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#11761008 - 08/05/16 08:18 PM Wide brim hats
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14241
Loc: Hurst, TX we have post about fishing gloves, buffs/gaiters, how about one for wide brimmed hats?

My problem is I haven't found one with a thick enough brim that it won't fold up in a breeze. Anyone have one they can recommend? At my age I'm over the looks issue and could care less how it looks or what someone thinks, I just want one I can wear and have the brim stay in place.

Do I have to spend the money for a Tilly to accomplish this?

#11761109 - 08/05/16 09:26 PM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
jbobo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 2958
Loc: springtown,tx.
That's what I did. I love it. The brim on mine will fold up in a stiff breeze, though. I think I can wash it and sit it out flat to dry and it will get stiffer again. Here is a link to the one I got.
22 ft. Wellcraft Deep V CC
Bridgeport/Eagle Mountain/Possum Kingdom/ Lake Texoma Home of the RonRig!

#11761126 - 08/05/16 09:42 PM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
butch sanders Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 26622
Loc: Arlington, Texas
at the Army surplus store, on White Settlement in Fort Worth, they sell some heavy wide brim hats
probably from Desert Storm
i workoutdoors, & it is the best hat i have found

#11761375 - 08/06/16 03:51 AM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
toddfish Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 1460
Loc: East Montgomery County
Straw lifeguard hat by Oneill. Lightweight and the brim won't flip up in the wind.

#11761657 - 08/06/16 10:50 AM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 16037
Loc: South Texas
Buy one of those wide brimmed hats from Academy and spray it with clear Polyurathane. Several coats will make it stiff.
Hey, if those country stars can spray their hats with black paint then why not clear coat?
Just one more cast!

#11761678 - 08/06/16 11:06 AM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 7468
Loc: Albany
I finally found a great one. It is a guy harvey hat huge brim and neck drape but it isnt hot
Found it at Buccees of all places

#11761699 - 08/06/16 11:39 AM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
Dusty Rivers Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/04/16
Posts: 14
straw cowboy hat. after all it is Texas fish
Dusty Rivers "nothing matters while on the lake"- except hidden tree top :-)

#11761836 - 08/06/16 01:35 PM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
ebl Offline

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 118
My signmature hat for the boat is a suede leather hat. Only drawback is I have to take it of when the boat is unning wide open.

#11761961 - 08/06/16 03:16 PM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2554
Loc: Beckville, TX
Safari hat maybe?

#11762006 - 08/06/16 03:51 PM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
lite-liner Offline
Capt. CUDA

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6544
Loc: Fulton, Texas
got a bigass sombrero brim straw hat.
wear it everywhere in the sun during the summer.
worn out by October.
go pay $12 for another one. they last about a year
Academy in portland had 'em

#11763074 - 08/07/16 10:45 AM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
Mr. Incredible Offline

Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 147
Duluth Trading. They have a few to choose from. I've got The Crusher and I really like it. Plus their guarantee is unbeatable. I know as I've used it a few times.

#11763122 - 08/07/16 11:14 AM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
jwatts77 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 3156
Loc: Texas
OK guys, a lot of you remember the boony hats they gave us in Desert Storm. We used a length of safety wire pushed into the seam around the edge of the brim to shape and keep the hat brim stiff.

You just bend the tip of the safety wire (.032) over about 1/4 inch and feed it inside the edge seam of the brim where it's sewn together. Works good and you can shape it anyway you want.

This works with any floppy hat with an edge seam sewn onto the hat brim.

#11763127 - 08/07/16 11:19 AM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 8343
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Good tip. I keep that Monel wire in stock too.

#11763130 - 08/07/16 11:22 AM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
Phototex Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/13/14
Posts: 1423
Loc: Coppell, TX
I use a wide-brimmed Tilley. Expensive, but worth it with their lifetime guarantee. I've had 2 of them replaced free, and still have 3 hanging in my closet. If you wear the neck strap and back of neck strap properly, they will NOT blow off. BPS has some less-expensive ones, too.
PB: 10-01 on a Ribbit frog

#11763803 - 08/07/16 05:52 PM Re: Wide brim hats [Re: K.D.]
uncle_bagster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2856
That looks like a good hat, but it seems a bit steep. I wonder if it has a stampede string?

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