Fisherman's clothing & Layering -"What to wear"
Boat Clothing & Shoes Ice Fishing-Clothing and "How to"
Read below about clothing and recommendations on how to dress appropriately. The right type of clothing, materials, and practices will keep you toasty when temperatures fall below freezing.
It's critical that you stay warm and dry when ice fishing; not only for your much comfort, but for your safety and health.
It's tough to concentrate and finesse jig a fussy panfish with freezing fingers. Being cold also impacts your ability to fish effectively.
If you've been completely exposed without the comfort of a shelter and was battered by steady winds in bitterly cold temperatures, but dressed with plenty of layers and an insulated ice fishing suit, you didn't get chilled. At the other end of the spectrum, if you have perfect late-ice adventures under a warm sun, in conditions like that, insulated rubber boots and sunscreen are the two most critical things you needed to stay comfortable. If you are walking just for the day ice fishing, always aim to finish the walk before sunset. If you decide to stay out in the wild overnight, you need to plan beforehand where you are going to stay.
You already know about the importance of layering clothing?! - layering clothing effectively is the best way to stay warm and comfortable in cold winter conditions. Layering clothing keeps you comfortable. Insulated Snosuit Bibs and a fleece hoodie were all needed on a calm and mild February outing.
Layering system involves wearing a combination of clothes to regulate your body temperature so that you don't get cold or overheat in winter days. You can really overheat in winter.
Carrying a 30-pound auger, often drill holes through the ice and pulling a portable shelter while trudging through calf-high snow constitutes more than enough exertion to boost your temperature. However, If you sweat while wearing the right layers, most of your perspiration will be wicked away from your skin, leaving you relatively dry while still warm and comfortable.
If you're overdressed for the more active moments in winter fishing, you'll get too hot and kick up a sweat and this is a serious problem when you're not properly dressed as sweat-soaked clothes against your skin, once your activity level drops can quickly cause you to get chilled. If possible, it's best to avoid excessive sweating by shedding insulating layers when you know you'll be active, and putting them back on when you stop so you don't lose too much body heat.
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The best fabrics insulate you from the cold, yet allow your body to shed heat and moisture. Multiple layers of thin clothing are far more effective at trapping air against your skin (to be warmed by your body) than a few thick layers. Adjust your body temperature by layering clothes.
-Long pants should allow freedom of movement, and be made of a fabric that will dry quickly if it gets wet.
- Wear cotton undergarments in mild weather, thermal underwear in below-freezing temperatures.
Keeping Cool and Dry
In hot conditions, wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that covers your body. Short pants and short-sleeved shirts keep you cool, but give exposed body parts no protection against harmful ultraviolet radiation.
Carry waterproof clothing with you to help keep you dry in wet conditions.
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Make sure it covers the body from head to foot and that it is comfortable to wear. Put it on as soon as it starts to rain, take it off right after the rain stops.
At First layer: This close-fitting layer should be a material that can wick perspiration away from the skin. Use a cotton under shirt or thermal top.
A Second: This layer is loose fitting, but should be close enough to protect the neck and wrists. It could be a collared shirt or zippered polo-neck.
A Third Layer - This could be a woolen pullover or fleece jacket. If it's mild, this could be the outer layer, but keep a waterproof top at hand.
A Outer Layer This layer is a jacket that is either waterproof or wind-proof, or both. You must be able to vent the jacket to prevent overheating.