If you are really insistent on trying something, I would definitely recommend not doing it in waders, and not strapping anything to your body unless it's a coast guard approved PFD
Originally Posted by Troutsource
If it doesn't go well and your waders fill with water, you'll be in trouble. Wading belts do not prevent water from getting down in the legs, they just slow the process a bit.
Being strapped to an inflatable device in moving water will make it more difficult to navigate and avoid obstacles and will interfere with any need to swim freely.
When wading is overly "sketchy", I take that as evidence that perhaps the fish have "won" that spot.
Last edited by PV_Premier; 05-27-2020 at 07:47 AM.
PV, Excellent points regarding safety. I am leaning towards a thin wet suit, wading boots and a sling pack. Maybe add an emergency flotation device to the mix. The sling pack would have a waterproof bag inside containing (among other things) wet wading pants for any long out-of-water hikes in the heat, or for extreme heat wading.