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AMERICA?S FISHING WADERS: THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN FISHING WADERS - HODGMAN, 1838 TO DATE

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Author: Victor R. Johnson, Jr.
Publisher: EP Press, Dec 2008
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-9740531-2-0BOP

Synopsis
A 1828 fishing writer stated ?fishing & drinking are the devil?s decoys? & warned of the adverse health impacts from wading. Follow the development of waders through the history of Hodgman Rubber Company. Hodgman has been a consistent provider of fishing waders for over 120 years. 150+ B&W photos; 8x11 inches, 131 pgs.

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Fishermen simply did not wade prior to the Civil War. One 1828 fishing writer stated ?fishing & drinking are the devil?s decoys? & warned of the adverse health impacts from wading. America?s Fishing Waders follows the development of waders through the history of Hodgman Rubber Company (Hodgman). Hodgman was founded in 1838 & has been a consistent provider of fishing waders for over 120 years.

Key elements of the new book include:
* The development & history of different types of waders (i.e., rubber, plastic, nylon, neoprene & breathable),
* A foreword & other information from Ron Foster?owner of Hodgman from 1979 to 2005,
* An analysis of current & expected future developments in waders,
* 131 pages,
* 150 photos &/or graphics (most of which are historic in nature),

This book will be of interest to any fisherman who has waded or plans to wade in the pursuit of their favorite sport fish. It also will be of interest to all fishermen wanting to better understand the history of their sport.

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