Friday, September 26, 2008
No More Aquatic Hitchhikers On My Boots
The word is out. Simms announced at the Fly-Fishing Retailers Expo in Denver that they will no longer be making felt-soled wading boots as of 2010. This move will help decrease the transportation of invasive aquatic nuisance species. Microorganisms can live on the felt soles of our boots. As we wade in different bodies of water we can bring along aquatic hitchhikers and contaminate waters. That sounds great. I am all for keeping our waters clean and free of invasive species. Now we need a new product that can be sold to ducks, geese and our other animal friends. The animals also have a responsibility to clean up before they move from one body of water to another.