Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Alaska flowing waters
AK-Grayling: "Outlaw Felt" right, get real. How is that going to happen? Government hire felt sole police? They won't put fish cops on the river to curb the flagrant poaching and snagging going on and you think there is going to be laws and enforcement for what kind of soles are on peoples boots? I think the fallout will be the local shops won't stock them, and that's it.
The rivers I fish in Alaska are best fished with felt soles. You could wear anyting on the Kenai, and rarely fish that anymore. I use studs for winter ice. I wont give them up. Who is going to take them off of my feet? The whole premise that banning felt soles will stop the spread of waterborne invasive species is a rouse. How about the rest of the boot, the waders, the boats, the plane floats, the trailers, and on and on. It may be a marketing ploy.
Flying Speyfisher from AK
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