Types of Fishing Hats

Fishing hat made by Simms. This is a high quality hat for fishing and all outdoor activities,

Protection at its Peak

If you’re an avid fisherman and love being on the water for hours at a time you know that in addition to sunscreen the most important article of clothing you must have is a hat. Hats are used to not only protect your head (whether you have hair or not) from the harmful UV rays of the sun, but to also keep your head cool or warm, depending on the time of day and where you’re going to be fishing. The water’s reflection can not only be damaging from a sun standpoint, it can also cause a glare, preventing you from seeing properly, and that can be dangerous of your steering a boat, or most importantly, we don’t want you to miss that big catch because you’re getting a glare off the lake! Read more here about why wearing a hat while fishing is important.

The Best Places to Shop

Some of the best places to go for fishing hats are traditional outdoors shops, but there are a variety of online retailers such as Amazon that could save you a lot of money.  They have a variety of styles and colors from which you can choose. From wide brimmed floppy, to baseball cap style, to broad brimmed hats with draw strings, you’re sure to find something to suit your personal taste, style and of course budget.

Convenience at Your Fingertips

Another great resource can be found in online shopping. The internet is one of the greatest resources and is right at your fingertips. Additionally, many online stores offer discount coupons and coupon codes during different times of the year so you’re sure to not only find a style you like, but you can often times get it at a fraction of the cost of traditional stores when combined with coupons and free shipping. It may take a little navigating, but by using your favorite search engine, you will find that this is one of the easiest ways to shop. The only downside is if you prefer to actually try the garment on prior to purchasing it. If you like to “get a feel” for the material, how it breathes and sits on your head, etc. then a traditional method of shopping would work best for you.

Here are some of the more popular fishing hats you can find both online and in retail shops.

The Up-Downer Baseball Cap

Kaki flap cap fishing hatThe up-downer baseball cap is really designed to have an extended front bill that is better at keeping elements like rain and sun off your face. The cap also has a roll down back that will protect your neck from the beating sun if you’re out on the lake or at sea for an extended period of time. For maximum protection from the elements, this hat is an excellent option. It is comfortable without being cumbersome or complicated. (i.e. you don’t need a degree or instruction manual to put it on.)

Wide-Brimmed Caped Hat

Simms Solar SombreroThis caped hat is absolutely great for fishing environments. It’s wide neck and brim cap prevents your neck and head from sunburn or from getting wet, plus there are air vents to control sweat and small bugs, along with a chin strap to keep it secure so you never have to take your hands off the rod to adjust your hat or keep it from blowing off your head and into the water. (however, if it did, the cape also enables this fishing hat to float, so it would be an easy rescue!) Everyone who enjoys being outdoors or on the water will enjoy this hat’s design and style.

The Booney Hat

Columbia bora bora booney fishing hat 2Originally made popular by hunters, this style of hat as recently increased in demand by fisherman. The typical boney hat is designed with light colors so it reflects the sun’s heat and if features a wide brim so your face and neck are protected from the elements. If you choose a booney hat, make sure the material is both breathable and waterproof.

While the Up-Downer and caped hats are typically preferred by fisherman, the boney hat is also an excellent option, depending on your preference. All of these hats can be found at outdoors shops or online. Whichever you choose, a hat is one of the best ways to instill protection while you enjoy your time on the lake or ocean waiting for “the catch of the day!”

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