Clothing Tips

Revised August 27, 2008 

Clothing Tips

Michael and I have found that dressing in layers keeps you the most comfortable. The weather can change every 45 minutes. We have been baked by the sun, chilled by the wind, rained upon, and hailed upon; all within three hours one afternoon. You could see the fronts coming at you one after the other. Layers and waterproof bags for the boat is the answer.

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A good rain suit with bib overall bottoms, that fit easily over your boots, with a hooded jacket will serve you well. Make sure the bottom has a fly.

Waterproof boots keep your feet dry in case of a downpour but generally sneakers are fine for the boat. Wear a high cleated boot if you plan to explore by land. We do not recommend going into the bush as it is mosquito land there.

Long underwear takes little room and should be packed just in case. Sweatshirts, fleece pullovers, a down vest, and a 3/4 length jacket that fits over the vest will keep you warm in all but the coldest fishing weather. We recommend taking neoprene fishing gloves for those cold mornings. Other than that, pack the clothing you would normally take fishing.

Do not forget to pack a light colored baseball cap or a wide brim hat and a pair of wrap around polarized sun glasses to protect your head and eyes from the sun. Sunscreen SPF 15, or above, and lip balm with sunscreen are a must. Hand cream protects your skin from the constant exposure to wind, rain, and sun. These are very important items that should not be forgotten. I would rather forget to bring my favorite lure than to forget any one of these.

We hope you will forgive our mentioning things you already know. It would be worthwhile if we can make you aware of just a couple of things that would make your next fishing trip more enjoyable.

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