Guys, I've heard several opinions now about what to do with chest waders if you do happen to go overboard. I would like to hear everyone's opinion and see if maybe we can come to an agreement on the issue. Option 1: Shuck your waders immediately: waders will fill with water and drag you down. Option 2: Pull your knees to you chest to trap any air into your waders: trapped air will help you float. Also, modern day waders can be made of thick neoprene - neoprene has a natural buoyancy that can help you float whether they fill with water or not. For years, I've always been told that Option 1 was what you're supposed to do. No questions asked. Option 2 was mentioned in a safety article I read not long ago, and was the first time that I had heard that. I had a buddy about a year or two ago sink his boat while hauling brush out to a blind - he was not wearing a lifejacket. Once he hit the water, he started struggling - another guy that was with him said that he should relax, and let the waders float him...which he did and he swam his way to shore with his arms while keeping in a ball to stay afloat. Now with that being said, what does everyone think?