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Old 03-08-2013, 10:00 AM
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When clients sign up for one of my trips, I give them one of my hats. It's a baseball cap with a really cool logo (advertising) on it. So I sign this guy up at the Fly Show recently and he declines the hat. I thought he didn't like it. But how could that be possible? It's such a cool hat. Turns out he never wears a hat that doesn't cover his ears, which is, of course, exactly what I should be doing.
I've fought skin cancer off and on for a long time - paying for the sins of youth - and I need to fight harder, according to my dermatologist. So I'm on a quest to find a good fishing hat.
Now, with the cast of characters on this forum, I already have a short-length movie of visual images running through my mind of the hats you guys wear, the full spectrum, I'm guessing.
So bearing in mind that I'm one of those unfortunate people who doesn't look good in any hat, so (and I know this will be hard) nothing real ugly as far as suggestions, please.
So what's your best/favorite fishing hat and where can I get one? Pictures would be nice (I think).
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:25 AM
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my "clean" one

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Old 03-08-2013, 10:35 AM
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That reminds me of a guided trip the wife and I did a few years ago with South Fork Outfitters. The guide we fished with had blonde hair and very light colored skin and you could see dark patches on his face, looked like pre-stage skin cancer, but he was only wearing a baseball styly cap.
How about something like this:
Boating Hat: Sun Protective Clothing - Coolibar

The rage these days is to wear a baseball cap and a buff.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:41 AM
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Mostly I wear a wide brim top hat ( cowboy hats, etc),,and used sun block.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:48 AM
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I always wear an up-downer (ala Lefty) .
A couple of mine are no name cotton but the Goretex ones came from Columbia
I'm sure TFO must sell a logo model,

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:17 AM
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I wear a soft linen gardening hat that I bought dirt cheap from Costco 360° long brim plus the back flap covering 180° UPF50, the same with Columbia, but only 45° flap. And a safety yellow hard helmet when I am streamer fishing.
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I wear truckers like the first photo shared and if I am in the salt or on a pond in the open and exposed to the sun I wear my buff over my face and pull the back of it up over my ears and the back of my hat. I actually just got one the same exact colors as that one shown in the mail today except it has the Costa Del Mar logo on it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:37 AM
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Wholesale fishing hats/cap 2012 New Folding hat Visor Fishing Camping Cap Front Back Hooded MZ11, Free shipping, $9.82-13.45/Piece | DHgate
as for me I've got around 10 hats(many offered by friends including Ard and Larry)...so I can often change
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This may be convenient
Wholesale fishing hats/cap 2012 New Folding hat Visor Fishing Camping Cap Front Back Hooded MZ11, Free shipping, $9.82-13.45/Piece | DHgate
as for me I've got around 10 hats(many offered by friends including Ard and Larry)...so I can often change
I think that one would be good for scaring the bears away.
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So far, so good with my European high Militonan (sp?) skin colouring. I can walk through a well lite room and get a sun tan. Then zip beyond. Even my Doc says 'You are unusual.' No sun screen as I don't want to get it on my fly line/flies/bla-bla-bla.

But as for hats, look at the 'Tillies.' Ex 2.0 was/is a 'Redhead' and it took zip for her to get a hell of a burn. Slather on sun block and the Tilly and she had 'joy.'

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