One of our ever alert readers was watching Pirates of the Flats on ESPN
and caught a glimpse of some orange snowshoe like foot covers that the famous fly fishers were using to aid wade fishing on the marls. Our reader left us a comment asking if we knew anything about them and we, recognizing the guy holding them in the 3 second clip,
used our substantial fly fishing clout
emailed our pal B2
at Patagonia to find out the story behind this innovative new product. It turns out they were snowshoes: Here is the email we received from Bill Klyn , Patagonia product Guru.
These were just cheap plastic snowshoes that you can buy for $20 at an Ace Hardware. Not a product we are doing. Just trying to find a better way to wade soft, muddy flats where you usually sink up to your knees.The Marls are famous for these bottoms. More fun to wade fish for bonefish that fish out of a boat. The problem was these are too short so it did not distribute the weight enough. There are longer snowshoes made and will use those next time...
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