Another piece of favored gear is a good fishing shirt. A well designed shirt should be lightweight, breathable, long sleeve (to fight UV rays), and in a neutral color. Add built in bug repellent and you have a real winner. My current fav is the Simms No Fly Zone (NFZ) shirt. The NFZ technology is odorless and biodegradable while keeping biting bugs at bay. As temperatures increase so do the numbers of biting bugs, get a NFZ shirt and save some blood.