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Hey guys I need some advice on wading boots. Ive had the same stocking foot waders for a few years now...the idea behind stocking foot was so that I could put studs in wading boots for when I decide to hop on jetties and rocks etc. The problem Im having is that when I fish from the sand after about 1-1/2 hrs my boots fill up with a lot of sand. So much sand that it saps my strength to the point where I need to fish a shorter time then I originally planned.

 

So basically I need new wading boots. The waders I mentioned has a "gravel guard" which clips to the boot laces. My current boots are about 2 inches higher then my ankle. My thinking is I need something higher then that. Any ideas what my options are?

 

I appreciate the feedback. Happy holidays to all.

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I use an additional set of “wrap around” guards under the ones attached to the waders, I get very little sand in my boots as a result. Something very similar to these....

 

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I sometimes use a set of SIMMS neoprene gravel guards wrapped tightly around my wader gravel guards. It helps but nothing keeps all the sand out if you are beach wading a lot. Especially if it’s wavy. 
Some people use Crocs because they are easy to take off and rinse out.  
Best solution is boot foot waders as much as I hate walking in them. 

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3 hours ago, beerdoh said:

I sometimes use a set of SIMMS neoprene gravel guards wrapped tightly around my wader gravel guards. It helps but nothing keeps all the sand out if you are beach wading a lot. Especially if it’s wavy. 
Some people use Crocs because they are easy to take off and rinse out.  
Best solution is boot foot waders as much as I hate walking in them. 

Might just go the crocs route. Wont be good for the rocks but I'll just have to plan accordingly. Thanks for the input

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Boot foot for sand and stocking foot for when you need spikes. In the fall I fish a lot more sand so I find myself using the boot foots more. And when I fish the sand in the summer I just wear neoprene booties. Spring / summer usually go stocking foot. BUT there are times when I have both pairs in the car. 

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