Felt Wading Shoes in NY Waters

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Felt Wading Shoes in NY Waters

Post by cappy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:13 pm

Has NY banned felt wading shoes?

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Re: Felt Wading Shoes in NY Waters

Post by lightenup » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:35 pm

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/44848.html


Looks like they ask you to consider other options, but not a ban, unless I read it wrong.

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Re: Felt Wading Shoes in NY Waters

Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:16 pm

lightenup wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:35 pm
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/44848.html


Looks like they ask you to consider other options, but not a ban, unless I read it wrong.
That's correct. And they should mention that the laces on your rubber soled, studded boots and crevices in those boots will transfer every bit as much Didymo as felt soles will. It's a diatom, so it only takes a miniscule amount....but NY has not banned felts. I think that fad is over, and states that went down that road stick with it and other states considered it and realized it wasn't enough of a Band-Aide to go out and ban felts which remain the safest form of wading. And especially when studs are added to the felt.
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Re: Felt Wading Shoes in NY Waters

Post by cappy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:42 pm

Thank You for the replies. Planning on a trip in the next few weeks. Only own felt soles.

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