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    Bill Boyer

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    Whatís preferred a dry or wet suit

    I wear waders currently and water always gets in making it very difficult. Please advise what do most water hunters like
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    I use a dry suit in cold weather and wet suit in warm weather.
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    Jim in MA. Thanks again

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    Wet 7mm
    when i was younger heard stories of guys drowning with old style waders - personally knew a hunter that
    barely made it out because he pushed limits
    also heard - when i was younger -of no less than 3 guys drowning with dry suits that got a tear and filled up like a water balloon fast
    no way out of them quickly
    wet suit - if you use weights on a quick release belt - one flip and it drops off and wet suit will float - specially
    the thicker ones
    i get tired before i get cold
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    I hunt year round, water only...waist deep to shoulders mostly.

    Have.......2 drysuits and 2 wetsuits...One drysuit is for extreme cold (water 30F to 50F), the other for spring and fall (water 50F to 65F). Both have dryglove systems that fit to the suits. Wetsuits go on june, july and Aug when the water temps are warmer (65F & up). My wetsuits are farmer johns, much easier to deal with as far as getting in & out.

    For me the most important thing is being able to hunt any condition and anytime.
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    Casper-2 thank you for the great advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by billb View Post
    I wear waders currently and water always gets in making it very difficult.
    Please advise what do most water hunters like
    By "waders" do you mean hip boots, or are they chest waders?

    If you're wearing hip boots, moving up to a decent pair of chest waders
    would be the most cost effective.

    These are what I've used for over 10 years, including for winter Steelhead
    fishing where I'm in waist deep in 38F. water for an hour or more at a time.
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    Thanks again for your reply

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    OBN Thank You for the great advice
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    I have two wetsuits, 3mm & 5mm, both jumpsuit style suits for easier entry and exit and I use a 14lb. quick release weight belt to hold me down. I use these suits in the warmer months June, July & August but have been able to get away with the 5mm wetsuit until mid-October sometimes. Depends on the weather. I wanted to extend my season longer in the Fall and certainly start earlier in the Spring, so OBN was kind enough to "counsel"' me on drysuits. I also fitted mine with a dryglove system and a P-valve, as recommended. I was also lucky enough to find on Craigslist a DUI fleece undergarment(s) for drysuits, although there are less expensive options for that.

    I was in the water last week for several hours, the water temp was 42į and I was very comfortably warm in the drysuit. I'll be in the water again this Monday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctdirtdigger View Post
    I have two wetsuits, 3mm & 5mm, both jumpsuit style suits for easier entry and exit and I use a 14lb. quick release weight belt to hold me down. I use these suits in the warmer months June, July & August but have been able to get away with the 5mm wetsuit until mid-October sometimes. Depends on the weather. I wanted to extend my season longer in the Fall and certainly start earlier in the Spring, so OBN was kind enough to "counsel"' me on drysuits. I also fitted mine with a dryglove system and a P-valve, as recommended. I was also lucky enough to find on Craigslist a DUI fleece undergarment(s) for drysuits, although there are less expensive options for that.

    I was in the water last week for several hours, the water temp was 42į and I was very comfortably warm in the drysuit. I'll be in the water again this Monday.
    Sounds like you got it down...Good!!

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    Bill Boyer

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    Thanks for your advice ,I being in Rhinebeck NY it’s hard for me to drive to Conn.go hunting and drive back.I think you are in Conn.it would be great to try the ocean over there.is there restrictions on what beaches to go to.

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    I have a 7mm farmer john style wet suit, a 3mm standard zip wet suit
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    as well very warm "late season" waders along with a rash guard top & bottom which I wear under whatever suit I choose.
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    Where I am detecting and conditions. I have used both in the last week. Waders are much quicker to get in and out of (for me).
    As Casper recommends, gloves can be a big asset in recovering items. I have different pair of thick & thinner kevlar gloves too. Not only for fanning powdery sand, but in case you get your hand into some fishing lures, hooks, jelly fish, rusty, sharp pieces of cans, etc.

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    A hood can help keep you warm too.
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    Some waterproof headphones or earbuds are a must.
    a Waterproof lanyard for car keys, cellphone, wallet has proven very handy for me too
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    The simple answer:

    Wet suit when you gotta pee.

    Dry suit when you don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    The simple answer:

    Wet suit when you gotta pee.

    Dry suit when you don't.
    Life is good, drysuits can have P-Valves now.
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