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Frank V
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I don't know how many, if any of you wear moccasins either to hunt in or general wear.
I do, I have been using Carl Dyer's Moccasins for several years, & they are the best. They will build them to your foot with a foot tracing, & they wear like iron. I used a pair almost daily in the summer for two years, mostly asphalt around here, & I finally had to have them resoled last month. They are in Friendship Ind. & it only took 3 weeks to get them back.
They are hand sticthed,look & feel good. I like to use them archery deer hunting. Here the season opens mid Aug. very hot in 90s sometimes. These moccasins let me feel any twigs or other things that may make noise while walking. Not good in pine needles!
Carl Dyer's advertises in TBM, They are not the least expensive Mocs you can buy, but quite possibly the best. Thought someone might be interested Frank. www,carldyers.com

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I agree with Frank V.. I have a pair I have had for about 5yrs and wearing them mostly in the woods they are the best you can buy!

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I have been thinking seriously about that. I wore boots (cowboy, military, and or hunting types depending on what I was doing and where I was) for most of my life and was always comfortable. Still have a lot of them. A "few" years back it started getting harder and harder to find anything that my feet were/are comfortable in and/or don't swell. I wear my El Cheapo slipper mocasins (gone through many pairs) most of the time now in and around the house. I do use rubber boots (Muck - love 'em) mostly for hunting. Was telling the wife just the other day I guessed I should invest in some good mocasins - and I have heard about (and seen the ad) Carl Dyer's. I've seen good comments about them so many times it is hard to doubt it but please tell me more about what makes them so good though?

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Frank V. Your link to the Carl Dyer's website has a comma rather than a period after the www.
For anyone who wants to go to Carl's site, use this link instead: www.carldyers.com

Dave in Ft. Collins, CO

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Frank V
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Dave, You'r correct! dang fingers! Sometimes punch wrong keys. It'd help to proofread too. Everyone use the link on dachba's reply. www.carldyers.com They are excellent moccasins, you will like them. Frank. Sorry!

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Frank V
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Ber643. The moccasins are all hand stitched, lock stitched, They are made of very thick leather, it is up to 1/4" thick. Made from Swiss dairy cattle 16 - 18 years old. I'm quoting from Carl Dyer's catalog. Tanned in England, using an exclusive double bath chrome tanning process which includes the use of artesian spring water & mutton tallow. It increases the tensile strenght of the leather without sacrificing any of it's suppleness. The end result is a thick, water resistant, flexible leather that is comfortable to wear, yet extremely durable. Say durable again they really are.
I have spoken to them on the phone several times, & they really do want you pleased with their product. If you go to their web you can see all of the moccasins they offer. Call them, they will really try to please you & offer helpfull advise. Gosh haven't typed this much in a long time. Frank

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Thanks, Frank (for all the typing [Wink] ) I did go to the site and looked around - but it helps to hear customers words though - straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak.

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Frank V
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Ber643, Thanks, if you try a pair you will like them. I expecially like the rendezvous, but I like & wear the lace boots alot. They are a 3 eye moccasin. I do wear them hunting too just not in pine needles. Frank

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Hey Frank how are the mocs on being slippery on wet grass and such? That is the only problem i have found with other mocs i have worn.

Thanks!

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Anyone know how they compare to arrowmocs? http://www.arrowmoc.com/

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Frank V
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Huntsmanlance, The Carl Dyers have leather soles that are plain (no tread) they would be slick on wet grass,pine needles, mud, etc. I also don't wear them in real rocky conditions. I use LLBean Main Hunting Shoe in wet conditions. Here In Calif. it is dry & warm much of the hunting season so moccasins are a viable shoe. Snake country, I'd use a higher top boot.
I buy the double sole moccasin & they last really well, as I said before I wear them on asphalt & went 2 years before I had to have them resoled. I like them ! Frank

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Ron Ouelletes moccasins (www.arrowmoc.com) look very similar to Dyers.I thought I had read somewhere that he had worked for Dyers years ago. Not too sure if that is accurate. The moccasin construction description seems almost identical.Both use hides from Swiss cattle.

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Real easy fix for slick moccasins. Just coat the bottoms of them with rubber cement and tire shavings. Both Fred Asbell and Jay Massey talk about the technique in their books.

As for Dyer moccasins, I bought my dad a pair after he went through nine pairs of cheapies in six years. That was seven years ago, and his Dyers are still going storng.

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That's interesting, Jeff. I was a little concerned about the slipping - what with all our Loblolly Pines here in NC - makes sense to me - make 'em non-skid, eh? Like to know more about the tire shavings - could probably use coarse sand or silicone like they do in paint too.

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Just head down to the nearest place that sells and mounts tires and ask 'em if you can have a handful of shavings off the balancing machine.

The shave the tire to tweak the balance. Works sort of like a large grinder. The shavings are almost powder. Just coat the bottom of the moc with barge or contact cement, let dry, apply another coat, sprinkle with shavings. After that dries brush on one more coat of cement and you can't possibly slip. Lasts close to a year for my Dad, and he runs the entire farm outta those mocs.

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