Fishing Shirts And Gloves

Fishing Shirts And Gloves

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. More than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancers annually in the United States alone. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers. One person dies of melanoma every 62 minutes (skincancer.org).

Out on the water, our exposure to ultraviolet rays is multiplied by the reflectivity of the water, and as a result our risk of skin cancers increases. Whether you're in a flats boat in the Keys or wading a small Rocky Mountain stream, the sun threatens your skin.


But sunscreen is often messy and greasy. It can get on your fly line, make the cork grip on your rod hard to handle, and who hasn't had lotion leak or even explode in your tackle bag? More importantly, despite the "sweatproof" and "waterproof" claims, sunscreen needs to be constantly reapplied — especially if you are sweltering on the flats, or wet wading in a river. The solution of course is protective clothing with a UPF rating of 30+ or more. You put it on, and it protects you all day. And with the great new clothes many companies are coming out with, you won't look half bad either.



Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

News

2019 Most Endangered Rivers

Fly Fisherman - April 16, 2019

American Rivers today released its annual list of America's Most Endangered Rivers,...

Bass

How to Catch Smallmouth Bass on Topwater Flies

Dave Karczynski and Tim Landwehr

Modern methods for catching smallmouths on topwater flies.

Fly Tying

Perdigon Nymph

Charlie Craven - January 15, 2019

These dense, indestructible nymphs will improve your subsurface game.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

A Fly Box Gamut!

At the 2008 Fly Tackle Retailers Show, Zack Dalton talks about the selection of C&F fly boxes that are designed to store anything from saltwater tarpon streamers to tiny #20 dry flies.

Anti-Invasive Species Boots

Editor Ross Purnell joins K.C. Walsh of Simms to talk about a new rubber compound material that was specially designed to outperform and replace the use of felt boots in effort to combat the spread of invasive species.

Fly Fishing for Taimen in Mongolia

Finding giant Mongolia taimen and a state of enlightenment.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Flies

The 15 Best Carp Flies

Jay Zimmerman - September 27, 2016

As you explore your home water, keep in mind what they are are eating to select the best carp...

Gear

Top Drift Boats of 2019

John Fedorka - April 02, 2019

Drift boats help you search through miles of river quickly and effectively. Here's the top...

United States

Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Colorado

Steven B. Schweitzer - May 03, 2016

Read about Colorado's backcountry fly fishing in " Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Colorado."

See More Stories

More Accessories

Accessories

Hook & Fly Base Layer

Jeff Simpson - November 21, 2017

Blending the best two natural materials in the world'Bamboo and Merino wool'results in a fly...

Accessories

The Abel Native 5 Knife

Ross Purnell - August 05, 2019

The Abel Native 5 is a collaboration between two American manufacturers: Abel and Spyderco.

Accessories

Scott G-Series

Ross Purnell, Editor - November 28, 2017

Scott has hit a home run with this one: The Scott G-Series is a rod that will be winning fans...

See More Accessories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×