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Vermont bans felt soled waders

A ban on using felt-soled waders and boots in Vermont waters was enacted by the Vermont legislature to help curb the spread of aquatic invasive species in Vermont rivers. Felt soled waders can contribute to the spread of invasive species such as whirling disease in fish and didymo, a non-native alga commonly referred to as “rock snot.”

The ban, which becomes effective April 1, 2011, is designed to slow or stop the spread of these and other aquatic invasive species to new locations in Vermont.

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:lol:  This was posted last

:lol:  This was posted last week in the Blog section.  Didn't you post on it there Mike?????

 

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My bad Mike.  Just checked

My bad Mike.  Just checked the thread, and only Jaybe and I commented on it.....

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no worries

No worries.  I didn't see it there or I would have commented on it.  I saw it on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website and thought it was worth passing along.  Somebody must have beat me to it!

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Yeah, the moderators... Just

Yeah, the moderators... lol

Just messin with ya... Wink

My Dad still uses them, so I guess he'll have to get a new pair before he hits the stream this summer.

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that's too bad. i don't own

that's too bad. i don't own any felt soled waders, but from time to time, i wish i did. it is really nice when you're standing on a rock bottom.

most of the places where i'm at now are pretty silty and muddy.

i'm afraid to be out wading by myself because you're likely to get stuck, so you'd either abandon your waders or die trying to save yourself. i'm not joking when i say it's almost as bad as quick sand. too bad, it makes beaver trapping tough.

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Alaska Also

I've been hearing that Alaska has done the same this year.  Wouldn't be surprised if most other states do the same pretty soon.  Instead of buying more patch / repair stuff for the old ones, it might be about time to purchase some new ones.

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makes sense I guess

Hal Fast – You could be right.  I guess it would make sense that if that is an effective tool to prevent the spread of invasive species etc. that everybody will want to implement the same plan.

 

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