Published Sep 27. 2018 - 4 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 27. 2018

Find holes in your neoprenes

If you get a small leak in your neoprenes, the hole can be very difficult to locate. Take the radical road and fill the neoprenes with water! The water pressure will force out drops of water at almost any leak.

Should no water seep out, try inverting the waders 'filling the outside' with water, pressing through to the inside.

Mark the spot with chalk or a speed marker or anything that will stays there through the drying process, empty the waders and let them dry thoroughly. Clean off dirt and chalk and seal the hole on both sides with Aquaseal. Be generous with the Aquaseal, but keep the surface horizontal while the Aquaseal cures. Hopefully your waders will be waterproof now.

First published: 
May 2. 2001


Since you got this far …

The GFF money box

… I have a small favor to ask.

Long story short

Support the Global FlyFisher through several different channels, including PayPal.

Long story longer

The Global FlyFisher has been online since the mid-90's and has been free to access for everybody since day one – and will stay free for as long as I run it.
But that doesn't mean that it's free to run.
It costs money to drive a large site like this.

See more details about what you can do to help in this blog post.