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    Got tired of getting skunked fishing the the DH, caught my last fish of the year this afternoon. Anyone have some good recommendations for light weight fishing gloves?


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  • #2
    Whoa!! They should just stock those in the DH and reallocate anything under18” to JB and IF so they don’t go to waste. I’ll take that over a 50 numbers day.
    I don’t like gloves so I have thumb holes in my sweater like those kids in school who didn’t want you to see their scars because my parent don’t understand me.

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    • #3
      l.l bean ragg whool fingerless gloves are the best.

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      • #4
        Is it ever too cold

        I have the fingerless Simms glove and the fold over mittens for really cold days.

        Which begs the question: Is it ever too cold to fish?

        My coldest day was a 19 degree high on the Amicalola DH. My wife and daughter thought I had lost my mind. My daughter had one question: You think it's normal to go stand in a river when the high temperature is going to be 19 degrees?
        My response: For a trout fisherMAN-yes!
        Caught 3 that day.

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        • #5
          I like Simms’ but have to take them off when handling hooks...I always snag them.

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          • #6
            I too like good old fashioned finger-less wool gloves. Let's face it, if you are fly fishing in the dead of winter, your fingers are going to get cold! There is only so much you can do.

            PS: coldest day I ever fished was 15 degrees. Ran down to the Hooch DH at Whitewater, caught a trout just to prove I could do it, and then went home. But that kind of crazy crap was all done when I wore a younger man's clothes.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Buck Henry View Post

              Ran down to the Hooch DH at Whitewater, caught a trout just to prove I could do it, and then went home. But that kind of crazy crap was all done when I wore a younger man's clothes.
              That's the best thing about getting older...don't have to prove nuthin' to nobody.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by richf7 View Post
                That's the best thing about getting older...don't have to prove nuthin' to nobody.
                The coldest I ever fished was around 15*, in Helen. I did catch a few if I remember correctly. I kept waiting for it to warm up.....didn't happen.
                You know its cold when you get IN the water to warm up.

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                • #9
                  Trick #1 keep you hands dry. After you put your hands in the water or handle a fish have something to dry your hands off well.
                  I personally have found just the plain cotton gloves you get at pretty much any convenience store for $2.00 works well. They are thin enough to still feel your rod. And believe me I have tried them all and have them all.
                  And the coldest I can remember was last year on 1-7-17. I hit Dukes when the big snow storm hit. There was only myself and one other crazy person there. I walked all the way to Shackleford because the van wouldn't make it up the hill. My truck read 21 degrees.
                  Oh and yes I had a pretty good day!!!!!
                  "Be patient and calm - for no one can catch fish in anger." - Herbert Hoover

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                  • #10
                    I like to store a few hand warmers in the front pocket on my waders and switch out my hands in there
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                    • #11
                      “Gloves are for sissies.”

                      RIP Remoh

                      http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/foru...ghlight=Gloves

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                      • #12
                        16F for sure!

                        Fished the big D in January several times at about 16F. The biggest problem was the flys had to hit open water or they bounce! Then you have to clear ice from the guides just about every cast at that temp. Lastly, you need to just about hit the fish on the nose with the fly as they as so sluggish when the water is just above 32F at that air temp. I use the orvis fold overs to great effect. Still, there is no bad weather just bad clothing... Cheers and don’t let the weather stop you! Curt.
                        Last edited by curt bird; 01-02-18, 08:09 AM. Reason: Added detail.

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