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    Default Re: Let's see your hat

    95% of the time I will wear a baseball style cap, but the few times here when the sun is beating hard, I'll wear a Tilley to protect the ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly2Fish View Post
    Once you've had skin cancer removed from your ears &/or back of your neck, you'll shy away from the baseball caps and go with a brimmed hat. Another advantage of the brimmed hat is that it helps protect your ears, etc. from an errant fly. My favorite is a Cabela's River Guide Canvas Breezer Hat. It has a mesh crown for breathability in the hot climates I normally fly-fish in, and it has both a chin strap and back-of-the-head strap for windy conditions (although you can't see both in the image below). I've never lost it in the wind, and it stays comfortable on even a hot day. While they claim its foldable and packable, I've never tried to do either.

    Hi Everyone,

    If you don't have a full head of hair don't wear this hat where the sun gets hot. You will end up with a sun burned head. Any hat that I have tried with any ventilation around the crown will result in a sun burned head.

    Frank

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    Midwesterner to the core but I'm partial to the westerners style.


    Glissmeyer...I swear your my hero brother. And not just for the cool first name neither
    "I knew a tier once. One time he was holding a lump of cat hair he found on his couch, sort of twirling it about his fingers, tugging at it. I asked, what in the hell are you doing man? He looked startled, ashamed. But I knew what he was thinking. right then and there I decided to just buy my fly's thankyouverymuch." ~ cwg

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    Missouri City (near Houston), Texas
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    Default Re: Let's see your hat

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    If you don't have a full head of hair don't wear this hat where the sun gets hot. You will end up with a sun burned head. Any hat that I have tried with any ventilation around the crown will result in a sun burned head.

    Frank
    Hi Frank,

    As I mentioned, most of my fly-fishing (trout only) is in hot weather areas - Texas on the Guadalupe, the San Juan and other streams in New Mexico, etc. Thank God for tailwaters or I wouldn't be able to fly-fish for trout at all. While I have some hair on the sides of my head, I'm sorry to say that what was on top has long since left me. I have worn this hat all day out in the sun many times and have never gotten any sunburn through it. Keep in mind that the very top is solid material; the mesh - which is not quite as transparent as appears in the image - is around the sides for breathability and air passage. I've had skin cancer removed from one ear, so believe me when I say I'm very careful to avoid damaging sun exposure now.

    Neil
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
    Fly2:

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