I decided I needed a new pair of wading boots at the start of the season. I discovered I had some cash on my Glasgow Angling Centre card so decided that the time was right to splash out.
So I bought myself a pair of Scierra X-Tech CC6 wading boots with felt soles and then stuck them in my fishing cupboard and promptly forgot about them as one of my youngest children’s clothes wardrobe was stuck in front of the door which made access difficult.
Also, I was doing quite a bit of fishing in the salt as well as walking up a hill so did not want to ruin them. I mean I could still get another couple of seasons out my old boots right?
I mean the soles are coming off and their is a 4 inch tear down the side of them however they are not entirely unusable.
Anyway, I decided to get my new Scierra X-Tech CC6 wading boots out as I was fishing in my wee burn and had a session in the Kelvin. Both times they were great on my feet, so comfy and the support felt very good. Traction on the rocks was good……I am not going to keep going as I ended up returning them as when I took them off I noticed weird red stuff all over my wading booties. Their was a red layer of what I think was supposed to be rubber that had disintegrated.
Bloody typical I thought to myself and looked to twitter to find out what Scierra thought, nae twitter that I could find easily. I then found the Scierrra flying fishing facebook page. I posted my picture of the boots to their page but guess what? They only want pictures of positive stuff not actually sorting out problems.
I decided to just dive in to the Glasgow Angling Centre and decided to see what they would say – it was Pike angling extraordinaire Dougie Loughridge who agreed their was an issue and gave me a credit note whilst refusing to touch the boots as they were still wet. I had not even thought of the chances of cross contamination but I guess they can not be too careful. I managed to negotiate a quick discount on the Greys Strata CT wading boots using google, I found them for £50 however due to my stupid hobbit feet being larger than size 7 I could not get them at that price. When I started hunting around they gave me them a ten spot off as obviously me fannying about on my phone was the last thing they wanted to deal with.
Anyway, all is well that ends well and Top Service from the Glasgow Angling Centre!