"All This Madness"

August 4, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Chester Allen traces the route many of us take in becoming better-geared fly fishers: infatuation with the fashionable, followed by fascination with the new, followed by the somewhat inevitable “crankdom.” “My wader story during the past 30 years started with baggy, fabric waders, moved to sleek rubber waders, then to neoprene waders – and now we’re back to baggy, fabric waders, albeit made with cloth that lets hot air escape while keeping wet water out.” In the Washington state Olympian.