How do you choose your fishing clothing?

 

How you choose your fishing clothing depends mainly on the type of fishing you are in for. If you’re fishing on the borders of a lake, you can afford wearing basic clothing to keep you protected against water and insects, but, if you’re wading in the surf, then you can forget about pants or shirts, because you’ll gonna get soaking wet and freeze on the beach. Besides, you’ll also going to have trouble casting your bait because your wet clothes will force you to double your efforts. As such, it is essential that you match your clothes to the fishing settings. You can freely choose your underwear and your shirt, of course, (provided that they are both comfortable), but you will need to pick the other items more carefully.

 

Waders

 

sold5If you go on a fishing boat or spend your time in water while you fish, this garment is quite essential to your success and to your well-being and comfort as well. You can acquire waders to cover your feet or waders that go up to your chest and look like a dungarees. These are made with rubber, nylon, neoprene or Gore-Tex. You should make your choice depending on the context. If you don’t need the dungarees style, you should look for waders that reach up until to your hips, so that you have more freedom of movement and feel less heavy. The choice of material also depends on the temperature outside. A breathable material is a better option during summer than a non-breathable one, because of all the sweat accumulating under them. During winter, nonetheless, you may want to wear another pair of pants underneath waders made out of breathable materials, as you may get cold. If you’re on a tight budget you can opt for vulcanized rubber waders, which are impermeable, but have less flexibility and will drastically reduce your mobility. However, when it comes to waterproof materials, rubber does a great job.

One last thing, if you’re buying waders, check for waterproof zippers and large pockets, as you may be in need of depositing small items in them, if you’re in the middle of the water where you can’t carry your whole tackle box with you.

 

Jacket and pants

 

sold6Fishing jackets need to be water repellent, protect you against insect bites and be thick enough to protect you from the cold. In addition, two or three pockets are a useful bonus, because you can stock them with baits or other small items that you need to have close while you are fishing. For cold mornings and nights a hoodie would be a welcomed addition to your jacket. Pants should be chosen the same way as jackets. They need to be water repellent, protect you against mosquito bites and keep you warm. A smart choice would be buying convertible pants for hot summer days or pants made with comfortable and airy materials to keep you from sweating or feeling paralyzed.

 

Hats

 

sold7A hat is a must when you go fishing because it protects your head against water, mosquitoes, rain, wind and sun – a couple of things you may be dealing with during this kind of trip, even if not with all at the same time. As such, your hat needs to be made with a good material and to include some protection features: a wide brim, a neck cape and a strap so that it doesn’t get blown away by the wind. Besides, it should make you feel comfortable wearing it.

 

Summer (auxiliary) fishing gear

 

In summer you are free to take part in any outdoor activity you wish without worrying about the cold, wind or rain. If you love summer fishing trips with your friends, you should know what the most suitable gear you should take with you is, besides the appropriate rods and reels.

 

During summer days, people are not the only ones going outdoors. All sorts of insects surface, particularly nasty mosquitos. That is why I consider a bug spray to be the first item you throw in your bag before going on a fishing trip. Remember that mosquitoes spend most of their time near water, so you’ll spend a lot of time together.

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Your second worry should be the sun. In hot summer days, spending more time seated in the same place can be quite dangerous for your skin and for your well-being. Make sure you use sunscreen when you leave your place and that you carry a tube with you on the trip.

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Add some more protection against the sun by wearing a big hat with a neck cape so that you are entirely protected. Also, light clothes, made with materials that let the air protrude freely through the fabric will make your stay more comfortable, because you won’t have to deal with pouring rivers of sweat.

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A comfy tent or at least a sleeping bag is something you must take with you, if you’re planning to go on a fishing trip, even though you plan on returning the same day. Who knows, maybe your adventure sense awakens and you decide to spend a night or several into the wild. And, if you’re staying up late, don’t forget to have a lantern at hand always.

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Don’t forget to take a tackle box with you, where all your gear can be organized in a proper way. Even though you may know what the fishing conditions are, things can change on the spot: the water can be filled with vegetation that can trap your bait, tangle your line, break your fishing rod, etc. That is why you should be prepared: have bait and line that floats, a sturdy rod and spare parts and bait, just in case you might get in a tricky situation.

 

You may leave home confident that you will catch plenty of fish to feed yourself on the spot (after cooking it on a barbecue, of course so let’s not forget about the barbecue and some kitchen utensils you can use to cook your fish), but you must definitely take some food with you, at least a sandwich or two. Especially if you are headed towards a remote place, there’s a big chance that you don’t find a place where you can procure food supplies for the day and fishing isn’t nearly as fun when you have the collywobbles.

 

Finally, let’s not forget about the fun part: friends and beer. A summer fishing day is nothing without your friends and a good cold beer (oh, yes, ask a friend to bring an ice bucket to store the beer in). If you have them, everything will sort itself out in the end.

How to Find the Best Bass Fishing Equipment

 

Lately, I heard some of my friends telling me how they intend to get into bass fishing. Bass is quite a delicious fish and I totally get what would make them interested into learning how to fish for bass. However, they came to me and asked me where they could find some good bass fishing equipment and I realized that while I know quite a few things about fishing equipment in general, I was in no position to offer them the most reliable information.

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This is how I decided that I will search for some really great sources of reviews for bass fishing equipment. I will go through all the important items a bass fisherman needs and I will let all my friends know what they should get. I plan to split my research based on these items.

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First of all, we have the rod. Anyone who is planning to fish for bass needs a good and reliable rod. Now, the big question is what kind of rod they should get. I heard, for instance, that casting rods are a much better choice for bass fishing than spinning rods. However, I want to read more about the best rods for bass fishing before I start making recommendations to my friends.

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Second of all, I need to search for more information on the best reels for bass fishing. I know the importance of having good reel when fishing for bass, but nonetheless, there are for sure, certain things that make reels for bass stand out. They need to have certain characteristics and I am very interested in what expert review sites have to say about the models they recommend. I hope all my research will help my friends with all the bass fishing they plan to undertake.

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Lures are a totally different matter. What makes bass bite? Again, I have some ideas and I can talk to my friends about them, but I do not want to leave them only partially informed. After all, they are planning to invest quite a bit of money in this activity and I do not want them to end up buying some low quality bass fishing equipment. As soon as I am more knowledgeable on the matter, I plan on sharing all my findings with you. I hope you will find all the information I gather helpful for your next bass fishing adventures and that you will catch some really nice fish.

 

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