Another part of my ice fishing gear reviews series.
Going ice fishing isn’t something that should be done spontaneously, because it requires so much preparation and you need time to prepare. You need to check your budget and make decisions accordingly. For example, if you are low on money, you shouldn’t go ahead and buy cheapest product you can find. Instead, consider buying used, but top notch pair of boots. I usually come up with very interesting used ice fishing gear on ebay, so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. I used to spend so much money on these top notch ice fishing stuff before, while I should’ve been buying everything from eBay. Products usually look like new and last ten times longer than cheap counterparts. Usually, you get what you pay for, but these are definitely best ice fishing boots for the money. Because prices are lower and quality is higher. If you don’t mind that it has been used by someone else before, these are perfect bargains.
Where can you find best ice fishing boots (no matter the price)?
If you are okay with spending couple of hundred dollars on ice fishing boots, then you should buy new ones, because new is always better. So how do you know which product is the best to buy? 1. Look at the price and the product’s online rating. If the ice fishing boots cost less than hundred dollars but still have decent customer feedback, they’re definitely worth trying. I call these universal boots, because they are good for everyone. They’re pretty basic and therefore simple, but they are perfectly enough for casual ice anglers and people who aren’t too demanding in terms of comfort and durability. If you want to get ice fishing boots that will last the longest, check out this guide – http://www.ice-fishing-gear.com/best-ice-fishing-boots/ , which also goes through everything you need to know in order to find a decent ice fishing footwear. High end ice fishing boots usually cost at least several hundred dollars, and I recommend buying them online. Because you can find it for much less price there, compared to local retailers. Although you can go to your local retailer, try on the boot and then order it online. I used to do it, but now I feel really bad about it, and I basically don’t need it anymore.
If you want to be safe, make sure your ice fishing boots are absolutely waterproof. God forbid, but if even little amount of water gets through your boots, you might be looking at very serious injury. If you’re going to extremely cold place, you might want to check how much cold can your boots resist as well. And wear thick socks just in case it gets too cold out there, because you never know what’s going to happen.
You might also hurt yourself by accidentally slipping when walking. You can avoid this by buying and wearing ice fishing cleats, but it’s always good when boots have high quality outsoles that are made of rubber that doesn’t slip. So I think that basically sums up everything I know about ice fishing footwear.