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Old 04-19-2018, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by marketic View Post
I'm on my way to Alaska to go chase steelhead. For the last few years felt on waders has been outlawed for both resident and non-resident fishermen in Alaska.

I had to buy new waders just for this trip.

But I understand the reason behind the regulation and it's a small price to pay

I'm free to go wherever I boot-felted waders are not
So you're saying that possession of felt soled waders in your truck is illegal in AK? That's the same analogy to the permit.

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I checked and in fact felt soled wader boots are legal for use in saltwater in AK. Felt soles are also legal in freshwater as long as you are not hunting or fishing. Totally different approach to the issue than WA. It does not violate the constitution and it focuses on freshwater while actually engaged in fishing.
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