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Ice Fishing Boots

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Hey, what does anyone recommend for boots for ice fishing? I need something warm! And reasonably priced? I have to get my list to Santa soon!
Trollin

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Some "Mickey mouse" boots they are the best. Keep you feet warm and are durable!

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I'm interested in knowing what these
"Mickey Mouse" boots are all about?

I have Lacrosse Snow Kings and would recommend them 100%.

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try the Lacrosse Snow King. i fish with 2 guys that have pairs. they are great

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Sportsmans Guide has a few good deals on boots, even the Bunny boots. If you get bunny boots, buy them 1 size larger for sure. I have used them for 15 years, love them. I kick the slush from the hole more often then use a scooper, never get wet.


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[This message has been edited by Backwater Eddy (edited 11-22-2002).]

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Mickey Mouse boots are the cold weather issue boot of the military, they are very warm. However, I was not impressed with the traction of these boots.

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Try 1/4 sheet metal screws in the lugs on your bunny boots. You can run on the ice then.

[This message has been edited by Backwater Eddy (edited 11-22-2002).]

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I purchased some Rocky snowstalkers last year. I think they have a rating of -135? This is if you are active. Just sitting on ice they are probably closer -45 degree rating. My feet didn't get cold once. However, traction was minimal. Especially during early ice. Get a good pair of grippers and your set. You should have a pair anyways to prevent breaking your head open while walking out of that smoke filled fishhouse at 2 in the morning smile.gif

Butch

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Here is another vote for the Mickey Mouse boots. They can be found at a lot of military surplus outlets, as well as online. The best ones seem to be made by Bata.

One drawback is they are heavy, so if you do a lot of walking, these are not the best choice.

My feet sweat in them, but they never get cold.

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LaCrosse Ice Kings have worked very well for me. Four years of MN and Ontario weather have not stopped me yet.....

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My feet will sweat too in them. I find never wear cotton socks, I use wool only. I keep a extra set of dry socks handy if I am working up too much of a sweat all I have to do is change them. They have no liner to get wet so that is handy. Just change the socks and your all set to roll again.

They are kinda heavy but great for most ice fishing situations, and Eh....if you fall in you float real good too Eh! wink.gif

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Look at ALL boots AND how much they WEIGH before you pick a pair...I have done ALOT of looking...and the Rocky Snowstalkers are THE lightest AND warmest. You want light boots for ice fishin especially for running at that flag or pullin you portable!!! I see to many guys with heavy clunky boots that are just as warm as my snowstalkers grin.gif

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rocky gets my vote too!!
the ones i have are called pathfinders..
they are an all in one boot ( no packs )i bought mine last winter and i have a fish trap pro i fish out of and my feet never got cold and i didn't wear any heavy socks just my regular crews!! smile.gifwink.gif

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Ive had my lacrosse ice kings for about 8yr and love them!Ive always had trouble with cold feet because they sweat to much and get cold but since Ive had these no problems.I feel they were well worth the money,and no extra socks needed,just what ever you normaly wear.I havent seen them around for a while!Do they still make them?

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Nice call on the Snowstalkers I-Hole. I have had a pair for 3 or 4 years. They are very light, very warm, and very comfortable.

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