Hey all you anglers! OK, so here is something I thought you all might find interesting. Anyone planning a fishing trip in Alaska better go and get themselves a new pair of wading boots before you get up there.
Alaska has just switched the law starting this 2012 fishing season that felt soled wading shoes are outlawed! That means start getting used to those rubber soled boots. While many people will argue that it really isn't necessary, with so many people coming in to fish from other places, you never know what could be introduced to the rivers in Alaska without anyone realizing what they have done. Ultimately, I think the switch from felt soles to...well, not felt soles, will prove a great way to keep fishing in Alaska the way it should be and keep the fish happy and healthy.
(what you also may want to think about, is if your usual fishing area is still allowing felt soled boots, buy some while you are in Alaska. All the shops will be cleaning house of their felt soled boots and it might be a great chance to get top of the line boots at closeout prices!)If you are looking for a a new felt alternative boot but not sure where to turn, I would say the best thing to do is ask around or look on forums to see what people are saying.
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