While letting the full waders soak, I noticed some wet areas where water was leaking out (you can even see them in the original picture above.) Being a smart guy, I recently deduced these must be the same areas water leaks in. What better way to find where to apply patches? So today I filled them up again and, armed with sharpie, started marking all the wet spots. What a difference a year of fishing makes. Here are today's results:
Great googly moogly! I'm not even sure I got them all marked. There was so much water leaking out I couldn't keep up and eventually everything was damp. There are even some on the back side. I've now decided these are beyond repair and this is my reward for buying the cheapest pair I could find. I'll have to go shopping soon - anyone have a good tip for a guy in the wader market? Maybe this time I'll try to avoid bumping into so many submerged trees.
None the less, I'll be donning this holy mess on Friday when I go looking for smallies on the Mackinaw River. With rain in the forecast, I'm not sure I'll notice leaky waders.