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Old 06-24-2013, 07:28 PM
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It's like golf, dressing the part shows respect for the sport,
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I guess I'm in trouble, just picked up a couple of them new fangled lightweight shirts at our local discount store, light blue, been reading to much about skin cancer lately, plus the bugs are killer this year. I don't think it will upset the Bears and Moose to much.
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Some really great advise and knowledge so far. There are some knowledgable folks here.

Like most have posted, look doesn't count at all. What counts is just having fun and catching a few fish...no matter what you are wearing.

I sport some trendy duds like the silly Tilly hat, high tech fishing shirts, quick dry pants, etc. but not becuase I care how I look, I just don't want skin removed from over exposure to sun. I also like the comfort of Under Armour undies when it is 100F while smallie fishing.

Heck, I even got a buff because my neck is red enough already and don't need no sun burn to go with it. And yes I have sun gloves cause I am too lazy to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.

Like many have mentioned, it is all about functional gear. Some is overpriced and useless, but some will literally save your hide and make you a lot more comfy. At 46, comfy gets more important.

My 2 cents. Find what works for you and let everyone else have a close relationship with the devil, at his place.

Best of luck all.

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It's like golf, dressing the part shows respect for the sport,
IMHO, I don't believe that dressing the part has anything to do with respect for the sport. Catch and release as well as proper respect to your fellow fishermen might be though.
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I don't care how the other guy is dressed, as long as he is dressed.
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I guess I'm in trouble, just picked up a couple of them new fangled lightweight shirts at our local discount store, light blue, been reading to much about skin cancer lately, plus the bugs are killer this year. I don't think it will upset the Bears and Moose to much.
O don't get me wrong...I got one of those shirts on sale at the foremost outfitter for $8. Eight dollars! Come on, I'll buy any shirt that fits for $8.

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I don't care how the other guy is dressed, as long as he is dressed.
Come on William, where's your sense of adventure...and freedumb?

I always appreciate (in a bad way) the fisherman that wears a vest over his bare chest.
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Some really great advise and knowledge so far. There are some knowledgable folks here.

Like most have posted, look doesn't count at all. What counts is just having fun and catching a few fish...no matter what you are wearing.

I sport some trendy duds like the silly Tilly hat, high tech fishing shirts, quick dry pants, etc. but not becuase I care how I look, I just don't want skin removed from over exposure to sun. I also like the comfort of Under Armour undies when it is 100F while smallie fishing.

Heck, I even got a buff because my neck is red enough already and don't need no sun burn to go with it. And yes I have sun gloves cause I am too lazy to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours

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I have it all too, and though the Tilley is the one I referenced looking really stupid on me, I wish I had some sun gloves fishing in the gulf last weekend.

That gear makes a huge difference, just ask the guys in the tournament who were beet red at the end of the day. Good gear is a lot cheaper than skin cancer
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You should wear whatever floats your boat! If you need to wear a ton of high tech stuff so be it , it's your choice. The same if you carry a rod with a few flys in your pocket , that's what makes you comfortable.
BUT I don't know about the term "Googan" but thanks to my son I am well aware of the term "Gear Queer" and I believe this evening I met one fishing the beach. Temperature hovering around 90 and water temp well in the 70s this guy had on neoprenes , a fishing jacket , a buff,strappn cleetes sun gloves and a huge surf bag to go with his impressive rod setup! As I said to each his own but I was sweating just looking at him and it was low tide and he could almost walk across the sound without going over his ankles . Needless to say I felt naked next to him in my shorts and sandals !
His gear would have been perfect for Montauk in November not a Spund beach in June. Sometimes when dressing your best common sense should prevail! Oh and Rips got the perfect urban angler outfit down pat , I'm jealous!
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How important is it to other fishermen out there to look like a good fly fisherman? I guess I was curious to see who else is interested in the "style" of fly fishing.
It's not important at all. I could care less what I look like on the streams and rivers. It is important to have gear that works. But what I look like, could care less...
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My son Michael , dressed for the part, with the only requirement - a fly rod...

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...on the East Walker River...

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...on the Farmington River...


it is a state of mind...not "Project Runway"


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