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Fishing Shoes

When one of my fishing buddies was a bachelor, I helped him move several times.  Amazingly, his possessions consisted of little more than half-empty containers of brown mustard and dozens of pairs of shoes.

Yet I do not recall any fishing shoes.  But then, except for waders, what are “fishing shoes?”

My “fishing shoes” are usually shoes that once served other purposes but now are in the later stages of their life. If fishing from shore, well-worn “clodhopper” boots help, well, hop clods en route to a rural farm pond.  If fishing from a boat, old sneakers usually do the trick but sometimes I will go with a sturdy pair of sandals.

Normally, I don’t notice shoes but I was sorting through some photos recently and realized that maybe I too, have a shoe problem; I have actually taken photos of some professional anglers’ shoes.  Rather than dwell on what this means, I have decided to turn this into a fun little quiz.

Can you guess the angler by the footwear?

(Hint: Two have won the BassMaster Classic, one has a T.V. fishing show, and one is just a  dude who loves to fish.)

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Andy Whitcomb

Andy Whitcomb

Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.