Going fishing is a great way to spend the day. But it’s so much more than just getting out on the boat or sitting on a riverbank. What you wear is just as important as the gear you use. Clothing and fishing apparel is an important part of your fishing adventure, whether for a few hours off the dock, or several more out on the lake or ocean. Most casual fishers don’t likely think too much about what they are going to wear.
If you’re heading out for a long day of fishing, you need to choose your clothing wisely. While it might seem normal to throw on whatever t-shirt or pants are currently sitting in your closet, you’re not going to get the durability, support, and comfort that a long sleeve fishing shirt provides.
Being out on the water casting a line is one of life’s great pleasures and chances are you’re probably aware how damaging the sun’s rays can be. That’s why sunscreen is on every packing list and why we wear hats and sun protective clothing outdoors. But did you know that different materials – even different fabrics – offer different protection from the sun’s damaging rays? Here we will explain the differences and what all those UV, UPF, SPF ratings mean. We’ll even show you how to choose the best protection.