I readily admit that I am "high maintenance". My friends joke that my idea of camping is staying at the Ritz Carlton. This isn't so much because I need opulence to be happy. That is not it at all. My fatal flaw is that I know exactly what my needs are to have an enjoyable time when I'm traveling, fishing, or whatever adventure is next.
The Korkers line of wading boots are perfect partners for the "high maintenance" fisherman. I can own one pair of boots but switch out the soles and transform its performance to fit the conditions I expect on the stream.
The Korkers boots feature the Omnitrax soles that can be removed and replaced. It's an ingenious system that includes - Felt soles with and without studs, Vibram sticky rubber with small lugs and big chunky lugs, carbide studded rubber soles, and alumatrax with aluminum bars across the sole (my personal favorite).
The Whitehorse features the Boa lace system - so it goes on like a custom ski boot and you just push in the dial and twist it clockwise until you have the snug fit that you desire. This is a huge advantage in the winter or when your finger are wet and cold - easy tightening. The loosen by popping out the button and pulling forward. Easy on and easy off.
If you've never tried it you really should give it a spin. Ski and snowboard boot-makers have been using systems like this for a reason. It works.
The kind of angler who regrets leaving your micro nymph box at home once you see the conditions on the stream will be relieved that an extra pair of soles takes up very little room in your car or gear bag, so you can test the waters and switch things out if you like.
If you are the type of person that becomes overwhelmed by having too many choices. You can eliminate one major choice - which wading boot - by choosing something in the Korkers line up. The Whitehorse wading boot is an excellent choice.