We’re fortunate to spend a lot of days on the water, with a bunch of great folks, in sometimes not-so-great of weather. We’ve come to notice one very important thing when it comes to how comfortable you are during the day..
It all depends on how you start it!
Whether you’re racing towards tidewater in Western Alaska, or cruising the glassy water to a far removed flat on South Andros, the first boat ride in the morning is a very critical part of remaining comfortable throughout your day. With the increased wind chill while on step, coupled with the potential of morning rain, dew, or fog, its very easy to get cold and uncomfortable, even on a seemingly warm morning. After all, once wet and/or cold, its much more difficult to warm up by adding layers, than it is to cool down by taking layers off.
Starting the day off with the worst in mind, and adjusting accordingly throughout the day can make a huge difference in how you enjoy your day. Think lightweight rain shells to start the day on the flats or an extra puffy layer under your wading jacket to kick off a day on the river.
So, when you find yourself preparing for your next fishing trip, be sure to be pack for anything a cool early morning may throw at you.. We think you’ll be happy you did!