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Old 09-15-2010, 06:53 PM
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Any suggestion for gloves to fish with in New England winter?
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:11 AM
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Something which includes Gortex, or like product. Keeps your hands dry, excellent 'wind breaker' too.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:55 AM
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Hi Josh,

It has a lot to do with what you are fishing for and how you are fishing. An ice fisherman in your area would probable have a combination of gloves and mittens to keep warm. In Alaska I use to use war surplus wool gloves, than a loose fitting over glove with fingers. If I was in a boat I might add a Gortex shell mitten. If I was ice fishing the the shell mitten would be insulated. Silk liner gloves can be used instead of the wool glove.

If you are boating and constantly getting your hands in the water I find that Skin Diver gloves work the best. The trick with them is not to ever remove them once you put them on and get them wet. If you take one off and put it back on that hand would be cold.

For normal fly fishing the wool fingerless gloves work well and the Simms fingerless fleece gloves work good. One trick to keep your hands warm is to keep your core body temperature up and your feet and head warm. You should rember that mittens are always warmer than gloves with fingers. Especially if the glove with fingers is too tight.

You should also look into the chemical hot packs that you can buy. Some last for hours and they offer a quick way to warm your hands or other parts of the body. A wool liner glove with a hot pack on the back of the gloved hand with a shell over everything will keep your hands surprising warm. Doesn't work well for fly fishing but works on long boat rides or ice fishing.

It has been my experience that selecting gloves is a personal thing. What works for one may not work for someone else. It takes some experimenting to get it right for yourself. You will find that no one glove does it all and you need different glove combinations to cover all circumstances you meet out doors.

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It has a lot to do with what you are fishing for and how you are fishing.
If you are boating and constantly getting your hands in the water I find that Skin Diver gloves work the best. The trick with them is not to ever remove them once you put them on and get them wet. If you take one off and put it back on that hand would be cold.

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I have some 3mm henderson gloves I use. It is hard at first tying on but you get use to them. Leave them on like Frank said. It helps that I use a ty-rite.
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For stream fishing I use fingerless wool or polypro with thinsulate insulation.

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I wear the fingerless wool gloves also. Just make sure that they're not so thick that you can't grip your rod comfortably. Long cuffs make a difference too.

For ice fishing and such, I wear a thin poly glove as a liner under rubber dishwashing gloves. The pink ones are especially attractive

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Wow. Those are punk rock!!
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I'm in the fingerless wool camp but then I wax my jacket too. Old school but they work, I've had one pair (I have two) since 1984 and they are still good to go.
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I remember wearing ragg wool fingerless gloves for fishing. We used to stick them in the snow to get a good layer of snow on them for wind blocking protection. They stank like... all get-out too!
I went modern a few years ago with Simms fuzzy gloves with breathable windproofing and flip-over mitts. They seem to work very well but then again I did my time in the real cold weather and ain't too big on it these days!
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can you get those rubber gloves in camo?
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