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DescriptionA new cleat from Simms that is specifically engineered to fit with the Simms StreamTread™ lug pattern - utilizing corrosion-free aluminum to conform to micro-surfaces of rocks.
- Corrosion-free aluminum is softer than carbide and physically conforms to the micro surfaces of rocks to provide an excellent grip
- Specifically engineered to fit with the Simms StreamTread™ lug pattern so the cleat cannot spin or work loose
- May be used individually or in combination with HardBite Star Cleats and Studs in any pattern that the angler chooses to best fit the wading environment
- 14 cleats and screws per package
- Click here for StreamTread™ cleat patterns and Vibram® Resoling resources
- Made in USA
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- only lasted one season Review by janeflyfish
OverallI have the alumiBite star cleats. I liked them for my rivers here in Alaska....but I didn't check them for wear. In one season, ( yes I fish a lot) they are all worn down. The hard part was even the screw had lost most of its bite so I have 4 out of 14 I can't get out. I will try them again for this season but I will watch the wear more carefully... Hope it isn't $30.oo a season.
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(Posted on 7/25/13)
- Best grip available Review by Herman
OverallThese cleats saved my new guide boots as the boots were so slippery that I wanted to return them but once I put these cleats on I could maintain grip on virtually any surface. They stand slightly proud so also end up providing good grip in mud and on tree roots (whereas the hardbite cleats are flush)
(Posted on 7/16/13)
- combination is best Review by needmoretimeoff
OverallRecently replaced my old Simms guide boots with felt/studs with updated version with vibram soles and put a combination of alumibite/hardbite cleats. They appear to grab better than old boots so I'm happy that I updated to new soles and didn't loose any stability.
(Posted on 4/23/13)
- Like a goat Review by daved810
OverallI use these in my Rivershed Boots and Riprap Shoes. Living in Alberta I typically fish eastern slope streams and hike across wet and bare rock all day. These cleats make a significant difference when scaling some sketchy terrain. They're also excellent for hiking in and out of the remote locations over moss, dirt, mud and long grass. I was shocked to see that they are virtually impossible to walk off - so to speak. I thought for sure that a long day of brutal hiking would lose a few of these off the sole. I'm happy to say that once they're screwed in, you can't lose them. Another well designed product by Simms.
(Posted on 11/20/12)
- Don't Like 'Em Review by flyfisher63
OverallFished the Salmon River in NY recently, which I have fished for many years. I have always had Simms boots with hard studs and have never had a problem. I now have a brand new pair of Guide Boots with AlumiBite Cleats. It was like walking on marbles. My feet were constantly slipping (while my buddies with Simms hard cleats had no problems). The softer, aluminum cleat sounded like a great idea when I spoke to the Simms staff, but I will be replacing them with HardBite Star Cleats or Studs.
(Posted on 11/8/12)
- Alumibite Cleats Review by Kevin J
OverallI bought these for a trip to Pulaski, NY. I wanted to give them a try even though I was happy with the hardbite cleats. I gave the Alumibite cleats a 2 because of durability. Even though I got good traction, another angler and I wore these studs down to the screws in 5 days of fishing. At $30 a pop I'll stick with the hardbite cleats.
(Posted on 11/8/12)
- AlumiBite Cleats Review by newby
OverallI will be trying fly fishing for the first time in a few weeks. I just bought a new pair of Simms Headwater boots and a container of the Alumibite Star Cleats at Bass Pro Shop. The guy there could only guess as to the proper placement of the cleats.The Simms web site shows cleat placement using between 8 to 10 cleats per boot but there are only 14 cleats in the package. What is the best placement for 7 cleats per boot or should I buy another package of cleats and install more than 7 per boot?
Thanks for any help.
[From Simms] Thanks newby: you can really place the Alumibite Cleats anywhere you like. A lot of people use them around the perimeter or on the ball of their feet. Try a couple different patterns as it can vary depending on the riverbed. Then you can hone in the best pattern for your river system.
(Posted on 8/28/12)
- They pull out Review by ifishway2much
OverallI have mixed feelings regarding these boot studs. They did give me great traction but lost one stud the very first time on the water. Called Cabelas and they reported other customers had similar problems noted in customer reviews. My buddy has the hardbite star cleats installed in the new Simms wading shoes. He lost over half of them during summer wading.
(Posted on 8/23/12)
- Huge improvement Review by Smithhammer - Victor, ID
OverallThrew a pair of these on my Riversheds and couldn't believe what an improvement they are. Excellent traction on a variety of surfaces, and I really like the way they are designed to "lock in" to the Streamtred.
(Posted on 7/19/12)
- Love 'em Review by Ralph - Nor Cal
OverallThe best thing in solid footing since the old Dan Bailey StreamCleat. I absolutely love these things. I don't normally push brand name items on clients, but I make an exception with AlumiBites. In fact, I go out of my way to get these on as many boots (and sandals) as possible, regardless of brand. Cheap, cheap, cheap insurance.
(Posted on 7/19/12)
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