Choosing The Right Clothing For Fishing Trips

By: Jim Brown

When people go about choosing the right clothing for fishing trips, they may throw caution to the wind and fail to put shoes on their feet. Their logic is that shoes will be uncomfortable and quickly find that their feet are terribly sunburned. They did not realize how important the right clothing is and now they were going to be miserable for hours on end.

Other fishermen feel confident enough in their fishing abilities to be able to judge the weather and stay at home when storm clouds are brewing. They might not think about staying at home if the wind chill at home is minus ten in the shade. They go out on the water or might stand on a pier and only wear a jacket with no covering around the ears. The frostbite that they received will now keep them onshore indefinitely while the ears and the rest of the body has recovered from the deep chill it received.

Some fishermen rely on the old standards of wearing a shirt with long sleeves. They might not take into consideration that sunshine can still get through and leave sunburned skin behind that will be memorable for years. When the able bodied fisherman finally comes in from their big day at fishing, they might have to fight a rash that they got from all the heat that their body was subjected to under those long sleeves shirts they wore.

Some people like to torture themselves and rely on standard sunblock products. Then they get comfortable and don shorts and sit on metal seats just by the water's edge. They might even put some suntan oil on their skin to deepen their tan just a bit more and are sorry with the results when they finally come back to shore. The sunblock and the suntan lotion cancelled each other out, and the metal in the chair left the fisherman hurting on the backside area of the body.

Some fishermen feel that they are confident enough in their ability to select the right clothes to go fishing in, that they will throw caution to the wind and go strictly for comfort. They rely on the covers on their pleasure boats to protect them from the damaging rays of the sun, and now everyone on shore can watch them glow when they come ashore.

Some people that fish fail to use common sense in choosing the right clothing when they fish. They do not take the time to dress for the amount of humidity in the air and are upset when they have to end a fishing trip early because they can not bear to sweat anymore. They probably failed to drink the right amount of fluids or to wear clothing that let the air flow through, but they will most certainly put enough thought into what they are wearing before they go out on the water again.

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