about 18 months ago i got myself a pair of neoprene waders. Now i look like balloon man wearing them. Finally got a tiny teeny likkle hole in the right knee.
Yesterday i went out and got myself a pair of Pro-Line (4802) stocking foot and a pair of Hodgman Lakestream wading boots (carbide studded felt).
Advice from a 'newbie'... whatever you choose, make sure that you can walk a little distance when you are trying them on. I went to Wholesale Sports and tried of a few sizes/styles. EACH make fitted differently. The Proline were the BEST fit, followed by Caddis, then Frog-Toggs (that is fit on ME)
I am 6ft 6, 235lb, 38" waist and 44 chest with a 36-38 inseam, so finding GOOD fitting waders is difficult.
I ended up with a Large/Tall size. The tag said foot size 9-10 and i am a 12-13. The stockings stretch to fit.
What I did to make sure that these were OK for me is put them on, put the boots that i had selected on, and then went for a walk twice around the store. The guy who was helping me understood what i was doing. As you walk around the store, stop, bend down, pick things up, kneel, etc.. etc.. etc.. and MAKE SURE THEY FIT!
Total out of the door for the Proline / Hodgman set, $160 and i believe money WELL spent!