Gloves and Boots

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Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:06 am

Folks,

Less than a year ago when I took up the noble cause of fishing from a yak I bought a set of gloves and boots from wettie.
Now those of you that have met me know I'm forever on a budget, and that was one of the reasons I went down that path at the time. Now the wetties havent lasted well, but to be fair they were never designed for the :swear: I put them through. I've found that the stiching in the gloves started parting a couple of months back and I've now got some mean as holes, and the boots have stood up better (the ones with the sole) but they dont offer much protection from knarly rocks or hidden sharp thingies. Also the boots move on my feet a little when walking/towing the yak, usually after a paddle when they are all wet.

So, to cut the long story short (yeah sorry about that), I'm in the market for some boots and gloves and wondered if there was an consistent view as to what's good (on the budget). I'd really like some boots that protected my soles and little more, and I'm forever taking my gloves off to re-do knots, I thought about fingerless gloves but boy it is cold out there at the moment.

Any advice?

P.S posted in saftey as the gloves have protected me a couple of times from flailing hooks ;-)
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Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:21 am

My boots are just 3mm neoprene soft sole dive booties, but when I come to upgrade I'll get some with soles, just to provide some extra protection...

Gloves....over summer I used a pair of light "suedey type" Line 7 fingerless gloves....really good in the summer, but not much good in the cold. After some input from some of the guys here, I bought a pair of fingerless NRS Guide Gloves from Fergs.....Have only been out a couple of times since, but thye've been bl@@dy good.....Even tho fingerless, they keep your hands very nice and warm , and you still have the flexibility to tie knots etc etc
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Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:25 am

Gloves: NRS Guide Gloves - I've been using mine for about four years now and although a little worn there is nothing wrong with them, I've recommended them multiple times and I know there are quite a few guys using them on here >

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http://www.kayakfishingnz.com/forum/vie ... f=16&t=539" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Boots: I'm using a pair of Magic Marine Skiff Boots, I've had these for about two years now, great boots but they lack a hard sole so can be a bit hard on your feet of scrambling across rocks, they have a split toe to stop the rolling you are finding (although I've now cut my split out so I can wear my SharkSkin socks under my boots for nice warm feet.
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Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:44 am

Thanks guys,

I really should learn how to search the forum eh.... ;-)
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Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:28 am

have a look at the octi boots - good rubber soles, with a neoprene upper. good on rocks/oysters/sand. Good prices too.
I'd second the NRS paddle gloves - still pristine after a year or so, though mine don't get as much use as mental's .
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Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:42 am

I got my hard soled boots from Rob Fort. Neptune Explorer. Good hard sole, good for rocky landing's. $79.00 Plus a good discount for club members.

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Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:35 pm

Definitely recommend the NRS guide gloves :y: :y: :y:
Fingertips kept clear for those knotty times and still warm as.
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:30 pm

Thanks for the good advice here folks, have now secured myself a pair of NRS guide gloves thanks to Fergs and Neptune Explorers thanks to Rob Fort (including a great discount - thanks Rob!)

Will be looking for an opportunity to try them out this weekend, hopefully multiple times!
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:22 pm

Last time i saw your wife she had some pretty good looking boots on you should borrow those :D
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:25 pm

Rusty wrote:Last time i saw your wife she had some pretty good looking boots on you should borrow those :D
..I must have come to the wrong party !
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Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:48 pm

Hi mate I bought a pair of neoprene boots from trademe(25bucks). they are ok. but once the water gets in, It doesnt get out. unless u lift your feet real high. My alternative is my pair of dive socks that I bought from a Dive shop in westhaven(boat fair) for 20 bucks. this is what I used all winter and it kept me real warm. The secret is shooo(don't0 tell anybody) a cheap pair of crocs(10bucks)from warehouse. one size bigger to accomodate the socks.

This works a treat . I have been using these crocs for the last 3 years on the boat and with the yak.. I walked on rocks, oyster beds and sand. works well and is dirt easy to clean. Just make sure that you have the strap at the back of your foot. or it may float away when you turtle(not that i have ever turtled) :x
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Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:05 am

Super marine boots, and winter, add a pair of sharkskin socks or similar.

NRS Guide gloves {again}
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Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:51 pm

The dive socks is real hardocre stuff. 30 dollars all up. works for me 8)
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