Americana Outdoors E-Magazine - November 2022

8 GEAR TIPS: Cold Weather Fishing Clothing

Proper planning for a day of cold weather fishing can make all the difference in your level of comfort, as well as your ability to concentrate and perform to the best of your abilities. Let’s take a look at the type of winter fishing gear you need to tackle a day of winter fishing. WINTER WEATHER LAYERING Layering is dressing based on the weather and activity level that you will experience during your day on the water. There are numerous options to choose from when layering for winter fishing, all offering different benefits. 1. BASE LAYER Your base layer is the first line of defense against cold conditions and serves dual purposes. Insulating your body’s natural heat and preventing it from escaping, as

Fishing in the winter can be extremely rewarding. However, finding the best winter fishing clothing to keep you warm and dry when spending a day on the water during the win ter can be difficult. How do you know what to wear fishing in cold weather? One of the keys to a comfortable day on the water during bitter cold conditions is proper layering. There are mul tiple layers needed for winter fishing, including a base layer, mid layer and outer shell. Equally important to your cold weather fishing gear is a good pair of fishing gloves, headwear for freezing temperatures, cold weather foot wear and a good set of cold weather rain gear in case of wet cold conditions.

well wicking moisture away from your skin to the outside of your garment to evaporate, are essential elements that a quality base layer offer. A prime example of a base

layer is AFTCO’s Sundown Fleece.

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