Surf fishing attire

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Re: Surf fishing attire

Postby hornet » Wed May 16, 2018 3:36 pm

Nice try but I'm not opening that link here at work to confirm the Gimbal !



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Re: Surf fishing attire

Postby colnick » Wed May 16, 2018 3:53 pm

Have you fellas ever surfed? A wetsuit is called a wetsuit because it is designed to be worn wet. A dry wetsuit with a spray jacket over the top will boil the p1ss out of you inside 15 minutes and they can be a pr*ck of a thing to get on and off. Bare legs or some tights, and rug up the torso, with light spray jacket on wet or real bitter days are probably your best bet. If I had to wear a lifejacket beach fishing I reckon I'd stick to something else.

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Re: Surf fishing attire

Postby hornet » Wed May 16, 2018 4:30 pm

colnick wrote:Have you fellas ever surfed? A wetsuit is called a wetsuit because it is designed to be worn wet. A dry wetsuit with a spray jacket over the top will boil the p1ss out of you inside 15 minutes and they can be a pr*ck of a thing to get on and off. Bare legs or some tights, and rug up the torso, with light spray jacket on wet or real bitter days are probably your best bet. If I had to wear a lifejacket beach fishing I reckon I'd stick to something else.


Hi col... If the tops are that hot when they are dry how about just wet suit pants,then a wind cheater and a spray jacket ?

the pants will be constantly wet in the surf when casting.

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Re: Surf fishing attire

Postby colnick » Wed May 16, 2018 5:30 pm

Yes hornet. That could work but beach conditions can be very variable and you still might find yourself uncomfortably hot on milder days/nights. You can get knee length wetsuit bottoms which could be worth thought as well.
I'm fortunate that I can cope with cold as long as my torso is warm and dry. I just don't like wet stuff round my legs and a bit of sand inside the suit can add to the pain.
Whatever you settle on, good luck mate and let us know how you go.

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Re: Surf fishing attire

Postby one2three » Wed May 16, 2018 5:37 pm

Hi,

My mate brought me today a rain spray jacket from rivers and it fits nicely and feels great.
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Re: Surf fishing attire

Postby Lightningx » Wed May 16, 2018 6:23 pm

Good to hear :thumbsup:



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Re: Surf fishing attire

Postby smile0784 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 pm

Good

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Re: Surf fishing attire

Postby one2three » Wed May 16, 2018 10:29 pm

These also seems interesting, a waterproof hiker shoe which might be able to be used when rock fishing or general fishing

Rivers-Tex Waterproof Hiker

https://www.rivers.com.au/shop/rivers-t ... 1632_BLACK
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Re: Surf fishing attire

Postby Kimtown » Wed May 16, 2018 10:37 pm

hornet wrote:
Texas wrote:
hornet wrote:
4liters wrote:Make sure you wear a life jacket



You dag ... :rofl:


Someone had a big "rant" on another topic, about surf fishermen should wear life jackets
Something about "Not knowing the beach" and being dragged out by the rip.

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I remember it well Tex ! LOL... it went on for some time it was very entertaining, I'm not new to the surf just new to expressly using lures all day.


It was rb25 to me lol

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Re: Surf fishing attire

Postby ducky » Wed May 16, 2018 10:43 pm

Nice warm jacket. Boardies. Neoprene booties and a pair of seal skins socks is what I wear.

Last year bought a pair of Scott lovig pants. Wore them recently for a beach launch session on the boat with the above booties. I reckon they’d be good on the beach if I was determined to go on a bitterly cold day. Having said that. Ya just keep moving and you don’t get cold wearing the boardies.



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