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trev

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Thinking about scenarios when essential clothing could be lost; I keep picturing a guy climbing out a window at 1AM with only his hat and boots like the story about my cousin J.C. ...

The fedora is pretty important and wind could take it away I guess, but not likely to be where it could be replaced immediately, don't find a hatter on every corner. Guess I better buy a spare just in case.
 

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My King of the Mountain wool Plainsman vest. I've had this for about 25+years, still going strong. The price has probably at least doubled by now.-Nope just checked, they don't make it any more, the closest I can come is what's called a Muleskinner vest-$355. Guess I'd replace it with a Stormy Kromer.

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Whats one piece of clothing you would replace immediately if you lost?


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I have 2 vests, not fishing vests but mid layer vests. Both are Simms, one is the old Fall River insulated and the other the Rogue vest. Yesterday I drove home from our cabin north west of Skwentna, the temp was -17 when I left at 11:30 AM. The trip is 75 miles over frozen swamps and rivers, I wore a Simms Mid Weight Guide 1/4 zip shirt as a base - the Rogue vest as the mid and a Klim wind stopper jacket as the outer layer.

That was my top, the bottom was Simms mid weight Guide socks (knee high) Carrhart super duty long John bottoms with a pair of First Gear bibs and Muck Arctic Pro boots. I don't know how cold it really feels at those temps when you ad 25 to 30 mph wind as you ride but I stayed as comfortable as can be expected in such conditions.

That vest under a G4 jacket with the same base layer shirt can keep me going in any fishing condition imaginable.
 

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I wear an 'up-downer' style hat when fishing... you know, like Lefty's
I have a few of them, both cotton and GoreTex, but I worry about loosing them.
You see, they don't sell them any more (surprise !). I haven't seen one advertised in years.

Hard to see in this picture but my hat had blown off my head and was rapidly flowing away in the current.
Fortunately I was able to make a good cast and snag it with my fly just before it rounded the bend, never to be seen again.

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Patagonia r1 half zip shirt for me. Never hot or cold in it, if I lost it today I’d buy another tomorrow.



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Patagonia r1 half zip shirt for me. Never hot or cold in it, if I lost it today I’d buy another tomorrow.



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Yep, this probably the most hard wearing versatile piece of clothing I wear .... never disappointed, currently down to 2 of these ....time to add another.
 

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My baseball-like hat.

My current one doesn't have an emblem of a team on it, but instead it is embroidered with the Redington logo.

I kinda a hat guy.

I just feel naked if I'm not wearing a hat.
 

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Well, Im a frustrated shopper, I wanted to buy a new vest, not flyfishing vest, just a nice outdoors vest. I have a couple of orvis vest that have worn well and are starting to give up the ghost. I wanted to try and buy USA made, I thought I found the vest of dreams and at a reasonable price, but there website has driven me away. I have a limited amount of patince for picking out stop lights and cross walks! Im not a robot! I really wanted to buy one of there of vest, I signed up for a account, I did everything I could to nice, and not robotic, but there website thinks IM a robot. so I gave up, l like the looks of the orvis pro vest, and the price is right, but I hate made in china, I don't mind buying from other countries, everyone needs to make a living but I hate made in china. Oh well, maybe Ill shop around a little more, I think filson is overrated and I have one of there vest, overrated! If your wondering the website I was trying to order from was wintergreen, I fell in love with there stuff looks like good quality and made in the USA! I just get tired of the security measures of some websites, IM not a robot!
Mike, danger danger Will Smith!
 

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My heavy duty German wool military pants. I've had these things for 30 years, keep me warm in cold weather conditions and are tough as nails. No zippers to fail either...button fly all the way.
 

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-hat. I've spent too much time in the sun over the past five decades and have an intimate relationship with skin cancer. I won't go out on a sunny day without a hat.
 

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Another vote for my hat. I've got nothing to protect the old dome from the UV anymore. About 1/2 hour without a hat and I'm hurting for a few days after.
 

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A hat has a full brim, the peaked head gear ball players and truck drivers wear are caps, this man is wearing a Hat
 
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