Smart waders. Hmmm. Seems like the idea has arisen out of a legitimate scientific need to collect large sets of data efficiently in an effort to better assess and address the health of fisheries. But after my first read, I think I will opt to keep my waders dumb. Don’t get me wrong…I am not an anti-tech purist. When the fishing is good (or I have ventured farther than I had planned), I certainly appreciate the convenience of pulling out my cell phone to give notice of a later home e.t.a. (spouses appreciate this, as well). But, sometimes, I just want to be away from the world on the stream…rather than streaming unbridled data into the virtual world.
Click on the photo above or the link below to read BBC story about Smart Waders