Trench foot is more prominent on those who spend a lot of time in the water without proper
protection. Waders are the best protection from this threat and flood cleanup crews especially need waders for protection.
Some fish are easily taken from the shore and waders are mot required. But some fish
are best caught when the fisherman is chest deep in the
water. This is wade fishing and waders are essential for keeping warm during colder months,
because they keep they keep the skin dry reducing problems such as hypothermia. Fly fishermen often fish for hours on in while wading in cold water trout environments. These fisherman select fishing waders that are not only 100% waterproof, they often wear fleece layers and/or select heavy neoprene waders with a fleece lining for a comfortable day in the cold waters of rivers and streams.