Deck boots?

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  1. Runway1

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    Who likes using deck boots? Ankle or tall. What brands? How are the xtratuf? Are they worth it? Thanks all!

    Just thinking, one big splash and I may spend a day with wet socks.
     
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    Fishing in wet socks and shoes sucks! Get yourself a pair of tall xtra tuffs. They are worth it.
     
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    I’ve taken to wearing the 6” xtra tuffs on long range trips where it’s hot and the tall xtra tuffs in cooler weather and you can fold the tall ones over. Teva’s when on Pangas and non-fishing days on long range trips.
     
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    Gotta get the 12" Xtratufs if you want dry and comfortable feet. Standing on the deck of a boat all day really wears on you and every little bit of added comfort helps. You can always fold the boot sides over if you want the shorter feel.
     
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    I have the 6"....one thing I always have in my backpack...a pair of extra socks. I can wear them w/o socks too.
     
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    +1 on the 12” Xtratufs.
     
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    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    [QUOTE="cortezpirasea, post: 479472
    Shrimp boots..
     
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    I rock flip flops
     
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    I even go barefoot LOL
     
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    Only when wahoo fishing. :rofl:
     
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    Thanks all. Do you prefer he neoprene or just rubber? Any notable reasons?

    Also reading on Amazon that Xtratuf used to be made in AL. Around 2010/2012, they started making them in China and they've never been the same.
     
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    Deckhands will tear them up pretty quick. But if you aren't fishing multiple days a week you will be fine. I have had mine for 2 years and no problems. I rinse mine off after every trip, not sure if it really helps but figure it can't hurt.
     
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    After getting a staph infection in my big toe on a trip last year, I have decided I won’t be wearing flip flops anymore. I got a tiny cut from someone stepping on my toenail and that’s all it took. I have extratuffs now, lesson learned.
     
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    Wow ..... thanks for sharing. I'm looking up boots now too bc of this post!!
     
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    12” extra tuffs have been the staple of west coast party boat and long range fisherman forever. Enough said.
     
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    But there's several types - neoprene, all rubber, which are recommended for a multi-day?
     
  18. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Don't overthink this.The 12" xtratuffs will be fine.They stay a lot dryer than those shorty boots which in my opinion are useless on a boat that gets hosed off frequently.Things don't dry quickly on the ocean.Those short boots aren't much better than a pair of shoes.
     
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    Just get whatever 12" boots are at your local tackle shop....most of the ones in the shops have the neoprene liner. Fine for our winters. And in the summer, if you are on a multi day trip, I would hope you are already bringing changes of socks...so no problem if they are a bit warm.
     
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    Yeah I dont play around on a boat, if I am on a party boat or private boat I have boots on 6” and 12”
     

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