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Felt Sole Waders and the AIS issue.


Dylan33

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Felt Sole waders are still legal in MN, Correct?

With all that is being done to stop the spread of AIS in MN, is it just a matter of time until felt soles are banned?

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MT tried passing it last year and it fell on it's face.. obvious argument being that bear.. deer.. cows.. foxes.. wolves.. cougars.. ducks.. geese.. anything with legs and fur/feathers transports these AIS everywhere.. and banning felt was pointless

If you want to avoid having to possibly buy non-felt boots in the future.. buy a pair of korkers.. that way you can use whatever sole bottom you want as the soles are interchangeable... though technically korkers come into the same problem that felt holds.. as they can carry things in them between the boot bottom and sole.. my korkers have had some stank to them when i've taken off the soles from water/debris sitting in between.. but since their not felt.. it wouldn't be seen as an issue

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Im in the middle of the felt sole issue out here. Some waters have Didymo and ofcourse nobody wants it to spread...

But banning felt is a joke! If they are going to do that they might as well bann shoelaces on boots! All those little nooks and crannies on your laces will hold invasive species worse than felt will... Never mind the fact that invasives can travel via numerous other ways...

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What about carpet on bunk trailers after boat is loaded? Some of these critters are very small.

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What about carpet on bunk trailers after boat is loaded? Some of these critters are very small.

save the AIS boat whining for the other 10 threads about it among these forums... this is a thread about felt soles..

@DC.. Derp.. didn't even take into account shoe laces!

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How about neoprene stockings or cork grips. The list goes on and on of things that could potentially carry these invasives. While I'm glad the DNR does it's best to educated the public, banning felt soles would hardly solve or prevent any future problems IMO.

And yes, please keep that silly town stuff where it belongs.... or in any thread that LHarris starts. whistle

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Well, I guess the advantage is when they set up felt boot checkpoints we can just call it a big...

sole shakedown party.

I am glad you cannot throw tomatoes at me over the internet.

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Has the DNR thought about putting a sticker on the waders?

Chances are if they did, they would change their mind after printing them off anyways.

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Has the DNR thought about putting a sticker on the waders?

Hopefully.. Then I can whine and cry for no reason like all the boat owners on this forum

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Hopefully.. Then I can whine and cry for no reason like all the boat owners on this forum

Haha! This is going to turn into silly town. I thought we reserved that for the trout and politics section. Grrrr. Oh well, I will watch from the sideline as I await an update on Joe Dirt and his crawler harness.

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You have no idea how much mental and emotional distress having to put a stickier on my boat (in the next 2 years) has caused me. crazy

I still can't believe what people will complain about. You can ask some people to lift a finger and they'll act like you're asking for their first born son.

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Haha! This is going to turn into silly town. I thought we reserved that for the trout and politics section. Grrrr. Oh well, I will watch from the sideline as I await an update on Joe Dirt and his crawler harness.

Also- I heard a rumor about banningn 20 inch box fans because the extra wind could cause some invasives to blow to a new habitat. Any truth to this?

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Hopefully.. Then I can whine and cry for no reason like all the boat owners on this forum

You call having a laugh over a stupid idea from the government whining?

laugh

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Enough sillytown carp.

I'm off to MT for the next week. 5 days on the Smith. At least one scheduled float down the Mo. Probably a trip to the creeks for brookies and if I'm really lucky some untouched cutts. These will be the first trout I've caught on a fly in almost a year.

There will be pics smile

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If one of the pics doesn't involve you mooning a moose or bear.. I won't be impressed.. The drake has up'd my photo standards :P

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If all goes like the last time we did this trip, there will be plenty of photo-opps with bears.

I shared a stretch of river with one for a couple hours not realizing what it was. I wasn't paying attention and thought it was a cow laying down in the water. There were lots of cows...

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