Your hands can get really dinged up when you’re fishing (or even worse, guiding).
Leaders and fly lines cut them up. Hooks poke them. Days with lots of rain (and/or fish releases) make them chapped and cracked. Stiff waterproof zippers, sandy anchor ropes, ratchet straps, fillet knives…yeah, your hands can get really dinged up when you’re fishing.
“Don’t turn big problems into little problems” is a rule we live by since we operate in remote areas, and that rule applies to your hands as well. Our guides know that taking good care of the little problems on their hands will prevent much bigger problems down the road.
That all leads us to New-Skin. It’s one of the best ways we’ve found to nip minor hand problems (line cuts, cracks, etc) in the bud. New-Skin Liquid Bandage is basically super glue with antiseptic in it. It comes in a little bottle with a little brush. When you get a minor cut on your hand, you brush on a little New-Skin, let it dry for a minute or so, and…dealt with. The cut is covered, the antiseptic goes to work, and you’re on to bigger and better things.
We highly recommend a bottle of New-Skin in your fishing kit.