Chota to produce first DUCS® equipped waders

Frank Bryant, CEO and Owner of Chota Outdoor Gear and Dave Hall of DUCS Suspenders, LLC introduced a new, innovative line of high quality line of fly fishing waders which utilize the patented DUCS® suspender system.

The announcement was made on July 16th at the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) Show in Orlando, Florida

This unique, yet amazingly simple concept permits the upper part of the wader to be disconnected and allowed to fall down, while the lower ( belt line and below) part of the wader remains strongly supported by a pair of color coded quick release buckles. If the lower set of buckles is released, the waders can be fully dropped or removed. What makes the DUCS® system unique is that, when the buckles are disconnected, the suspenders remain on the user in a stable, comfortable harness.


DUCS® - Most Recent Developments & Field Trials

In the summer of 2012 DUCS® SuspendersThe DUCS® Suspenders SystemDUCS® Suspenders, LLC began phase II of prototype development and independent field tests. The results were far beyond our expectations!

DUCS® were initially developed out of the need to have a suspender system which would allow the user to remove or lower his or her pants, without first removing his outer garments. We knew, based on years of experimentation, that they would get very high marks in this area. During the development process we discovered that the secondary attributes of our design were creating a far superior system, a system that was far more comfortable, allowed much greater freedom of movement and were easier to use and, due to the fact that there are multiple options for the connection between the suspenders and pants, they are much more versatile. The figure on the right shows a standard 2", Heavy Duty DUCS® harness together with four different, interchangeable (within a given strap width) lower units.