Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > Cleaning gear - Didymo

Al514June 14th, 2008, 9:52 am
Central New York

Posts: 142
I went down to the Delaware for the first time yesterday and I am concerned about not carrying Didymo to streams in my hometown. What are some effective ways of cleaning your waders/boots?
Al514June 14th, 2008, 10:04 am
Central New York

Posts: 142
Nevermind, I just googled how to do it - freezing everything seems like the easiest way.
GONZOJune 14th, 2008, 10:37 am
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681

I applaud your concern. For those who don't find freezing convenient, I believe the EPA suggests soaking in a 2% solution of bleach or a 5% solution of either dishwashing detergent or salt for at least a minute. At the very least, thorough drying (an additional 48 hours after the material feels dry) is suggested.
MartinlfJune 16th, 2008, 1:42 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3130
Good for you Artie. I notice that some of the new boots by Simms and others are designed to be easier to clean in order to help stop the spread of invasives. Thanks for this post; it will help keep solutions on the radar for us.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.
Most Recent Posts
Re: Fly fishing near Albuquerque New Mexico
In General Discussion by JJTrout (Taoski replied)
Re: Montana Bound
In General Discussion by Wbranch (Jmd123 replied)
Re: Need hatch info for southern Indiana - is this even available?
In the Identify This! Board by Jmd123 (Taxon replied)
Re: Scissors
In Fly Tying by PESCATORE (Martinlf replied)
In General Discussion by Wbranch
Re: How did you start fly fishing?
In General Discussion by Summer_doug (Adirman replied)
Re: Low water trouting
In Fishing Reports by Partsman
Re: Indiana stream survey, Phase II
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Partsman replied)
Re: NH wet fly
In Fly Tying by Jvand (Partsman replied)
Re: Test to see if this works!
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Roguerat replied)