Stud Service

Stud Service, in this case the application of traction devises on any new Simms Wading Shoes.

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Stud Service: in this case the application of traction devises on Wading Shoes. Shoes must be delivered clean and dry.
Hard Bite Boot Studs, Star Cleats, AlumiBite Cleats can be installed on
any new Simms Wading Shoes.
Hard Bite Boot Studs for insallation in felt soles 
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Hard Bite Boot Studs for insallation in Vibram soles 
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Simms Star Cleats
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AlumiBite Star Cleats
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Let's face it, the riverbeds in the Pacific Northwest provide some of the most challenging wading surfaces to be found anywhere. Long ago anglers found that studded soles on their wading shoes made wading safer and more comfortable. Tire studs with tungsten carbide inserts became the standard wading sole studs though the 1990's. Now Simms has revolutionized wading shoe traction by providing three proven wading devices that make the tire-stud obsolete. They are the Hard Bite Stud, Hard Bite Star Cleat and AlumiBite Star Cleat. At the Fly Fishing Shop, we have tested all three types of devices extensively on some of the roughest steelhead rivers in the country, the Deschutes, Clackamas and Umpqua. We know how to install these devices in patterns that will make you nearly invincible on any river. Remember that good fly casting and presentation starts from the bottom of your feet.

The staff at The Fly Fishing Shop will be glad to install Simms HardBite Boot Studs and/or Star Cleats in any new Simms wading shoes. You must click one of the buttons below to get the installation added to your NEW wading shoes if you are purchasing online
HardBite Studs and/or Star Cleats can also be installed in any newer used Simms wading shoes as long as they are clean (and preferably dry).
Bring your wading shoes to the shop or ship them to us. A shipping charge will be added if you wish us to ship them back to you.
HardBite Boot Studs are easy to install and can be used on many soles from many manufacturers. Be sure that your shoe soles are thick enough so that the screws don't reach all the way through the foot bed.
 Sorry, not available for cleat-sole boot-foot waders. 

Moderate (A System For Moderate Flows).

This system of Hard Bite Boot Studs is for moderate streams with moderate bottoms. Mid West, low gradient free stone streams with moderate size gravel and moderate current speeds. Ten Hard Bite Boot Studs per boot are installed to give increased usable traction at a low cost.  This set up contains 20 Hard Bites installed per pair of wading shoes.

Moderate, A Hard Bite Stud System For Moderate Flows

Item Description Traction Price To Top
STUD-1 Moderate, A Hard Bite Stud System For Moderate Flows 10 Hard Bites per boot sole $35.95

Aggressive (A System For Most Trout Stream Fishing).

This configuration of Hard Bite Boot Studs will serve well for most trout fishers on most trout streams. Good traction in most situations. Fourteen Hard Bite Boot Studs per boot are installed to give vastly increased usable traction at a moderate cost.  This set up contains 28 Hard Bites installed per pair of wading shoes.

Vibram Sole with 14 Hard Bite Studs installed.

Item Description Size Price To Top
STUD-2 Aggressive, A Hard Bite Stud System For Most Trout Stream Fishing 14 Hard Bites per boot sole $36.95

Extreme Challenge (A System For Big Steelhead/Salmon Rivers).

This is the granddaddy of wading shoe traction devices. This is a favorite with professional steelhead guides who fish big rivers, such as the Deschutes, Umpqua and Clackamas Rivers. Fourteen Hard Bite Boot Studs and eleven Star Cleats per boot are installed to give maximum deep wading traction. This set up contains 28 Hard Bites and 14 Star Cleats installed per pair of wading shoes.

Extreme Challenge

Item Description Size Price To Top
STUD-3 Extreme Challenge, A Hard Bite Stud System For Big Steelhead/Salmon rivers 14 Hard Bites and 7 Star Cleats per boot sole $69.95

Simms HardBite Boot Studs Hard Bite Boot Studs
Welded carbide gripper pellets enhance traction and durability of any wading shoe soles.
  • 1/4" hex head sharp point screw with carbide pellets welded to screw head
  • 20 studs per package
    Screws into any felt sole or Vibram sole, be sure to have hard shield inner sole, bites into the hardest, slickest rocks.
  • 45+ Rockwell hard screws specifically designed for rubber soles
Item Description Size Price To Top
AHB1090000 Simms Hard Bite Boot Studs for felt soles, per 20-pack 1/4-inch Hex Head $29.95

AHB1090020 Simms Hard Bite Boot Studs for rubber soles, per 20-pack 1/4-inch Hex Head $29.95


Simms Star Cleats Hard Bite Star Cleats
Feature welded shards of tungsten carbide on a star shaped gripper to enhance traction and durability of any wading shoe soles.
  • 5/8" Star Cleat with carbide shards welded to screw head
  • Specifically shaped to fit between the mini-360 lugs on Simms' StreamTread™ outsoles
  • 45+ Rockwell hardness, zinc plated for corrosion resistance
  • May be used individually or in combination with HardBite™ Studs in any pattern that the angler chooses to best fit the wading environment
  • 16 cleats and screws per package
  • Patent pending
  • Made in USA
Item Description Size Price To Top
AHB1090ffs Simms Hard Bite Star Cleats, per 10-pack 5/8-inch diameter $39.95



 
AlumiBite Star Cleats
Conforms to micro surfaces of rocks for enhanced traction and grip. Star shaped gripper to enhance traction and durability of any wading shoe soles.
  • Corrosion-free aluminum is softer than carbide and physically conforms to the micro surfaces of rocks to provide an excellent grip
  • 14 cleats and screws per package
    Specifically engineered to fit with the Simms StreamTread™ lug pattern so the cleat cannot spin or work loose.
  • May be used individually or in combination with HardBite Star Cleats and Studs in any pattern that the angler chooses to best fit the wading environment
Item Description Size Price To Top
AHB1090040 Simms AlumiBite Star Cleats, per 14-pack 5/8-inch diameter $29.95


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