My recent report about the damaging effects of cleats, studs or pics on our canoes and flooring prompted some good feedback on the subject . Once again Orvis has come through with a solution to the problem and at the same time help reduce the spread of disease and evasive species into rivers and lakes . Orvis has developed a fantastic product where rubber-soled wadeing boots have studs that can be easily removed and reinstalled when needed . Wilson’s staff will have power tools on site to help you but we recommend that you also carry a simple nut driver for the job as well . The Orvis company has our rivers best interest at heart when reducing the number of felt sole boots in their line-up and Wilson’s support their efforts 100% . If you still wear felt sole waders please take the time to bleach them each time you visit a different river .