Wade Protected: Goat Head Sole Spikes!

Goat Head Sole Spikes Gear Review

Nothing is worse than wade fishing and taking a dive.

We’ve probably all been there before;  when nothing will stand in your way of getting to that hole just a bit further upstream that you know is holding big trout.  As you inch closer, your boot slips on the bottom of the river and you take a nice swim!

Or maybe you just have a hard time staying on your feet like this guy:


Regardless, Goat Head Sole Spikes transform your wading boats into traction machines.

The spikes come in a handy container, with traction spikes, and a custom traction spike screwdriver to attach the screws to the bottom of you boot.

Goat Head is a local company that has supported the fly fishing community in many ways.   They were a sponsor at the IF4 and donating product that was raffled off.

Read what they say about this patent pending product:

“Goat Head Sole Spikes™ are carefully designed traction spikes that screw directly into the soles of most any outdoor shoe. Unlike clumsy strap-on devices that rob the feel and agility of your performance shoe, you’ll hardly notice your Sole Spikes except for the earth-gripping traction you gain.

  • Each cup contains 24 quality Sole Spikes made from cold-forged, heat-hardened, corrosion resistant stainless steel for maximum durability as well as a 1/4″ magnetic socket bit for EASY installation
  • 28 biting edges on each head for superior traction with fewer spikes
  • Serrated flange “locks” the spike into the sole to prevent back-turning and fall out
  • Easy to install in just about any shoe as our needle point screw tip allows goes right in without pre-drilling or other methods
  • Short tip and beefy flange prevent accidental push through to the foot
  • Bright finish makes it easier to find if you happen to drop a spike in snow or gravel
  • Use of Sole Spikes™ can increase the life of your shoe sole (like a hobnail)
  • Small gauge of the tip leaves minimal impact to your sole if you remove the spikes later. Not much more than if you stepped on a goat head thorn
  •  Most importantly, they can help keep you safe!

Join the Sole Spike revolution and you can follow Goat Head here:

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Check out the pics of my Sole Spike experience with my fishing boots.  Getting the spikes assembled was step one.  Step two will be soon when I put them to test on the Henry’s Fork.

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