Neoprene are more expensive, but much more comfortable & much warmer than rubber, you can get a variety of soles, studded (good for river wading) cleated for general purpose, felt for wading on slippery stones. I got mine from Snowbee they aint cheap thats for sure, you might find some cheaper on e-bay, good hunting!
Thanks Blueskip, I hadn't realised they come with different soles. I will be using them for beach spinning and estuary, so I think the general purpose might be best but I will have a good look first . If they are expensive, it would be silly to rush and get the wrong ones.
Same problem as salopettes. Perhaps one of the manufacturers of waders might offer the same service as Titan. I might ring round and give it a whirl, but I will try some standard legged ones in a dealers first just to see how they come out.
I think the answer to the floatation suite is to take the Titan route and wear a preserver.
Just had a moment of inspiration. In my mispent youth, I used to ski (badly) and I also crewed on racing yachts, only local stuff. I've just had a hunt through my old gear and there are several bits, all with short legs, that I can use until I can get the right sized gear. It is interesting that whilst skiers and yachtees with short legs are well catered for, us fishermen with short legs are not. Surely this is against the European Human Rights legislation.
I'm thinking of starting a campaign, "Justice for Short Legged Fishermen". What do you think.
Neoprene's are great in the winter but you sweat like hell in them during the summer, take a look at the Ocean range with the studded sole i think i paid about £80 for them but they are good quaility and a bit cooler in the summer.
fred i have a pair of neoprenes from daiwa but i did not like them they cling to you so i have gone back to pair i had from lidli on monday i am on the portley side i find i have more room in them they are made of a rubber i am 6 ft with short legs
Being somewhat of an unusual shape myself i find i can't get clothes off the shelf so to speak,so you can imagine the problems i've encountered trying to get floatation suits etc to fit me (I live in the land of the xxxxxl).
But all is not lost, i came across a site where you can get waders of all descriptions made to measure. http://www.fishingwaders.co.uk/index.htm
Hope this link works