What Size Fly Fishing Boots Do I Need?

Fly fishing boots are one of the most important items of clothing a fly fisherman can own. They provide comfort and protection while wading through the water, and they also keep feet warm while out on the water.

Choosing the right size of boot is essential for optimal performance.

The right size of boot is determined by two factors: foot length and foot width. Foot length is measured from heel to toe, while foot width is measured at the ball of the foot. It’s best to measure both dimensions in centimeters, then convert them to a standard shoe size in your country.

When shopping for fly fishing boots, it’s important to also consider the type of terrain you’ll be fishing on. If you’re mainly fishing in shallow rivers or streams, then a light-weight boot with good ankle support will do just fine. But if you’re going to be trekking through rocky terrain or deep waters, then a more heavy-duty boot with sturdy materials and a higher ankle support will be necessary.

When trying on boots, be sure to wear the same type of socks that you normally wear when fly fishing so that you get an accurate fit. It’s also important to try on multiple sizes and brands until you find one that fits comfortably without being too tight or too loose.


Ultimately, finding the right size and type of fly fishing boots comes down to personal preference and comfort level. Take your time when selecting a pair and donโ€™t forget to factor in the type of terrain youโ€™ll likely be wading in when deciding what size boots you need.

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Lindsay Collins