Are you looking for the perfect pair of waders to add to your fishing arsenal? There are a few different types of waders that will be available to you, and it’s important to choose the right ones for your unique needs. Today we’ll take a moment to compare the most common types of fishing waders, and discuss the advantages of each one.
If you are a casual fisherman looking for an economical pair of waders, hip waders are probably your best option. This type of wader is ideal for use in shallow streams and other small bodies of water that aren’t very deep. They will provide you with coverage up to your hips, and while they won’t offer much in terms of warmth, they will do just enough to keep you dry while fishing.
If you tend to spend a lot of time fishing in streams rather than casting from the shore, a pair of waist high waders might be a better option for you than hip waders. These waders offer some valuable additional coverage, but they’re not as cumbersome as chest high waders. They will also keep you cooler in warm weather since they only cover the lower half of your body.
If you fish in rivers and other larger bodies of water and want as much coverage as you can possibly get, chest high waders are going to be the best option for you. These waders are also great options for late-season anglers who continue fishing in cold weather as well. Chest high waders tend to be a little more expensive than other waders that offer less coverage, but the investment can be well worth it.
For more helpful fishing gear suggestions, check out our earlier blog entry on tools to keep in your tackle box!