Fishermen simply did not wade prior to the Civil War. One 1828 fishing writer stated “fishing and drinking are the devil’s decoys” and 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 and has been a consistent provider of fishing waders for over 120 years.
Key elements of the new book include:
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.