2001 - 10:47 AM
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Posted December 18 2001 - 1:15 PM
"the Sanibel Shuffle" refers to wading by draggin yer feet across the sand so as to give the bottom huggin' fellers a heads up that your heading their way
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Posted December 18 2001 - 8:38 PM
At the lab we use a combination of intense hot water to ease the pain OR application of Adolph's Meat Tenderizer - yup - neutralises the protein found in the venom (just like breaking down the protein in your steak makes it tenderer!
Posted December 21 2001 - 5:23 PM
The shuffle walk works but it just takes that one time of loosing your concentration when chasing a fish and lady luck runs out...PeteB
Posted January 08 2002 - 7:07 PM
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