How to dress for ice fishing
Fans of winter fishing, you need to be able to choose clothes and shoes for this hobby. And get a lot of pleasure from the process and stay healthy. It’s as important as, for example, and tackle box.
The first thing you need to pay attention to the shoes. Warm feet – healthy body.
How to choose what to wear fishing in the winter: shoes must be two sizes larger; lightweight; anti-slip; comfortable; with high quality insulation. Preferably this should be boots.
You also need to pay attention to the insoles. They must be of felt or wool.
What to wear to the hands. You should not wear gloves for ice fishing. It is better to wear mittens insulated with fur or other filler.
Than to insulate the head. For fishing in the winter, better suited to cap or knit cap.
Feature of equipment in winter time is layering. Optional to wear a lot of layers, it will be enough and three. Clothing just needs to be of high quality, warm and comfortable.
Modern clothes in the winter. The layer of clothing that is the closest to the body is thermal underwear (socks, underwear). The most important property of this underwear is considered that it removes excess moisture, and so the body of the fisherman is not supercooled.
Socks and underwear should not be cotton, as they quickly get wet, and will be for a very long time to dry. So, for winter the best preference is underwear made of synthetics. Underwear should fit snugly on the body of the fisherman. And not to feel awkward, underwear should not be tight. When underwear is too wide, moisture will not be absorbed and will not distributed.
The next layer is insulation, to keep warm, to provide natural ventilation and excrete excess moisture in the last layer. 2 – layer is used fleece – faux fur. Even if the clothing gets wet it will still retain heat and will dry quickly.
Sweaters made of natural wool to wear should not be, because the clothes in this fabric quickly gets wet, and will not retain heat.
The last layer of clothing will protect from snow, blizzards. The task of the outer layer – not to allow moisture to go in the first and second layer of clothing, and do so to excess moisture evaporated from the layer.
The best option of the third layer is a fabric membrane. To find out whether the composition of the product membrane fabric, you need to pay attention to the tag. The membrane is denoted by a – tex. Is this inscription can be written is water repellent and windproof properties. This means that the product is not out of the membrane, but covered with impregnation.
On winter fishing should dress properly and carefully. And then the fisherman would return with their catch and healthy.