Choosing wading boots for kids- felt soles? Maybe not


If you’re choosing a pair of waders with built-in boots, or a pair of separate wading boots for your kids, your decision may be getting easier based on the growing ban of felt-soled boots.

Read this article on USA Today and then make your decision based on where you live and whether or not using boots with felt soles is even legal.

Felt-soled waders, long a mainstay piece of gear for fishing in rushing rivers and streams, are facing statewide bans because of the environmental problems they can cause.

Maryland became the first state to ban them as of March 21. They became illegal in Vermont April 1 and will be prohibited in Alaska next Jan. 1.

The soles, valued by anglers as sure-footed protection in slippery places, can trap spores and larvae of non-native plants and animals, allowing the invaders to hitchhike by shoe from one stream to another.

Read the article HERE

After determining whether your state has or has not yet banned felt, check the listings on our KIDS WADERS & BOOTS page for options available to you. Then, Take Kids Fly Fishing!