Tugsten screw wading boot studs are the best option anything else is a waste of money. Slipping on rocks all day isn’t any fun and it definitely isn’t safe. Tungsten studs are more expensive but are the best stud and last a lot longer than other options. Follow these simple steps to install boot studs in the soles of your wading boots and you’ll have all the traction you need to stay dry-side-up as you move from one honey hole to the next. For the most traction on slippery rocks, you want at least 10 boot studs in each boot. Of course, if you fish streams that aren’t as slippery, you can probably get away with fewer boot studs. Before you jump in and start screwing in wading boot studs at random, take a minute to think about the best location for each wading boot stud. There isn’t a single best wading stud pattern for wading boots, but here are a few tips to get started.
Generally, your wading boot studs should be spread out evenly across the sole of your boot, with a slightly higher concentration of studs on the outer edges. Additionally, your heels and ball of feet make the most contact with the ground, so each of those areas should be well studded.
Whatever you do, don’t install so many studs that you replace your rubber sole with steel that’ll make your boots more slippery than having no studs at all!. Most purpose-built wading boot studs come in packages of 20, so if you want to be fully kitted out, you’ll have to buy two one package for each boot. Screw the Studs In But Don’t Over-Tighten hand tighten only don't use a drill if you over tighten the studs in your wading boots they will pull out in a short time.