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#10980809 - 07/16/15 11:22 AM Summer Fishing Hat?
IslandJim Offline

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 156
Loc: Rockport, TX
What do you guys here use in the Texas heat for headgear? My gimme caps do not cover my ears or neck and I've had all the skin cancers I need. Maybe I'm fishing too late or too early.


#10980822 - 07/16/15 11:25 AM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
hook-line&sinker Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 8898
Loc: Bryan, Texas
I wear the biggest straw cowboy hat I can find.. regardless of how goofy I may look wink

Edited by hook-line&sinker (07/16/15 11:26 AM)
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#10980871 - 07/16/15 11:39 AM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 2499
Loc: Richardson, Texas
I wear a buff and pull it over my hat, covers ears and neck.

#10980980 - 07/16/15 12:16 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
Tallgrass05 Online   content
bill maher's protege

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 39761
Loc: Kansas
I wear the Cabela's Guidewear flats cap. It's very light and breathable, and has panels you can unfold to drape over the neck and ears. Plus a keeper clip so it doesn't blow off in the wind.

#10980991 - 07/16/15 12:21 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
txbassnewbie Offline

Registered: 07/02/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Flower Mound
columbia boonie style hat

#10981000 - 07/16/15 12:25 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
spazm09 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 1204
Loc: Dallas, Tx
If you want something that'll last a lifetime, get a Tilley

#10981001 - 07/16/15 12:26 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
TreeBass Offline
Lt. Dan

Registered: 06/19/06
Posts: 43986
Loc: Central Texas
I wear a Magellan from academy, best one I've come across. Comfortable and cool

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#10981006 - 07/16/15 12:27 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
pelican Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/27/11
Posts: 2397
Loc: Grapevine

This one


I've never been good, But I've been Lucky!
I don't Lie or Exaggerate, but sometimes I remember BIG!

#10981256 - 07/16/15 02:29 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
collincountytx Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 9746
Loc: Dallas, TX
Outdoor Research hat, buffs, and sleeves are great. I have some other brands, but I have a big noggin and many of the Outdoor Research brand offerings are available in XL that fit me way better than other brand XL or one site fits all


#10981484 - 07/16/15 03:41 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
Dag˛Bill Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 4935
Loc: Kingston, PA
I wear the Under Armour Iso-Chill Hat
"If you're going through hell keep going." Winston Churchill

Originally Posted By: 1ShotNoKills
I open mouth kiss my sisters

#10981529 - 07/16/15 03:55 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
Thinwater skinner Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/23/09
Posts: 693
Loc: Stephenville, TX
I use a straw hat with a chin pull, or high winds.

#10981546 - 07/16/15 04:02 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
buton Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 1348
Loc: Cypress,Tx
no need for hat... get a buff

#10981787 - 07/16/15 06:15 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
RBDavis3591 Offline

Registered: 08/17/14
Posts: 113
Loc: Austin
I use the Buff UVX Mask Multifunctional Headwear that I picked up from ACK. I like it because it has the shoulder flaps to protect the neck/shoulders plus covers the head including the ear. I start with it around my neck until the sun gets high enough to need it then I pull it up and put my ball cap over the top. This coupled with wearing long sleeve and sun gloves leaves me protected from the sun.

The Buff material is made that as you are sweating the Buff evaporates the sweat quickly and actually cools you off. I have spent 6+ hours on the water and was very comfortable. The only problem is that since you are sweating but not noticing the sweat you need to make sure you drink plenty of water even though you are not thirsty.

#10981828 - 07/16/15 06:25 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
FWBanger Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 725
I use a buff pulled up over my ballcap too. The other styles of hats are too floppy in the wind and the neck covers sometimes blow up leaving your neck exposed.

#10982305 - 07/16/15 10:09 PM Re: Summer Fishing Hat? [Re: IslandJim]
b737 Offline

Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 30
Loc: Canyon Lake, Texas
I use the bigger billed , Bright Orange hat from Bass Pro. I cross channels, and PB idiots running the flats - flat out. I like visibility.

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