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What hat do you wear fishing? #12338104
07/13/17 09:41 PM
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I got burned up last week fishing and now I am thinking I want a booney hat. I am thinking I want the Simms Solar Sombrero.
If someone has a cheaper hat that they love I would like to know about it. I am just not wanting one with a floppy brim.

Paul


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Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12338117
07/13/17 09:50 PM
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Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
I've got a Tilley hat that I wear when fishing, but I've been thinking about getting something a little cooler for the eight months of summer we have down here. The North Face Shadowcaster looks like it might work. UPF rating of 50.


Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12338150
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I just put on a neck/face protector, polarized sunglasses and a comfortable baseball hat with a mesh back so it breathes good. I pull the neck protector up over my ears and nose. You'll find what you like best through trial and error. I shoot for easy and comfortable. I used to just wear a "landscaper hat" as my brother calls them, but i got to liking the idea of keeping the sun off of me pretty much 100%

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Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12338172
07/13/17 10:26 PM
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I have Tilley also. They are not cheap and they are kind of goofy looking, but I was surprised by how comfortable and effective they are. They do have a soft brim, but mine holds its shape well and does not flop around.

However, I definitely recommend one of the styles that has mesh in the crown for use around here.


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Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12338223
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Those Tilley hats look great but wow they are over twice the price of the Simms.


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Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12338467
07/14/17 01:43 AM
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I like my Tilley camo hat but like someone else stated it is too hot for me in the summer. I have a Salt Life camo booney hat that I work in everyday and also wear fishing when it is too hot for the Tilley.


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Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12338470
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Agreed, they are expensive. I got lucky and found mine in a fly shop's clearance section several years ago.


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Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12338508
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Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12339378
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Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12339489
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x2 on wearing a buff and a mesh back baseball cap. I tried wearing hats with brims but if there's any wind the brim kept flopping around and sometimes the brim would stay bent leaving my neck exposed. The buffs stay put, cover everything and even keep out mosquitos. Plus, you look like an uber-cool fishing ninja while wearing one.

Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12340948
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I have a boony hat, I think it's made by Outdoor Research. The op is mesh ventilated and overall its pretty lightweight. I usually have buff around my neck just worn sort of loosely to keep the sun off the back of my neck in the summer and for warmth in the winter . When it gets really hot and sunny I add a Simms face gator. It's very light and stays in place.

Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12341029
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I like caps but the sun is mean in the summer. I took an old cap, tore the bill off and glued it to a boony hat. Now I have my ears and neck protected by the boony that has the feel of a cap-p-

Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12343280
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Haaatss? We don need no stinkin hats! But if we ded have a hat ...

Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12346132
07/18/17 06:33 PM
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I've had good luck with a hat Cabela's sells, the Stetson Airway Breezer:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/clothing/mens-casual-clothing/mens-headwear/mens-brimmed-hats|/pc/104797080/c/104746680/sc/104448780/i/104006880/stetson-reg-mens-airway-breezer-hat/750877.uts

It served me well on a trip to Belize (though it got a bit smashed in the overhead on the way home) and recently on a midday carp excursion on a hot and breezy day. Cabela's also sells a similar one that's a bit cheaper.


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Re: What hat do you wear fishing? [Re: Gamblingman] #12346259
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