What you need for comfortable fishing
On the choice of a fishing suit and thermal underwear. What materials should they be made for comfortable fishing.
Whatever may be said about romance and overcoming difficulties, but comfort in fishing is just as necessary as in everyday life at home. And the older the age, the more comfort is required. If at twenty-five years we could sleep on the ice and from the early morning already catch fish, being in the cold and icy wind all day, then over the years such feats become unnecessary when you have the opportunity to spend wonderful hours of fishing without shaking from the cold.
What you need for comfortable fishing
So let’s start with fishing clothes.
Not so long ago the only warm clothes were quilted jackets, that is, a cotton quilted jacket and the same warm pants. Warm, of course, relatively. The one who served in the Soviet Army probably remembers how little the jackets and cotton woolen boots warmed us, not to mention the greatcoat. And when fishing, such a set can also become a heavy load if the boat turns over in the fall and the angler is in the water, not to mention ice fishing, with its danger of falling under the ice. Then quilted jackets, getting wet, become weights.
Already in the fall fishing requires a warm and light suit. Now such costumes are not uncommon. But with their lightness and ability to retain heat, these costumes are also not without drawbacks. First of all, the main disadvantage of such suits is the creation of condensate under the shell. This is especially true for budget suits that do not breathe. Moisture is formed under the shell of synthetic winterizer or holofiber, which makes the angler freeze in the cold wind. About thermal underwear will be discussed, but for now you need to deal with the choice of a good suit, which is the outer shell. It is desirable that the outer layer breathe, and from rain and wet snow you can hide a cloak, although the outer layer must be dense. Next comes the second layer of costume. The most appropriate material will be fleece, which includes a light and warm component – Polartec. This is a breathable material. All this should be learned from experienced sales assistants when choosing a suit.
Suit for comfortable fishing
One of the modern suits, which protects from the cold and saves on the water and under the ice, is the float costume. In this suit, you can lie on the water, while rescuers approach you. Such costumes differ in parameters and can also, with their unique rescue capabilities, simultaneously “breathe” and keep warm. This is probably the most ideal option, however, there is one BUT … This is the price. Twenty thousand is the approximate price of such a suit, plus or minus three thousand.
With a suit, we more or less decided. But one of the most important requirements for clothing, so as not to freeze when fishing, is moderation in the number of layers of clothing. If you put on a bunch of sweaters, it can have the opposite effect. While you go to the place of fishing, the body will be covered with sweat from movement and natural warming up, and already on fishing, sitting on the beach or at the hole you will surely get cold, as sweat will become cold afterwards. Therefore, when walking you need to be lightly dressed, within reasonable limits, of course. But the spare sweaters and wool socks will always be the way. In place of all this you can wear. Dry warm things will be useful in extreme situations.
Thermal underwear for comfortable fishing
Another important factor is the presence of good thermal underwear. Many people think that high-quality thermal underwear consists of natural wool. There are such costumes. But as it turned out, the most suitable thermal underwear is a synthetic suit. Yes, for constant wear, such underwear is worse than wool. It is also worse than wool, if your fishing trip consists only of driving a car and twenty meters from the shore. Here, thermal underwear with a wool composition of about 30% is best, no more. 100% wool thermal underwear is generally only suitable as regular warm underwear. But for large transitions and energetic movements such products are not suitable. Another legend is thermal underwear with a high cotton content, they say, this is a natural material and in such a laundry will be comfortable. In it, you generally sweat, and will be endlessly cold.
Therefore, despite the naturalness of linen made of wool and cotton, for active fishing it is better to choose synthetics, which perfectly evaporates moisture and keeps heat.