Thursday, December 29, 2011

Felt Soled Boot Restrictions in the United States

As of January 1st, 2012 Alaska, Maryland, Rhode Island and Vermont will have statewide restrictions on the use of felt soled boots and waders. These felt soled boots are popular with fishermen because they help to prevent slipping on the bottom of slippery freshwater streams and rivers. Banning the felt soled boots can help prevent the spread of the invasive diatom, Didymosphenia geminata or didymo commonly found in streams and rivers across North America. See the links below to learn more.