The Importance of Sun Protection with a Hat

Wearinga hat keeps you safe from the suns harmful ways and keeps you warmWearing a hat while fishing is not just for style and looks, it is full fledged protection. A great fishing hat will protect you from all sorts of things such as:

  • The blistering Heat of the Sun: Wearing a hat will keep the sun off your face and help to prevent you from getting dehydrated by preventing moisture loss.
  • Protection from Hooks: It is very likely that spending a lot of time on the water you realize just how often people get hooked in the neck and head from wild casts. A hat will prevent (or help to prevent) a dangerous situation of a fish hook embedded in the skin.
  • The Glare of the Sun on the water: not only will the brim of a good fishing hat keep the sun out of your eyes, but too much sun can seriously damage your eyes in the long term. You will also be able to spot fish more easily on top of the harmful UV rays entering your eyes.
  • Skin Cancer: a very common place to get skin cancer from the sun is the face and neck. No matter how much sun screen you apply, the best way to keep your skin safe is by wearing a hat that covers these sensitive areas.

On top of these facts, there are several other good reasons to wear good fishing hats, such as keeping your sunglasses and head dry in a rainy situation. Trying to dry out your sunglasses when everything is soaked is not fun! But keeping your head dry will not only keep you warm and comfortable, but it will help you catch more fish. Most of the heat lost in your body goes through your head, so keeping your head warm in the rain will make your experience much more enjoyable.

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