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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Creek Fishing Footware

  A good pair of boots are a must for the Creek Angler.  Creek fishing will take you to places that many people have never been.  Places that are wild and untouched by mankind.  You will find yourself waist high in thorny brush one minute and climbing over boulders and rocks the next.  This type of extreme activity calls for some special foot protection.
  Many Creek Anglers find that hiking boots offer the comfort and tread grip that is much needed to deal with the sometimes rough or slippery places that will be encountered on the creek.
  A boot that offers some ankle support is a good thing to think about as well.  Unstable ground that is often found along the path of the creek can twist an ankle if your focus turns for a moment to something other than the footing in front of you.  When you're surrounded by magnificent views seldom seen by most anglers it's easy to lose track of what you're stepping on. 
  I like to use a boot that offers some protection a little past the ankle.  One thing that I'm always thinking about is a snake bite.  Outside of a heart attack a snake bite might be one of the worst things to have to deal with miles form camp and even further from any town.  High top boots can at least give a sense of security and the ones I use have no laces so if I have to cross the creek my feet can stay somewhat dry.  Sears carries the ones I recommend.  Take a look at this link and see what you think.

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