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    RE: Ice Fishing Boot Recommendation?

    Stay away from the Trans alaskans they are junk.....
    A few years ago I went through 2 pair in 2 weeks hunting.
    The eyes tore out of the material....
    Save your self the head aches

    Wally

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    RE: Ice Fishing Boot Recommendation?

    Rocky Blizzard Stalkers. Love mine. Size 14 here...

    http://www.amazon.com/Rocky-Boot-Com.../dp/B0002MFR1I

    Joe Olstadt

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    RE: Ice Fishing Boot Recommendation?

    We use the Irish Setter Snow Claw XT boot 2000 thinsulate.
    Mine lace up...Lace up boot is to my likeing a bit more.
    15 inches high an sole of foot never comes close to ice.
    Never had a cold toe, sole, ankle, shin...well built, VERY WARM.
    Only down side is hard to get jeans down over them sometimes.
    Darn good boot....
    Good post...lots of great info for every type of style, taste.

    http://www.irishsetterboots.com/iris...law-xt-po-mobu

    Tommy

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    RE: Ice Fishing Boot Recommendation?

    >We use the Irish Setter Snow Claw XT boot 2000 thinsulate.
    >Mine lace up...Lace up boot is to my likeing a bit more.
    >15 inches high an sole of foot never comes close to ice.
    >Never had a cold toe, sole, ankle, shin...well built, VERY
    >WARM.
    >Only down side is hard to get jeans down over them sometimes.
    >Darn good boot....
    >Good post...lots of great info for every type of style,
    >taste.
    >
    >http://www.irishsetterboots.com/iris...law-xt-po-mobu
    >
    >Tommy


    I have the same boots and am very happy with them. I tried the Cabela's Saskatchewan and was not happy with them so I returned them.
    The Irish Setter's are much lighter,less bulky and my feet rarely get cold and if they do I slip a pair of Arctic Shield boot warmers over them and I am good all day sitting in my treestand in below zero weather. This is the best way to test a cold weather boot and very few pass the test of sitting all day without moving in very cold weather. I have tested many different types of boots and the Irish Setter Snow Claws are the best I have found. As mentioned before the socks you wear are just as important as the boot you chose.

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    RE: Ice Fishing Boot Recommendation?

    Another vote for the Irish Setters made by Redwing. I have 1000 gram version and love-em. Lightweight, can use them with snowshoes ... great for all winter sports and good for sitting in a tree all day too.

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    RE: Ice Fishing Boot Recommendation?

    Go with the La Crosse alpha's....i love mine

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    RE: Ice Fishing Boot Recommendation?

    Be very careful when buying "Rocky" boots they had a HUGE problem with their soles a while back they literally crumbled into tiny pieces untill all that was left was the uppers and the company would not replace them,,this happened to me and a couple people I know,,,google 'rocky boots sole problems' for more info,,,make sure you get the store to assure you that you can return these if it happens

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    Only my humble experience...and yes, I realize that this is an old thread

    I dont do a lot of ice fishing but if I did I would assume there would be a chance of getting my feet wet.

    Wet feet in sub zero temps will kill you.

    I dont like Bunny Boots and all this models https://under-the-open-sky.com/best-ice-fishing-boots/ for moving as my feet sweat too much but there is a place for them.

    I was running my trap line on the Nenana river north of Healy on my 175 honda when I went through the ice. I was wearing bunny books and a Snow Machine suit. My feet and lower legs got wet. Buy the time I worked the bike out of the hole, the lower portion of my SM Suit was froze and made an ice berrier. My boots filled with water but being bunny boots the water had warmed up.

    After a bit I got the bike running and fished the trap line with warm wet feet.

    Had I not been wearing Bunny boots I would have had to leave the bike, get up on the bank of the river and built a fire to dry out.

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    CW is correct that socks can make a big difference. Recently had an opportunity to try a pair of CEP (cepsportsusa.com). Very thin and very warm. Down to 10 degrees I needed no other sock and below, a nice pair of merino wool over socks did the job

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