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Adults' Streamside Cleat with Boa
Item #: CA299528
This premium stream cleat will give you exceptional traction on even the most treacherous river bottoms.
- Boa-closure knob ensures a reliable, custom fit.
- Durable carbide studs reliably grip rock, weed and algae.
- The M2 Boa reel will perform flawlessly even in sand and gravel.
- Durable stainless steel and rubber frame will stand up to the toughest rocks.
- Get four-wheel drive for your feet with this revolutionary stream cleat.
- Simply slip over your wading boots and tighten the Boa knob.
- You'll have great traction on everything from coastal jetties to your favorite trout stream.
- The Boa Closure is fast and easy to use with one hand so you'll be on the water in no time.
Adults' Streamside Cleat with Boa is rated out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by aksteelheader from If considering, just buy Just got back for an icy cold, but productive trip of Steelhead fishing and am I glad that I had these in my bag! They go on easy, and come off a little more difficult. During this last trip I found that I was slipping on some slick rocks and decided to put these on for a try. It was like locking up a 4x4 and being able to climb on icy banks and navigate over slick rocks with no problem. I now have no need for Kennibuck studded boots. I really appreciate the on and off boa system. These cleats were the envoy of my group that I was fishing with!
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by DCTCJT from Pretty good, but... The concept of these cleats is a GREAT idea, and a possible life saver. However, after 3 outings in a rock filled river I have some comments. Pros: They do provide great grip. The Boa system seems to work nice, which makes them reasonably easy to put on and remove. Cons: The tiny carbide tips on top of the cleats are pretty much worn down to the top of main cleat after three outings. Not sure they will make it through the season without wearing through the main cleat... we'll see. Perhaps much larger/better tips or replaceable cleats. I'd spend the money to change them out each year. Make sure you tighten the boa really well... or they will come off, and make sure to check them again once you've been in the water a while. I almost lost one the first time out. I wear a size 10WWW warm weather wading shoe (sneakers), and size 11 hip boot. The M/L. The M/L works fine for me. However, when I tighten them so they don't come off both the boots and sneakers, there is not much left to tighten. So, if you wear a size 8, 8 1/2, be careful what size you buy. Can't recommend them just yet, as I will have to see how the cleats hold up.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by GLsteelheader from Boa and sand does not mix Once on the boot, the cleats provide tenacious gripping power on most everything, including ice. This is very welcome for those using bootfoot waders in subfreezing weather, as boot foot waders generally offer little to no real traction in many conditions encountered by river anglers, especially steelheaders. As a bonus, they are lighter in weight than cleat system offered by the competition. However, the problem remains with the boa system in sand/silt enviroments, as commonly encountered many Midwestern rivers. The boa will not release and loosen when jammed with sand. As such, you cannot pull the knob up to loosen the cables and take them off your boot. They must be cleaned out, however, a key for taking the boa mechanism apart is not included by LL Bean. The first time this happened, cleaning the mechanism out did allow them to function as they should. However, after cleaning the sand clogging the gears the second time, the boa mechanism still will not release to loosen. Back to LL Bean they go.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by HonJock from Superb on Ice These were the best thing I have ever bought for fishing along streams where there is ice along the bank. They are designed for slick rocks and weeds, but really work well on the ice.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bill from Boa stream Cleats I bought these cleats ten months ago and use them a lot. Practically each time I use them though the hook connections come apart and I end up having to tighten them in my vise when I get back home. I actually lost a metal loop connections in a stream and had to re-make the connection using a lock washer because these links are very difficult to find (at least for me), see attached photo. It happened to me again today and I finally decided to write my comments.
Date published: 2019-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stilllearningtosee from Amazing! These are absolutely amazing! Going on my second year with them and continue to be impressed at how much less dangerous it is to walk in steams and over wet rocks. Much less fear of slipping and losing my camera (I photograph rather than fish).
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by TimmyC from Great Design Streamside Cleats are great! Designed well, easy on, easy off. No more slipping and sliding for this fly fisherman!
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boomercide from awesome I have bought these cleats a year ago I bought them for salmon fishing the salmon river in Ny and I love these so easy too put on and off and they grab anything that the stream can throw at you well worth the money!! Keep up the good work ll bean!
Date published: 2017-05-25