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Best Ice fishing Boots?
« on: Oct 07, 2009, 11:03 AM »
What are the best ice fishing boots out there? Mosty looking at insulted rubber ones as they are extremely useful on those rainy/slushy days on the ice

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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 07, 2009, 11:18 AM »
I have been using the military "bunny" (white) and "Mickey Mouse"  (black) boots for years.  They are rubberized, have air chambers for insulation and about the thickest soles around.  You can find them for under $100 new and $50 used at army -navy surplus stores or on-line.  I have never had cold or wet feet yet.
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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 07, 2009, 11:37 AM »
I've have a pair of Sorel pack boots with leather uppers. Use them for deer hunting, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Have lasted me years and are good for walking. On the rare occasion my feet do get cold, it's at the end of an all day hunt toward the end of the season.

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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 07, 2009, 11:39 AM »
I have been using the military "bunny" (white) and "Mickey Mouse"  (black) boots for years.  They are rubberized, have air chambers for insulation and about the thickest soles around.  You can find them for under $100 new and $50 used at army -navy surplus stores or on-line.  I have never had cold or wet feet yet.
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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 07, 2009, 11:42 AM »
The boots are rubber all the way to the top so they do very well in that depth of slush.
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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 07, 2009, 11:43 AM »
If you're going through that much, I would get some type of rubber boots. My Rocky's could definitely take it  but if you're doing it regularly I would get rubber. It might hold up better.

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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #6 on: Oct 07, 2009, 11:44 AM »
Did you walk in 6-8 inches of water/slush?

I also use Micky boots..(white) and yes, I can walk through 6+" of water / slush and still have dry, warm feet.  Mine are 11" tall, so I would expect they would stay dry up to 11" But I've never tested that theory

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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #7 on: Oct 07, 2009, 12:01 PM »
i have found that rocky makes some of the best boots out there to my opinion

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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #8 on: Oct 07, 2009, 12:08 PM »
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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #9 on: Oct 07, 2009, 12:20 PM »
I have to say Baffen. They are warmer than my cat!


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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #10 on: Oct 07, 2009, 12:23 PM »
MUCK BOOTS

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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #11 on: Oct 07, 2009, 12:27 PM »
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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 07, 2009, 12:32 PM »
Been fishing with fellas that wear all the fancy named boots, expensive mail order etc.... nothing seems to work nearly as well as white mickeys!! Dry as a ducks ass. Other boots soak up the swet or if snow/water gets in them they are done!!! Mickeys you just dump out the water, wipe them down and they are dry ready to go again!!!!

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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 07, 2009, 12:44 PM »
I agree with the Mickeys. I have stepped through the ice along shore in the shallows  well over my boot and have it fill with water and just dump the water out and within a few minutes your foot and wet sock will be fine for the rest of the day.
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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #14 on: Oct 07, 2009, 12:59 PM »
i have a pair of the mickeys also....... love them. not to hi-jack the subject but what type of creeper fits on theses things?

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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 07, 2009, 01:07 PM »
I put HT's on them last year, but the hex head sheet metal screws kept falling out, there were worn, but i am sure i ran a 50 count box through them. I wish there were a high quality set that could be strapped to them that weren't a fortune, like the kind that you use to ice climb with, but i bet they are $250.00

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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 07, 2009, 01:49 PM »
 LaCrosse Ice Kings. A little on the heavy side, but keep my feet warm.

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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 07, 2009, 02:57 PM »
I have to say Baffen. They are warmer than my cat!



Doesnt water go right through the material of those kind of boots?
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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 07, 2009, 03:08 PM »
i used my forum snowboarding boots last year, probably not the smartest thing, but they are warm and waterproof so why not
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Re: Best Ice fishing Boots?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 07, 2009, 03:31 PM »
I haven't tried them all but I've have LaCrosse Ice Kings and they have  taken care of my cold feet and  are none the worse for wear with this being the start of the 4th season for them..  They have my recommendation.

 

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