Post By: Big Low Posted: 4/23/2015 2:39:18 PMPoints: 95
I wanted to thank everyone for the great fly fishing information over the last 2 weeks. You captured my attention so greatly that my goofy butt bought a fly tying station and material and started tying flies!!! The wife is about at her limits. My question is , I've noticed quite a few "fly guys" wearing the bandana or rag over the face thingy with glasses covering what little skin is left. What is the purpose of this? Is it to eliminate sun or wind burn or is it to try and look like a trout to fool your prey? My wife threatens that if I take on this attire she will never be seen with me on the river again not to mention a hispanic in this attire is never a good thing....just sayin. headed out this weekend to hit the gentler streams for a beginner fly fisherman. I will have updates.
Proper fishing attire for me is whatever I have on when I head out and a bit of sun screen. I like some of the "flats" clothing for the large pockets that I can stuff fly boxes in, and it dries quickly. I have a tendency to get wet, for any number of reasons. Yes, I'm an old fly fisher.
I think the things you are talking about are worn 35% to block sun and 65% because the wearer thinks it looks cool. Not my style. To each their own though. I do have a flats shirt or sun shirt that is nice in the summer. But it just looks like a white dress shirt.
Reply by: Dangly Posted: 4/24/2015 3:55:04 AM Points: 238
I wear a buff too, I float tube a bunch and sitting on top of a mirror ( water) can fry you quick. As far as fly fishing goes, try the outfit below, It's how a lot of fly guys picture themselves anyway....hee hee