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Looking for revolutionary wading boots that are almost indestructible?

Are you tired of buying wading boots that fall apart after a few fishing trips? Have you also worn wading boots, in which the soles detached after half a season or with seams that have broken after a brief time? Then we are pleased to offer you wading boots that keep their promise!

Wading boots Creek

In collaboration with two established companies from Montebelluna, Italy (Treviso province), the worldwide leading location in development of technical footwear, we have developed three wading boot models, 100% made in Italy, to satisfy the diverse needs of today's fly fishermen:

All three models are comfortable, offer good protection and are above all durable. There are available four different sole types for each model:

  • felt
  • felt with tungsten studs
  • rubber
  • rubber with tungsten studs

sole types wading boots

For all three models are used strictly selected components and above all best German adhesive as well as high-quality suture.

Together with the company Andrew from Montebelluna, known since 1981 among others for their indestructible boots for forestry workers, we have improved the wading boot model FLY and developed the model CREEK. For both wading shoes are used only the best materials.

1. hotfly CREEK - The wading boots for extreme conditions, our flagship

The model CREEK is a technical wading boot of superlatives, for fly fishing in alpine environment, characterized by torrential mountain creeks, rocks, often long walks before fishing and sometimes also necessary climbing. These wading boots are comfortable to wear and provide maximum protection and safety in difficult terrain.

Video: The wading boots hotfly CREEK in action in a mountain creek

After more than 1,000 successfully completed test hours in the 2015 season, we are confident the CREEK model is among the best wading boots currently available. It can easily compete with the flagship models of the most prestigious US brands (Far East production, he hey). The CREEK is designed for guides and all those fly fishermen who do a lot of fishing trips in mountainous surroundings and prefer a technical wading shoe that is almost indestructible.

wading boots CREEK

Here are the main technical features of Andrew CREEK:

  • Upper material: Innovative technical fabric of the company Andrew, high abrasion and wear resistance, orange or dark color.
  • The complete upper part including the flap are made in one piece, without seams.
  • Sole types:
    • Rubber sole Vibram 7130 New Boulder (Made in Italy) with anti-slip suction cups (with or without tungsten studs)
    • Special felt sole for water use (with or without tungsten studs)
  • Midsole: Polyurethane bi-density, high toughness and differentiated shock absorption
  • Mounting base: medium rigidity
  • Footbed: Lintec hydro
  • Lining: Mesh hydro
  • Hooks: made of stainless steel with Easy Roller ball bearings for low friction
  • Shoelaces: waterproof and durable
  • Protective rubber: highly elastic and abrasion-resistant, shock-absorbing

Valerio Santi Amantini wading shoes CREEK

Fly-fishing world champion Valerio Santi Amantini with the wading shoes andrew CREEK in action

In this video you can see how elaborately the hotfly CREEK wading shoes are handcrafted in Montebelluna (Italy) by the company Andrew - craftsmanship Made in Italy at its best!

2. FLY - The comfortable all-round wading boots in a classic design

The model FLY is a wading shoe in a classic and timeless design. Its great strength is the unparalleled comfort in combination with a good protection and high slip resistance. These wading boots are designed for all situations a fly fisherman can encounter, from the mighty lowland streams to the raging mountain creeks.

The FLY was tested for a long time last season (2015) and has proven to be almost indestructible, like the CREEK. After about 400 hours of testing, we just let change the worn felt sole, that's it. Also for this model we offer the unique service to replace the used sole (re-soling). These wading shoes are designed for avid fly fishermen, who make countless fishing trips a year, attach great importance to comfort and a classic design.

wading boots andrew FLY

Here are the main technical features of the andrew FLY:

  • Upper material: water-repellent taiga leather + abrasion-resistant Cordura
  • Sole types:
    • Rubber sole Vibram 7130 New Boulder (Made in Italy) with anti-slip suction cups (with or without tungsten studs)
    • Special felt sole for water use (with or without tungsten studs)
  • Midsole: Polyurethane bi-density, high toughness
  • Mounting base: medium rigidity
  • Footbed: Lintec hydro
  • Lining: Mesh hydro
  • Hook: made of stainless steel with Easy Roller ball bearings for low friction
  • Shoelaces: waterproof and durable
  • Protective rubber: highly elastic and abrasion-resistant, shock-absorbing
  • Protective cap of rubber in front

wading boots andrew FLY

Fly-fishing world champion Valerio Santi Amantini with wading shoes andrew FLY in action

3. FOX - Made in Italy quality wading shoes for an affordable price

Together with a small company from Montebelluna, we developed the 1000flies FOX wading boots. They are 100% made in Italy, but are priced quite affordable. In contrast to the models CREEK and FLY, are used proven materials of the middle class (for example, artificial leather is used instead of genuine leather) and less renowned producers.

These wading shoes are lightweight, comfortable to wear and durable. So, they are ideal for all situations of fly fishing! Both beginners and experienced fly fishermen who are looking for an easily affordable wading shoe with no nasty surprises (loosen soles, etc.) will appreciate the FOX model.

The price-performance ratio of these wading boots is very good. Although the lifetime of the FOX is less than that of the FLY or CREEK, because of the different materials, these wading boots are far superior to a large proportion of Far East imports.

wading shoes 1000flies FOX

Here are the main technical features of the 1000flies FOX:

  • Upper material:
    • Brown leather imitation (polyamide) in the lower area
    • Abrasion-resistant Cordura (olive green) in the upper area
  • Sole types:
    • Rubber from Davos (Made in Italy)
    • Rubber from Davos (made in Italy) with tungsten studs
    • Felt
    • Felt with tungsten studs
  • Midsole: polyurethane
  • Mounting base: medium rigidity
  • Footbed: for water application
  • Lining: Mesh (Polyester)
  • Hook: made of stainless steel
  • Shoelaces: waterproof and durable

Sole replacement service:

The practical endurance tests we made convinced us of the unique quality of our wading boots - which is why we offer the replacement of the soles as an additional service for all three models - regardless of the sole type. The service prices (including VAT, excluding shipping costs) for this are:

  • Resoling mod. CREEK and FLY: 70 to 80 € (depending on sole version with or without studs)
  • Resoling mod. FOX: 50 to 60 € (depending on sole version with or without studs)
  • Resoling and replacement of side protective rubber mod. CREEK: 80 to 90 € (depending on sole version with or without studs)

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