Felt Sole Ban Considered for Parts of Catskills

Morgan Lyle reported yesterday that felt-soled waders may soon be banned on parts of Catskills rivers and the lower Hudson River valley. The ban is being considered only for city-owned property at this time, but some anglers are already complaining that it might limit access for those who feel felt is the safest alternative.
“Since the ban would apply only to city-owned property, most of the Catskill streams would be unaffected. The city generally owns only the area immediately around its reservoirs and part of the streams that feed them. The ban would not affect the branches of the Delaware or the lower Neversink, for example, except near the reservoir dams.”

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