Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fishing Accessories That Helps Make a Fishing Trip

A recent post by Jay over at “The Naturalist's Angler” prompted me to take a look at the latest clothing gear and footwear out there now for the angler. He was displaying a shirt Kelly had given him for Valentines. This shirt is similar to the ones I wear on the water in the hot summer and even into the fall months. I use to fish with just your ordinary shirt and pants, but after viewing some of the latest clothes lines in our local Bass Pro and Academy Sports I took notice a few years ago. The outdoors shirts and pants that are available now are exceptional when it comes to keeping you cool and absorbing the sun rays. I am referring to the Magellan Sportswear Men’s Lake Fork Fishing Shirt at Academy Sports.  The shirt comes in a ton of colors for short and long sleeve, and has the large pockets in the front with the wind flap in the back to let wind circulate. When I am on the water this is the shirt I am wearing summer and fall. It comes with a great price at 20.00. Academy has the pants to complement the shirt in their Magellan Sportswear Men’s Backcountry Zip-Off Belted Pants. Two things I like about these pants; the zip off leg to convert to shorts and the elastic waist band for added comfort around the waist. The pants are priced at 25.00. Both the shirt and pants dry extremely fast if you are in rain. The third article is the shoe at Dick’s Sporting Goods; the Teva Men’s Dozer III Sandal-----This sandal will not only keep your feet cool, but keep your feet from getting sunburn. It is extremely lightweight and comes with a fair price at 50.00. The last item is probably the most important when it comes to protecting you from the rays of the sun and that is a good quality hat. Notice I said hat and not cap. I use to wear caps all the time on the water until I realized I could keep more sun off of my ears and face with a hat. So with that said the hat I wear and recommend is by Bass Pro; the Redhead Mesh Outback Hat. I really like this type hat especially in the summer months because it has mesh all around about the headband. The top is solid to keep you from getting sunburn on those bald spots on your head that we all develop with age.  I use to think it really didn’t matter what you wore when you was on the water fishing, but I guess you could say with age comes wisdom. I not only want to enjoy being on the water now days but I want to be comfortable while I am there. With these items it helps me enjoy the trip much more. 
                                    

































  


19 comments:

Howard Levett said...

Bill I like the way this review went. I've only got one thing to add. I wear similar clothing and find them comfortable and do a good job keeping cool. I tried a similar pair of sandals and you don't want to wade in them. Rocks in your shoes are the worst. Also, I did get sunburned wearing them. Otherwise, you are spot on.

Jay said...

As you know I have that very same hat. I only wear caps on overcast days or on well shaded creeks. I need to get a pair of those pants. Thanks for the recommendation.

Bill Trussell said...

Jay
The hat is must for me, and the pants I found last year---good for a cool mornings and hot afternoons. Thanks for the comment

Blake Hamilton said...

Nothing better then staying cool and catching a few fish on a warm summer day. Thanks Bill!

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
The sandals are good early in the day but yes if you are on the water all, which I seldom am, they would produce some burn. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
The older I get the more I want to be comfortable on the water when I am fishing, and these products help it possible. Thanks for the comment

Rainbow Chaser said...

Bill, just wanted to add that I really enjoyed this post. Very informative and useful information for any of us who spend time on the water. Those shirts are a great deal. Plus, the pants look like a must to me.

Shoreman said...

Hi Bill. I've just got to stop wearing those black Levi's in the summer.

Mark

Brk Trt said...

I like a nice light earth tone shirt.

Bill Trussell said...

Brk
The great thing about this shirt is the wind flap in the back--cool in the summer. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I found out a couple of years ago that light colors will keep you cooler than dark colors. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I found out a couple of years ago that light colors will keep you cooler than dark colors. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I found out a couple of years ago that light colors will keep you cooler than dark colors. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I found out a couple of years ago that light colors will keep you cooler than dark colors. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I started wearing the shirt and pants two years ago and really like the comfort as far as being keeping you cool on the water. The hat I wear most all the time. I have one for winter and one for summer. Thanks for the comment

Fishing Charters said...

Definitely a perfect pair of eye gear head gear and good clothing would make an angler carryon with his hobby with much more comfort and ease. Thanks for sharing it.

Bill Trussell said...

Fishing Charters
Being comfortabel on the water is a must for me. Thanks for the comment

Tommy Lee said...

I don't get this."He was displaying a shirt Kelly had given him for Valentines." Could you please enlighten me on this? I keep following all your posts hope you can regularly post more. I get very useful information here. Thanks for having this.



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Bill Trussell said...

Tommy
Can't explain that one, the post from Jay cause me to post my message. Glad you enjoy my blog, hope to hear more you. Thanks for the comment