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01-14-2012 07:38 PM #1
Tips for staying warm during winter fishing?
I know we live in Central TX and have some really mild winters, but the past couple of 30-degree mornings fishing have made me feel every one of my 40+ years. I swear this didn't bother me 10 years ago.
I've found Baily's in the coffee to be temporarily helpful early in the morning but I can't keep it warm all day.
You guys have any tips/tricks for keeping warm while fishing in the cold?
01-14-2012 07:39 PM #2
01-14-2012 07:59 PM #3
Yup I wear underarmour "heat gear" tights, knee high socks, second pair of socks, ski pants, cotton shirt, thermal shirt, hoodie, waterproof jacket, balaclava, gloves. That's for really cold days. The balaclava makes a huge difference. Ski pants and thermals work wonders as well.
01-14-2012 08:01 PM #4
I 2nd the Under Armor. It is hard to drop that kind of money, but it is well worth it. Then something to keep the wind out, and keep that head covered.
01-14-2012 08:27 PM #5
Thanks for that. Just went to eBay and there's a ton of Under Armour gear for very reasonable prices. I put in bids on 3 different items. Great tip - thanx again.
01-14-2012 08:32 PM #6
Yeah, it's all in how you dress, and Under Armour is great stuff. If you are cold out there, then you haven't put on enough layers. I've got a pretty good system of layering that I use now, and I hardly feel the cold at all. Layer and cover up any exposed skin. The only skin that I have exposed are my finger tips (fingerless gloves) and around my eyes. That's it. Everything else is completely covered.
01-14-2012 09:24 PM #7
Heres the legging I wear. Academy - Under Armour® Men's HeatGear® Legging
Any of that heat gear works great as a base layer. Much better than thermal IMO.
Heres the balaclava I have but in black. It works great. In fact I never realized how much keeping the entire head covered helps keep the entire body warm.
Academy - Game Winner® Sportswear Men's Balaclava
And these are the ski pants I use. I believe they have a "gold" series thats a little thicker as well. I like the ski pants not only for insulation but for the waterproof also, which I think is more important on a kayak then a boat. But still it helps.
Academy - Polar Edge® Men's Silver Ski Pant
01-14-2012 09:27 PM #8
I don't have any fancy gear so I wear my pajamas under some water proof pants and 2 shirts, then a sweatshirt, then a ski jacket. Works just fine and is completely waterproof. Have been debating getting some neoprene waders to wear as well for more wind/water protection.I can't complain but sometimes I still do
01-14-2012 09:34 PM #9
I appreciate the specifics. Just bought some Under Armour Heat Gear Leggings on eBay and have a bid going for Cold Gear Mock Turtleneck top. Hope this helps! My customary PJ's wouldn't do diddly for warmth...it's a girl thing, I guess. But women's tights are pretty good under layers.
01-14-2012 09:53 PM #10
Oh yea panty hose are awesome for warmth and for keeping the leeches off.
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