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Old 12-07-2012, 11:46 AM
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I found a pair of the glacier gloves that spiderninja was talking about and for a reasonable 17$ im gonna give em a shot
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:31 PM
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I agree with the others that you want to take action when your fingers start to get cold, rather then waiting until they are cold. ...... This has worked for us when it was -15f.
Actually if they start to get cold you may have already lost. Also I hope you mean by -15 you are talking C not F. That's 47 degrees below freezing. I don't fish when it's that cold, outside of an icehouse because it damages the fish. Especially when it is even slightly breezy. It can in the short time it requires to get a hook out, freeze fins, gills and eye surfaces. It is way to hard on the fish. If it's calm in the 20's or so F, be quick about it and don't do it with wind if you want to release a fish.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:40 PM
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It's F, but don't worry... The fish are pretty safe. The few I catch in the winter don't come out of the water when they are released.

It's mostly a little casting practice after a scenic drive, then lunch with my son.

With teens, if they want to do anything with you just go for it and don't consider catch rate as a measure of success.
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It's F, but don't worry... The fish are pretty safe. The few I catch in the winter don't come out of the water when they are released.
Good to hear it. I feel better.
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I saw an article recently about using surgeons latex gloves as a glove liner under cold/wet conditions. I tried it with fingerless gloves while striper fishing. It worked well
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Cold wet digits are the worst. Kills my fly fishing experience. I have used wool fingerless and neoprene. For me, its the fingers and fingertips that get cold no matter what I wear or rather if they are exposed.

Once my tips go numb, its no fun. I would like to find something that works but I am pretty firm in milder temps for my fishing experience.

Haven't really considered a full finger glove. Perhaps one thin enough and waterproof may win me over.
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I was just looking back through this thread and noticed chubon is new to the forum. Welcom. Hope to see you posting again.

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I have used wool fingerless and neoprene.
That is what I have used for years now, but together and I don't cut the tips off of then. The neoprenes are just there to keep you dry and the fingerless gloves keep your hands warm Because you have the wool over them and just a bit of the fingers not, your circulation should take care of the tips. I'm going to hunt around and see if I can't find a photo where I have them on. A couple of years ago I was fishing with Bill and when we quite, ice had built up on the shore of the river for about the first 6 or 8 inches out into the river. It was freakin cold out. Bill fishes in this stuff with no gloves but I think his hands are tougher than mine.
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I fished the San Juan River in NW New Mexico Friday (air temp mid-20's) and Sunday (air tempm high 30's). The tailwater part of the river is around 42 degrees pretty much year-'round. Both days, I wore a pair of Glacier Gloves. Even though I got a hand wet on Friday, my fingers didn't get cold at all either day.

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my gf is a knitter and knitted me very nice pair of felted fingerless gloves to go with an even more awesome felted hat she made me last year.. they are amazing.. kept my hands mighty warm last winter.. nice thing about wool.. it gets wet.. it still keeps the hands warm.. being felted most of the water would just roll off and rarely penetrate the gloves.. also being fingerless I could slide them up past my wrist when I needed to reach in the water...
Yep, this is the answer/cure. My wife (have I mentioned before what a special person she is?) is a spinner and knitter and is working on a new pair for me.
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