Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

Warranty

Sizing

Choosing the Proper Wader

Personal Flotation Devices

Wader Care & Storage

Sponsorship, Donations, Professional Staff

Catalog, Product Listings

How can I become a dealer of Hodgman products?

Invention

Career Opportunities

Logo Products

Answers

What is the warranty on my Hodgman product?

For your convenience, our warranty information is listed here.

How do I seek warranty replacement of my Hodgman waders?

For your convenience, our warranty processing information is listed on the Warranty page.

How should my waders fit?

Hodgman® waders are available in many sizes. Fit should be loose with ample material to accommodate any normal body motion (bending, stepping, casting, etc.). Allow extra room for socks and undergarments if needed. Leg length is most important. You should be able to place one foot on a chair without any excessive bending. Please take a look at our Fitting Guide for additional information.

Do you make custom fit waders?

Unfortunately, we do not repair, retrofit or special make sizes. Please take a look at our Waders Size Chart and our Wade Shoe Size Chart for sizing recommendations.

What size wading shoe should I purchase?

You should be able to purchase the same size wading shoe as your street shoes,however remember if you wear thick socks for warmth it is often a good idea to go up one size . The wading shoes are only available in whole sizes, if you normally wear a halfsize, we recommend that you go up to the next size. See the fit guide for recommendations.

How do I choose the proper wader for my activity?

For your convenience, we have some helpful information or choosing the proper wader for your activity and weather conditions available here.

Should I wear a flotation device with my waders?

Yes! We recommend that a flotation device and/or wading belt be worn when wearing waders.

How do I properly care for and store my waders?

Unpack and unroll waders as soon as you return home or to camp. Rinse the waders with tap water after each use. If waders are dirty or have been used in salt water, handwash them in warm water with a mild detergent. Do not bleach, machine dry, iron or dry clean your waders. Prior to storage, your waders must be completely dry inside and out. Store bootfoot waders upside down. Always store your waders out of sunlight, and away from electrical appliances. Do not expose waders to excessive heat and keep them away from open fires.

Does Hodgman provide sponsorship for individuals?

Thank you for your interest in sponsorship and desire to support the Hodgman brand. Our pro staff is fully booked and we are not adding any new sponsorships at this time. If you would like to be considered for any future openings, you can submit an email to sponsorship@hodgman.com with the subject line “Sponsorship/Pro Staff” for review. We wish you well with your fishing endeavors and appreciate your brand loyalty.

Does Hodgman provide donations for events?

We receive thousands of requests for donations every year. It is not possible for us to assist with all of them. If you wish to submit a request for a product donation, please send your donation request to sponsorship@hodgman.com. Your e-mail will be passed along to our donations coordinator. If we are able to provide a donation for your event, we will reply shortly. If you have not received a response within two weeks of your event, this means we were not able to offer support at this time. As you submit your request, please include the following information:

  • Event Sponsor/Organizer
  • A main contact for the donation with their title, phone number, e-mail, & shipping address
  • A brief explanation of the event along with its purpose
  • Event date
  • How the donation will be used
  • Who will be attending the event (Ex. Adults, children, students, families, etc)
  • How many attendees are expected?

Does Hodgman take applications for Pro Staff?

Thank you for your interest in sponsorship and desire to support the Hodgman brands. Our pro staff is fully booked and we are not adding any new sponsorships at this time. If you would like to be considered for any future openings, you can submit an email to prostaff@hodgman.com with the subject “Sponsorship/Pro Staff” for review. We wish you well with your fishing endeavors and appreciate your brand loyalty.

Can I receive a Hodgman product catalog?

The Hodgman product catalog is available exclusively online as an e-catalog for your convenience. Catalog

Why is my item not shown on the web site?

Every year Hodgman manufactures many different wader and boot styles. As we strive to improve our current product offerings, we sometimes discontinue products from the past. When a product is discontinued, it may no longer be visible on the website.

My business is located in the Americas. How do I become a retailer/dealer for Hodgman?

If you are interested in becoming a dealer or retailer of our products and are located in the Americas (South, North, or Central America), contact us at dealerinquiry@hodgman.com with the following information:

  • Name & brief description of the business
  • Contact name, phone number, e-mail & address (including country)
  • Type of Business
    • Retailer (physical building)
    • E-commerce (internet store)
    • Both retailer & E-commerce
  • Do you have a someone at your company that is English speaking?
  • Length of time as an operational business
  • Expected annual sales
  • Percentage of annual sales that are currently fishing tackle
  • A listing of fishing tackle brands currently sold by your business

My business is located outside of the Americas. How do I become a retailer/dealer?

If you are interested in becoming a retailer/dealer of Hodgman products outside of the Americas, please contact the appropriate office listed below.

Germany:
Pure Fishing Deutschland GmbH
Uferweg 40-42 • 63571 Gelnhausen
Telefon +49 (0) 6051 / 8287-0
Telefax +49 (0) 6051 / 8287-20
Email: info@de.purefishing.com
Geschäftsführer: Michael Stahlberg HRB 13336 AG Hanau
Steuernummer 044 241 46647
Ust.Id.Nr.: DE 23463662

UK:
Pure Fishing (UK) Ltd.
1 Brooklands
Moons Moat Drive
Redditch
B98 9DW
Great Britain
Tel: +44 (0)1527 405 410
Fax: +44 (0)1527 405 411
Email: contactus@uk.purefishing.com

Italy:
Pure Fishing Italy
Via Conturli 59/A
16042 Carasco (GE)
Italy
Tel: 39.0185.351851
Email: info@it.purefishing.com

France:
Pure Fishing France
396 rue de la Precision
74970 Marignier
France
Tel: 33.4.5096.7700
Email: info@fr.purefishing.com

The Netherlands:
Pure Fishing Netherlands
labc 5188
NL-4814 RA BREDA
Netherlands
Tel: 31.11.145.0044
Email: info@nl.purefishing.com

Sweden:
Pure Fishing Sweden
SE- 376 81
Svangsta, Sweden
Tel: 46.454.88000
Email: info@se.purefishing.com

Norway:
Pure Fishing Norway
Kjeller Vest 3, bygg 2
Postboks 72
2007 Kjeller
Tel: 47.23.23.40.0002
Email: info@no.purefishing.com

Denmark:
Pure Fishing Denmark
Tinvej 1
POB 3024
Randers 8900
Denmark
Tel: 45.86.447.899
Email: info@dk.purefishing.com

Finland:
Pure Fishing Finland
Pakkalankuja 7
FI-01510 Vantaa
Finland
Tel: 358.9.350.8080
Email: info@fi.purefishing.com

Remaining areas of Europe:
Pure Fishing Europe
396 rue de la Precision
74970 Marignier France
Tel: 33.4.5096.7700
Email: info.europe@fr.purefishing.com

Japan:
Pure Fishing Japan Co.,Ltd
Shibaura Square Building
4-9-25, Shibaura Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
108-0023
TEL No: 81-3-6858-7008 
Email: info@jp.purefishing.com

Australia:
Pure Fishing Australia Pty Ltd
PO Box 5199
Chittaway Bay, NSW 2261
Phone 61-2- 4351 7740
Facsimile 61-2- 4351 7741
info@purefishing.com.au

New Zealand:
Pure Fishing New Zealand
38 Arrenway Drive, Mairangi Bay
Auckland, New Zealand
Phone 64-9-4760147
Facsimile 64-9-4760148
Email: info@nz.purefishing.com
Postal - Pure Fishing NZ
PO Box 305 666, Triton Plaza
North Shore 0575 New Zealand

Asia:
Pure Fishing Asia
13F No. 366 Bei Teng Road
Bei Teng District
Taichung
Taiwan
Tel: 886.4.2246.3949
Email: info@tw.purefishing.com

In Taiwan:
Pure Fishing Taiwan
13F No. 366 Bei-Tun Road
Taichung 40600
Taiwan
Tel: 866.4.2247.3389
Email: info@tw.purefishing.com

Malaysia:
Pure Fishing Malaysia
Region: Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore
No. 36 Jalan Kartonis U1/47
Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya
40150 shah Alam Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia
Tel: 6.3.5032.9288
Email: info@my.purefishing.com

Korea:
Pure Fishing Korea
Sam Ryung induspark 6F
193-4
Chun Eui-Dong
Wonmi-Gu
Bucheon-Si
Gyunggi-Do
Korea
Tel: 82.32.348.6880
Email: info@kr.purefishing.com

How do I submit an idea or invention to Hodgman for consideration?

Thank you for your interest in sharing an invention idea with Hodgman. Occasionally we are contacted regarding products and inventions which the submitter hopes may be of value to our business. While some submissions are made without thought of compensation, in other instances the submitter believes their submission will result in Hodgman having an obligation to provide payment of some kind. We want such persons to protect their interests. At the same time, we must also protect our interests. We maintain a large research staff and various outside consultants to find ways to improve our products and to develop new ones. Thus, it is quite possible one of our own employees or consultants has already conceived of the same or similar idea as that which you wish to submit, or that we have already noted the idea in various trade and scientific publications.

We have found it necessary, therefore, to adopt a uniform policy for the consideration of all ideas, products, and inventions submitted to us by persons outside of our organization. Under this policy, we can consider only those suggestions for which a copy of our Submission Form has been completed. If the terms herein are acceptable to you, please check the appropriate box, sign, and return the form to us by mail along with a description of your idea, product, or invention. Upon receipt, we will then be able to send your input to the appropriate department for consideration. After we have studied your idea and/or proposal, we will contact you if we have interest in pursuing further discussions regarding its commercialization. Please note that we are unable to accept non-patented ideas for which the submitter expects compensation. Invention Submission Forms can be sent to the following address:

Hodgman
Invention Submission c/o Marketing
7 Science Court
Columbia, SC 29203

Download Form Here

How do I find out more about career opportunities?

Please visit the Career Section of the Pure Fishing website for information on career opportunities.

Does Hodgman sell or give away decals or logo gear?

Thank you for your interest in displaying the Hodgman logo on your hard goods and clothing. We do not currently have decals or logo gear available for purchase, but anticipate that it may become a part of our offerings in future seasons.