I would like your advice on what type of waterproof footwear to use when kayak fishing in a Hobie Outback. To get situated in the boat with waterproof boots seems to be too much trouble because the boots must come off to pedal the Hobie.
Any ideas. Thank you.
You might consider buying a pair of Korkers fly fishing wading boots with the Boa easy on off dial/lacing system and the interchangeable soles. I use the super gripper rubber soles with our Oasis and my fishing yak when I wear waders and wear them with my new Yak pants. Be sure to get the Korkers in at least a 1.5 larger size.http://www.korkers.com/technology/boa-lacing-system
You can wear the Seal Skinz wading socks with the Korkers. However, if you get into water that goes over their tops, they will get wet and stay wet/cold until you dry them off out of the water.
I use them with Kokatat Tempest Pants with Socks or KTPS:http://www.kokatat.com/products/bibs-an ... socks.html
My Cabela's Hip waders, Sage Guide Fly Fishing waders and other Goretex waders work with the Korkers. Often they are not needed and the Kokatat Tempest Pants work unless you are deep wading over your belt.
Somewhere I read about removing the straps on the Mirage pedals when you use boots or big sandals.
My wife and I took the straps off when we started wearing heavy duty beach shoes with our Kokatat Tempest Pants. It only took us a couple of minutes to get used to pedals without straps, and now we prefer the pedals without straps year round.
I use the Kotatat TPS with my Korkers and have no problem pedaling. We have oyster/mussel shells out here in the sand and even worse re metal/glass junk, and often lava rock that is real sharp. The Korkers with the rubber soles are close to being bullet proof in areas where neoprene and other soft booties offer little protection.