Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:04 AM
Are 'breathable' waders more prone to give one a tickle while electrofishing?
I ask this because I am about to purchase some waders, and I came across a great deal on breathable waders. Last summer, working for GA DNR, only one of us used breathable waders and she was shocked everytime we used the backpack shocker. This got worse and worse as the summer went on - the waders had no leaks or moisture in them. Everyone else's waders we Cabela's, and I forgot the brand of hers, but no one else had breathable waders.
Any thoughts / experiences with this?
Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:13 AM
Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:56 AM
Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:06 AM
I usually use my old rubber hip-boots, but I have been meaning to get a pair of waders so I can access other places.
Matt, I also am surprised that the folks I was with didn't really know that breathables were bad during e-fishing (that is until my friend found out first hand).
Todd, I am going to be doing a good deal of shocking aiding one of my friends with his grad work in the spring, and hopefully (if all goes as planned) I will be needing them for my potential graduate position. So shocking will not be a one-time thing.
Dave, Thanks. That's very cool that you actually tested the waders. Another reason why I think my friend got shocked so badly is becuase we all had on shorts underneath our waders.. No extra layer and sweaty skin pressed against the waders didn't help I'm sure .
Thanks again, everyone!
Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:37 AM
Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:43 AM
Are the 420 Denier nylon breathable?
I use the same waders too, can't be beat for the cost. No, they are not breathable (it's a sprayed-on urethane coating that waterpoofs the nylon), but are susceptible to pinhole leaks (what you get nailed through when an electrode gets too close and you're in shorts). They also hold up to bleaching well.
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