For whatever reason on the last two trips fly fishing in Montana have involved a mishap with barbed wire versus a pair of waders with someone in the group. I don't think there is anything quite as destructive to breathable waders than over estimating your inseam and catching a sharp point in the crotch area while stepping over a barbed wire fence row. It doesn't matter how ancient or rusty the barbed wire is, it still cuts wader fabric like a damn knife.
This past fall our guide, Joel Thompson of Montana Troutaholic Outfiitters needed a quick fix for his Simms pant waders and lucky for him, I was carrying a tube of Loon Outdoors UV Wader Repair and UV Power Light in my gear bag.
Less than two minutes later the waders were fixed and we were off to the river. While Joel worked on the fix to his waders, I snapped a few photos of how easy this day saving product is to use.
Do you carry a wader repair kit in your gear bag? I never did until a couple of unfortunate barbed wire incidents changed that thought process and now Loon Outdoors UV Wader Repair is always close at hand just in case. It's cheap insurance at $8.50 a tube.
Check out the Loon Outdoors website for more information.