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bmoffitt30
11-21-2005, 11:59 PM
Found this interesting and thought I would pass it on. I read on another thread about the surgeon gloves but I had never heard of this before. Anybody tried it before?

"A trick used by east coast winter smallmouth anglers is to cover their hands with a layer of Vaseline before putting them inside a pair of thin latex gloves like surgeons wear"

blufloyd
11-22-2005, 02:02 AM
I use a generic oatmeal handcream to keep drying out to minimum.
It makes face seem warmer but hands just get it anyway.

CatFan
11-22-2005, 09:20 AM
"A trick used by east coast winter smallmouth anglers is to cover their hands with a layer of Vaseline before putting them inside a pair of thin latex gloves like surgeons wear"

Tried it a few years ago, but didn't like the feeling. Best solution I've found is the small chemical handwarmers taped in place or tucked into wristbands on the bottom of your wrist where you take your pulse. This is close to the veins and arteries that carry blood in and out of your hands, and warming this area adds heat and keeps the blood flowing to your fingers. Doing this can let you go gloveless at times.

sac-a-lait
11-23-2005, 12:10 AM
To me it would look a little funny breaking out the rubber gloves and vasaline at the boat landing when me and a buddy are heading out fishing. Most folks around here might call the law.

Just don't use minners!!! Keep your hands in gloves!!!

ribit
11-23-2005, 11:43 AM
:eek: That crossed mind too SAC. lol

Barnacle Bill
11-23-2005, 12:47 PM
I keep a large soft rag in each jacket pocket. It keeps my hand warm and dry. I've got all kinds of gloves including real warm Gore-Tex pair but the rags seeem to work better.