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Old 12-22-2015, 12:31 PM
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Cold Weather Gear

My mom spoiled me yesterday and took me shopping for cold weather gear. I've been going to the San Juan in January for close to twenty years, usually on super bowl weekend until I found AZFAT and Juanuary. It can be brutally cold but the fishing can be outstanding. The right gear can make your trip much more comfortable.

So here is my cold weather gear list:
Thorlo combat boot socks - thinner than most wading socks yet just as warm. They also have extra support for your foot arches which I need for Ledderhose Disease. Yes, there is such a thing!

Under Armour cold gear compression leggings - best thermals ever!

McDavid compression sleeves - for warmth and tennis elbow from 40 years of fly fishing and wrenching.

Simms wading jacket - just got it yesterday to replace my old Redington jacket. Comfy but can't review yet.

Fleece gator and UV gator.

A few different beenies.

Fingerless fishing gloves - still keep hands reasonably warm when wet.

Layers of thin performance materials - stay away from cotton.

Hand warmers

Whiskey - warms you from the inside out. Or maybe you just don't notice how friggin' cold it is after a while.

Would like to hear from others on good cold weather gear.
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:44 PM
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Great post Chad.

I am also a fan of the finger-less gloves, and like to have a pair with the flip over mitten. While the fancy synthetics gloves can be expensive, you can often find wool pairs for a few bucks.

Also, maybe especially since I don't drink anymore, I like to be able to have a hot beverage so I bring a backpack stove and coffeepot when it is real cold out. You can make some coffee or hot water. A hot cup of soup can turn a cold day around real quick.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:56 PM
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cigarettes a lighter and a spare set of gloves. I don't fish in crazy cold weather any more.
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:09 PM
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you should carry a spare lighter too
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:13 PM
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Wool Socks, Fleece pants, fleece jacket, and a beene has always been my go to. I am known to wear fingerless wool gloves from time to time, but they always get wet lol.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:17 PM
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I like the whiskey part !
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:13 PM
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+2 on the whiskey. I swear by my Glacier Gloves Pro Anglers. My legs are always cold...never had luck finding a proper long john. I'm going to take your advice on the UA cold gear leggings. They get great reviews on Amazon. And on Amazon the price isnt too bad.

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Old 12-22-2015, 09:47 PM
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you need fleece pants between GOOD lj's and waders..and jimmy? that's why I said spare gloves.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:06 PM
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I would also bring a warmer jacket everywhere I went and pray for warm daze.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:52 AM
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Considering taking some HotHands heat packs. One of those in a glove can make a huge difference with wet/cold fingertips. Perhaps, more importantly, for those guys that get cold feet/legs they make a foot version with a little stick'em... I've used one below my toes AND one on top of toes and that can be a game changer.
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