Take a bite out of winter. Catch more fish.

41-degrees today, 29 tomorrow. Keep extra layers handy.

41-degrees today, 29 tomorrow. Keep extra layers handy.

Winter has reared its ugly head these past few days. These can be tough conditions.
How does this former Florida boy beat the cold?

Start at the top. Knit caps and neck gaiters are wonderful. I have found the Polar-Tec material to be the warmest.

Base layers have improved over the years. The XGO brand is American made. Choose the “Phase 4.0” for maximum warmth. This brand is the most comfortable I have found.

SealSkinz™ makes waterproof socks and gloves. These actually fit like a second skin. Another great sock is a brand called “Fits”. These knee-high socks are very warm.

Boots are cumbersome in a boat. Try a half-boot style like the Camo-Camp Boot by Muck. They are waterproof and warm.

Your legs need another layer. Have you tried fleece-lined jeans? The warmth and comfort is off the chart. Look for these at retailers like Cabela’s outfitters.

Outerwear technology has changed too. Check out the new StrykR® jackets and bibs by StormR®. These feature Neoprene Core™ technology. This material adds positive flotation to their gear.

Layer up with these high-tech products. Now you can concentrate on fishing, instead of being cold.

Guess who this is. Photo courtesy of Tim Huffman.

Guess who this is. Photo courtesy of Tim Huffman.


Blessings, -tj

About TJ Stallings

45-year tackle industry veteran Marketing and Crazy Ideas at TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group (Home of Road Runner Lures and six hook brands including Tru-Turn, Daiichi, XPoint, Team Catfish, Mr. Crappie and StandOUT Hooks.) Home of Gun Protect. The opinions expressed in this blog are those of TJ Stallings and not necessarily those of TTI-Blakemore.
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4 Responses to Take a bite out of winter. Catch more fish.

  1. Amber says:

    No boats for us for at least another 4 months! I layer on under my Carhartt bibs, and wear waterproof snow boots 🙂 And spend as much time out of the wind as possible, usually warming my hands over the heater inside the shanty. Hoping I don’t have to stick my hands through those holes in the ice.

  2. richardmax22 says:

    Those days of dressing like an Eskimo and braving the elements are in my rear view mirror. But the generations behind me are taking up the fight in my stead. But come March or April my time will come again.

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