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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Gloves Reply with quote

I suffer with cold hands and am looking for a pair of gloves that will eliminate the cold whilst still being able to feel the line.

Any recommendations?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but they don't exist.

The major problem is that, when fly fishing, our hands are constantly becoming wet. Cast with dry, warm hands . . . retrieve and your hands become wet and cold from the line. Rub your hands with barrier cream and wear thin, latex surgical gloves is a partial answer combined with good hand warmers, stops your hands getting wet and chilled, and you can still 'feel' the line.

For good hand warmers, investigate those from Zippo. I use two, one in each pocket of my wading jacket. The Zippo ones, you fill with lighter fluid and light a foil 'element' . . . One fill will last all day . . . They're a great source of comfort.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You won't eliminate the problem totally grey hackle, but you can alleviate it to a greater or lesser extent. Simms do a good half fingered Windstopper glove that is very good. Keeps the back of the hands warm which is always a good thing.

Alternatively look at the Snowbee neoprene gloces. Thin neoprene, but they are full-fingered so you will need to do a bit of trimming. I'm left handed so I cut back the thumb, fore- and middle fingers on the left hand glove and all fingers & thumb on the right handed glove. This means I can Fig 7 retrieve with my right hand while running the line through the thumb and fingers of the left. The gloves are welded so they won't unravel when you trim them. Don't cut too far down the fingers though - level with the second knuckle is far enough.

For quality and durability go for the Simms. If cost is an issue do the Snowbees. I've used mine when picking up with the dogs as well as fishing and it was three years before they started to fall apart.

Memo to self. Buy new pair of Snowbeen gloves.
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