In fair weather, deciding what to wear for a day on the water is the least of our worries. This is fishing, not a fashion show. But when Heaven opens the floodgates and rain enters the equation, the dress code changes dramatically.
In fact, donning the right rain gear when the skies open up can mean the difference between enjoying a great trip—no matter the weather—or getting soaked and throwing in the towel. Following are 10 key features that separate great gear from rain gear that’s all wet.
- Anglers love pliers, clippers, and other must-have gear, and an abundance of well-placed pockets helps keep it all handy. Large, lined exterior compartments provide storage and double as handwarmers, while zippered pockets stop valuables from falling out. And don’t forget about interior mesh pockets, which keep your fishing license, wallet, cell phone, and other small items close to your heart.