Best Long Sleeve Fishing Shirts?
Posted May 11 2012 - 08:45 PM
Did a little searching on Google, but fishing shirt reviews seem to be rather sparse...except for sites like BassPro.
What shirts do you guys recommend, and what features do you like about them? Wrinkle free? Fit? Pockets? Air flow? Light? Cool? Etc. Thanks.
Oh yeah, I assume a regular shirt is going to be more popular than a long sleeve T-shirt for a couple reasons. Am I assuming correctly?
EDIT: On a side note, I'd like a hat with a full brim to protect my ears and neck (along with the usual nose protection of a bill cap). The "World's Best Fishing Hat" is no longer being offered.
Posted May 11 2012 - 08:57 PM
I also wear either the full brim hat or the bill hat with neck flap.
Posted May 11 2012 - 10:32 PM
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Posted May 11 2012 - 11:34 PM
Posted May 11 2012 - 11:46 PM
Posted May 12 2012 - 01:02 AM
You come back and I just left to Erie heh
Good luck with your fishing!
Posted May 12 2012 - 01:04 AM
but living in Florida has changed my mind. Cotton is hydroscopic (it absorbs moisture),
and once cotton is wet, cotton stays wet.
Synthetic materials like polyester and nylon are hydrophobic (they don't absorb moisture).
This is good because it keeps water vapor in suspension which may then be expelled by ventilated apparel.
In hot weather, a non-ventilated synthetic garment would trap moisture and become clammy,
However, long-sleeve sunshirts of synthetic-fiber are strategically ventilated to transport moisture away from the body.
Good sunshirts generally include a mesh-lining of synthetic fabric to storehouse moisture.
Depending on the shirt's design, ventilation flaps may be found along the flanks, the shoulders and the cape across the back.
To be sure, cotton is soft and comfortable when dry, but synthetic fibers (polymers) are stronger and lighter than cotton
and unlike cotton they repel dirt and are wrinkle-free. Polyester makes an excellent sunshirt but given a choice
I'd go with nylon. Nylon is even stronger and lighter than polyester and unlike polyester it has a little stretch,
which is a nice feature when you're wrapped around the rail lipping a bass.
If you're set on a Columbia shirt, which is an excellent choice, you might look at their "Silver Ridge" model.
Posted May 12 2012 - 01:06 AM
Those shirts help you catch big bass too:
Well, I want your shirt. Know that one is lucky. LOL
I haven't check out hats yet.
I was on the Columbia site, but didn't notice any real descriptions on the differences between their shirts. Was hoping you guys could provide some.
Posted May 12 2012 - 01:10 AM
Plus cataracts don't help them either.
Posted May 12 2012 - 01:53 AM
Thanks, Roger, but I wish you hadn't changed to the microscope needed font size for the last part of your post. Never did have good eyes, and they aren't getting better with age.
Plus cataracts don't help them either.
That should be better
Posted May 12 2012 - 07:45 AM
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Posted May 12 2012 - 08:37 AM
I have many Columbia shirts, and just recently my wife bought me a Under Armour fishing shirt. Man is that thing nice. Will I switch all of my Columbia $40 shirts to Under Armour $80 shirts, no, but it is nice!
Jeff, a good Columbia shirt today averages about $55 but you can pay over $100 depending on the line.
Under Armour definitely makes great apparel, especially for hiking, skiing & hunting. But they seem to place
less emphasis on UV protection. Most of their garments don't have a turn up SPF-rated collar to protect the neck,
and a lot of their stuff has no collar at all.
Hey Sir Snook,
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I'm going fishing today, so after this post comes the Dennis Miller exit...."And I'm outta here!"
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