I’m not quite sure why I made a video of me lacing my wading boots. But it’s done. So here it is.
Look what Paul brought back for me from the Maldives, fine soft sands from the flats and beaches. There’re actually quite a bit more sand than the photo is showing.
A couple of months back in 2014, Mr Sexyloops Paul Arden made a detour to fish the Maldives during his annual Malaysian stopover, with Irhamy ‘The Lovely Jubbly Guv’nor’ and Mr T.
Since he didn’t come prepared for saltwater, I borrowed him my Orvis Christmas Island wading boots (the only local chap whose shoes will fit his infamous feet!) and Orvis stripping basket. If you know Paul and his history… I’m glad I did not loan him any socks. [Read more…] about Sun Sea Sand Shoes and Socks
Check out the photo. Those Sperry top-sider boat shoes are three years old and I wear them a lot. They’ve turned out to be pretty tough and still look good.
Just last week I was wearing them on a 5-day saltwater fishing trip (the only pair of shoes I brought) and this week I’m wearing the exact same pair to office meetings and boardrooms! And I repeat this routine very often.
They have proven to be comfortable and the non-marking, non-slip soles are just great. They get wet all the time and don’t seem to be a problem.
The only places I don’t wear them to are into the jungle and to the flats!
When you wade-fish on the flats, one of the most important thing must be proper footwear.
I for one, has had the unpleasant and not to mention painful experience of receiving a bad cut on my big toe while going barefoot in the waters, can tell you. The incident happened a very long time ago but something like that gets etched in your memory forever and you cringe thinking about it like it just happened yesterday!
I just received these Orvis Premium Christmas Island Wading Boots which will be put to the test real soon during a 7-day Maldives fishing trip.
So far I like the Desert-storm like colours which certainly looks better than what they look like on the Orvis site.
They are easier to slip-on and off than I had anticipated and first impression is they are comfortable.
There are a myriad of wading boots out there all clamoring for your attention, your hard-earned dough, and of course, your feet. How do you even choose and more importantly how do you even know if all those claims you read are [Read more…] about These Boots Are Made for Wading – Orvis Christmas Island Wading Boots
The last visit to the ex-mining town of Batang Berjuntai was last February, thats 8 months ago, for me. There are endless lakes, ponds and rivers to fish at here but they are also heavily fished. As they’ve been for decades. That’s OK really except for the fact that most fish, Haruan or Toman, big or small are mostly bagged and so getting fish can be a challenge especially decent sized ones.
Video above shows two striped snakehead or haruan (C.Striata) caught with the ever effective Mazzy Frog lure. Too bad I lost that lure a bit later at the exact same spot.
The fish that attracts me back to this place has to be the Toman or Giant Snakehead. The biggest, meanest of the snakeheads. And where we find them in numbers, they are very lock-jawed. There’s this pond which we might as well name the University. The Toman that swims its waters have become smart to our ways and baits. Getting them to take our offerings is a huge challenge but a rewarding one when you succeed in fooling them to take our lure. [Read more…] about Fishing with the Wellingtons
Rover, Go fetch my shoes… Good boy. Just looking at the picture Sperry used above makes these shoes my favorite already. How can I not? I love dogs.
Been wearing my first pair of Sperry Top-Sider Shoes for the past 6 months now. Not just on a boat but to like everywhere, they’ve almost become my everyday shoes.
Boat shoes, are also known as loafers but one version is also known also as deck shoes or topsiders, are typically leather with rubber soles designed for use on a boat. A siping pattern is cut into the soles to provide grip on a wet deck; the leather construction, along with application of oil, is designed to repel water. Modern boat shoes were invented in 1935 by Paul Sperry after noticing his dog’s ability to run easily over ice or snow. Using a knife, he cut siping into his shoes’ soles, inspiring a shoe perfect for boating. Sebago and Sperry are notable modern manufacturers of boat shoes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Men’s Mako 2-Eye Canoe Moc Boat Shoe.
With enhanced comfort and support, the Mako is the world’s first boat shoe as rugged as a shark.
Why bother paying a little more for boat shoes when many other shoes will do? Besides the comforting fact that I will have less chance of slipping and knocking myself out silly? It’s because they are also really comfortable! You see, I too like to buy stuffs that are at least dual-purpose when I can. Why not when you spend a lot of time outdoors? Outdoor shirts and pants, waterproof camera, etc.
Oh ya, the boat captain will thank you too (maybe quietly) for wearing non-marking shoes on his much-cared-for sports fisher.
The only real problem I had when buying these shoes is the size, or rather the lack of it, this pair is size 12M. The sales-lady helped me to first find all the size 12 and there were like only 2 types. Not much of a choice then. But I always seem to have the same problem whenever I go looking for a pair of shoes. In this country anyway!