When the weather cools off in the late fall the fishing heats up all over the country. Water temperatures in the 60’s can mean exciting action and a lot of fun catching largemouth bass. When the temperatures dip even further the smallmouth turn on.
If the water temperature is low the air temperature is falling too and nothing ruins a fun day on the water faster than cold, wet hands.
We talked to Major League Fishing pro angler Timmy Horton and veteran outdoor television host Steve Pennaz about their best cold busting strategy and both had a similar answer – wool.
“A few years ago, I made a commitment to my family to do a better job of protecting myself against the outdoor elements while fishing—rain, shine or snow, doesn’t matter,” says Pennaz. “For me, gloves are a big part of a sun protection program. But when it gets little colder out, a pair of Fish Monkey Wooly Gloves become standard equipment—warm, comfy and built expressly for anglers.”
Wool is a natural insulator. The fibers trap air and inherently manage moisture. What this means for gloves is that it allows a glove to absorb up to 30-percent of its weight in water without feeling damp or heavy. Fish Monkey Gloves use select wool fibers as the insulator. The glove is then finished with a soft knit interior fabric and synthetic leather palm. The glove is also tailored with Fish Monkey’s trademark “second skin” fit. What goes on your hand is a not just another wool glove, but an amazingly functional piece of snug-fitting hand-protection you’ve got to feel to believe.
Timmy Horton agrees.
“What’s really special about my Wooly Gloves is I can leave them on while I fish without any loss of dexterity or sensitivity,” notes Horton. “They’re absolutely the most comfortable cool weather gloves I’ve ever worn; that’s a given with Fish Monkey. But what I especially appreciate as a professional angler is the synthetic leather palm and grip, which gives me complete control over my rod at all times—actually reduces hand fatigue.”
Composed of select, breathable wool fibers, the Fish Monkey Wooly Full Finger (MSRP $24.95) offers exceptional warmth and performance in any cool or cold-weather environment. Synthetic leather palms provide a secure grip while offering extra hand protection from fatigue. Knit construction yields a comfortable, flexible fit that moves with your hand.
Look for Fish Monkey’s full line of angler-centric hand wear at your local retailer or visit www.fishmonkeygloves.com for more information.