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jhef
05-03-2009, 10:34 PM
fished a local bass tourny today , and it poured on us all day, needless to say with my frog toggs on i was still soaked from head to toe, couldnt see cause of rain coming in,
im looking at the fish hedz anybody use this? it looks a little goofy but heck if it works, also any good recommendations on a good rain suit thats not hot and completely water proof? thanks

Doc Crappie
05-03-2009, 11:15 PM
And I thought frog toggs where the thig to have out there fishing , did the rain soak through or was the wind blowing it in the hood and face opening? Was thinking of buying a pair now not so sure

Arkie John
05-04-2009, 12:00 AM
Gotta buy a new rainsuit myself. You know..."May showers..."

aj

Hanr3
05-04-2009, 12:38 AM
I've done a lot of things in the rain, and have yet to find anything you wear to keep you dry short of a wet suit. The major problems with most "wet-weather gear" is two things. One they dont breath enough and you get soaked from your own sweat. Two, the rain enters through your neck, wrists, and ankles, or three the water proof material is so thin the rain soaks throughor is forced through due to a hard rain.

Honestly I feel the best option is a wide brimmed water proof hat. It will keep the water off your head/face, unless you fish into the wind. Keeping your head dry is half the battle. Then wear clothing to keep you warm when wet. Don't wear any cotton. Cotton kills. Cotton absorbs water like a sponge and takes forever to dry, plus when cotton is wet it retains no heat. Cotton is excellent to cool the body, which is perfect if you want to cool off on a hot summer day. But sucks if your trying to stay dry and warm. Wool is an excellent choice for the budget minded. It may get wet, however it also retains heat.

If you dont want to get wet, your best option is to stay out of the rain. Bimi top, umbrealla. I know, I know, its not manly to fish under a bimi top or umbrella. I got no problem using an umbrella. :D

My preferred attire for wet weather? Depends on the season/temperature.
I gather your worried about 50-70 degree range.
3" wide brimmed hat, synthetic long sleeve shirt (base layer), synthetic shirt (t-shirt style), and a fleece jacket with hand pockets.
Silk skivies or no skivies, synthetic pants with liner or base layer and exterior layer like you did on the shirts, wool/synthetic blend socks and shoes.
I like to wear a poncho, long poncho. The longer the better. Keep your arms below elbow level, side cast, and have fun. Oh and bring hot cocoa, or coffee and a change of clothes. Your going to get wet, either from sweat or from the rain, but your going to get wet. Stay warm and the wet isn't so bad. Once your out of the rain, change into dry clothes. Watch your body and know the symptoms of hyperthermia. It strikse most in 50-70 degrees.

badbrad
05-04-2009, 02:03 AM
Well through two past experiences this season I've become somewhat of an expert on this discussion. First of all, I've had a set of Frog Toggs and have never been impressed with them. Got soaked the first time I wore them and split the crotch out of the pants stepping from the boat onto the dock.

In February we went to Lake Weiss and fished all day in torrentail rains. I had two rains suits in the boat. One was an old pvc rainsuit the other was supposed to be this new high-tech cloth style camoflauged suit that claimed to be a rain suit. Needless to say, I got soaked in both.

I made up my mind I was going to find a rain suit that actually kept you dry. I believe I finally found one. It's an H20 suit from Gander Mountain which consists of bibs and jacket. I fished in it all day long this past Friday on Kentucky Lake in downpours of rain. At the end of the day back at the ramp, my clothes underneath were completly dry. Finally a rainsuit I can trust to keep me dry. Only problem is the price. I'm sure there are others out there just as good, but I can recommend this one first hand.

Downwind
05-04-2009, 06:30 AM
Bass Pro rain suite. Have had mine for several years and have fished in frog chocking rain and stayed dry. Pricey but well worth the investment.

Whistler
05-04-2009, 06:38 AM
The Save Phace facemasks from Bass Pro work very well. It's some of the best money I've ever spent. I wear it even if it isn't raining, just to keep wind out of my face when I have the boat on plane. They have some pretty nice "artwork" on these masks as well. IE: Skeleton face, Snake skin, etc...

rockmike
05-04-2009, 07:13 AM
Cabela's Guidewear. I keep Frogg Toggs in my boat all the time. Just have to be careful not to get in a bind---they do rip pretty easily.

Don G
05-04-2009, 07:35 AM
The Save Phace facemasks from Bass Pro work very well. It's some of the best money I've ever spent. I wear it even if it isn't raining, just to keep wind out of my face when I have the boat on plane. They have some pretty nice "artwork" on these masks as well. IE: Skeleton face, Snake skin, etc...

Save Phace also good for keeping Springtime bugs out of your eyes...

Can't beat Cabelas Guidewear.......

possumcop
05-04-2009, 07:10 PM
I have had just about every kind of rain gear made and the very best I have used is the 100mph rain suits from Bass Pro. They are about $520.00 but they are worth every penny.

Slabo
05-04-2009, 07:20 PM
Cabela's Guidewear. I keep Frogg Toggs in my boat all the time. Just have to be careful not to get in a bind---they do rip pretty easily.


Same here just bought a set of Cabela's Guideware and love them !! I got the parka and bibs you just cant beat them. Also found a waterproof duck hunting bag to keep them in and they go with me all the time. I keep a set of Frogg Toggs in the boat for my fishing buddies who usually don't bring rainware.

OGFWeatherby
05-04-2009, 08:12 PM
Another vote for Gander Mountains TecH20. I've had mine for 2 years or so and never gotten wet.

This past Friday I went with my brother and it rained on us all day. Get home the sun comes out (go figure). Neighbor says "Lets go fishing" so off we go again. Took the rain gear and sure enough it came a bad thunderstorm.

After fishing all day in the rain and then getting caught again that evening I was still dry. If you watch their ads you can sometimes get them on sale for a good price. One piece of advice. Get the bibs not the pants.

jhef
05-04-2009, 08:19 PM
i bought a pair of the gander tech 20s and a paintball mask, the mask was 19. bucks it looks a lot like the fish hedz without the crazy graphics, anti fog doubled lense included,,,just look like darth vader , ill post pics later
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t36/zarache/001-3.jpg

OGFWeatherby
05-04-2009, 09:26 PM
Thats the exact suit I have same color and all. Good choice!

badbrad
05-05-2009, 12:18 AM
Guess we all have the same taste, That's the exact suit I got from Gander as well. Seems like the theme this year. Every day that I'm able to fish, rain is forecast. I'm planning on going Wednesday this week and there is an 80 percent chance of rain and T-storms. Glad I broke down and spend the bucks on the suit. Just hate that it takes so long to dry the boat out.

jhef
05-05-2009, 08:46 AM
i wanted the blue and black but didnt have the jacket my size, so went with green, better then red i guess, i put it all on and scared the heck out of my wife lol hey brad get ya some fans to dry boat out with, i got 2 high velocity fans , took about 20 minutes to run over it with a shop vac, then left fans on it and it dried out in a few hours,,,

foul hook
05-05-2009, 07:15 PM
FROG TOGG POO POO! BP Pro Qualifier or the 100 MPH GOT_TEC. It is hi end but it works. NO POO! The HOOK said that!

Cane Pole
05-05-2009, 09:14 PM
i bought a pair of the gander tech 20s and a paintball mask, the mask was 19. bucks it looks a lot like the fish hedz without the crazy graphics, anti fog doubled lense included,,,just look like darth vader , ill post pics later
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t36/zarache/001-3.jpg


Fish Vader!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

jhef
05-05-2009, 09:42 PM
lol after the pic i rode around neighbor hood on my riding lawnmower, gave the neighbors a good laugh...my son wouldnt let me borrow his light saber though?

Hanr3
05-05-2009, 11:01 PM
I'll have to swing by Gander and take a look.

Yodibuzz
05-06-2009, 10:56 AM
Can't beat Cabelas Guidewear

I have had mine for over 10 years and still keep me dry and warm in nasty conditions,i got jacket,bibs and insulated bibs for winter.
Can't beat a motor cycle helmet for head gear at w o t in the cold.

BleuGhill
05-07-2009, 06:34 PM
Gander Mountain H20 Guide Series Rainwear - AnglerInsider.com (http://anglerinsider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20106)

newlite
05-08-2009, 04:35 PM
Hey guys and gals.Carhart just came out with a good rainsuit.I bought one and love it.
Not cheap but well made.they have a short model jacket and long model.they also have
pants or ones with susspenders,but no bibs yet.I heard that the GORTEX pantent ran out
last year so they are making the same thing as gortex.Air gets out but water does not get in.check em out.good luck