Socks for Winter

haptonlad

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Hey guys
I’m in the market for good quality pairs of socks for fishing for grayling in Winter.
I‘ve had a few different pairs over the years & I can’t say I’ve bought a pair that I can say I like or have kept my feed warm for any length of time.
IMO once your feet get old it’s game over…
I appreciate all recommendations in advance.
Thanks Paul.
 

Andy62

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I bought some walking socks from Cotswold Outdoors and they have been excellent and hard wearing. I'll look at which make they were and get back to you (y)
 

Andy62

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I'm fancying some of the SealSkinz although I found neoprene socks worked well in the past.
 

haptonlad

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I can’t say I’ve had a good pair of socks yet that has kept the cold out in Winter.

Last year I were fishing with a pair of socks on & 2 pair of neoprene socks over the top plus a thermal all in one suit & the cold gets in after a few hours on a cold day.
maybe it’s me being a runner in my other hobby, having no fat on my bones….

In all fairness 4 hrs max is more than enough for me after grayling. Czech nymphping bores me after a bit, I know it works but it’s not my preferred way to fish, maybe because I’m not very good at it lol.
 

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One thing I found is that too many layers have a negative affect and restrict the blood flow to the feet. I'm a skinny bloke and always feel the cold but thermals and decent socks in boots with a bit of space worked better for me.
 

haptonlad

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I’ve ordered 2 pair of the socks weatherman recommended, which have come today & a pair of sealskinz.
I was going to get the pair Andy recommended form Colsword but it cost nearly the same price as a pair socks for delivery charge, so I declined on them…
Sorry Andy, I appreciate your recommendation though👍
II’ve heard of Icebreaker before. I’ll see how I get on with these Ive ordered first & report back in the coming week chaps🥶
 

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I’ve ordered 2 pair of the socks weatherman recommended, which have come today & a pair of sealskinz.
I was going to get the pair Andy recommended form Colsword but it cost nearly the same price as a pair socks for delivery charge, so I declined on them…
Sorry Andy, I appreciate your recommendation though👍
II’ve heard of Icebreaker before. I’ll see how I get on with these Ive ordered first & report back in the coming week chaps🥶
What's the quality like? I thought about our armed services & assumed the gear they would wear would be top of the range so to speak.
 

haptonlad

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What's the quality like? I thought about our armed services & assumed the gear they would wear would be top of the range so to speak.
If I’m honest they look a bit weary to me but that doesn’t mean there not up to the job.
I thought it was for one pair but I got 2 pairs.
I’ll give them a test this Winter & get back to you.
I’ve just come across a Black Friday offer on Facebook this morning for Sealskinz kit.
Typical I’ve just got a pair of socks from there at full price, Oh well lol.
I’ll see if I can download the link.
 
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