The choice of what to wear when fishing is governed by numerous factors such as comfort, protection, safety, weather, breathability, practicality, quality and of course, style. Fishing fashion has come a long way in recent years, with all manner of gadgets and gimmicks to hook us in.
While a good post would probably look at these aspects in more detail, this particular post will show off some of the awesome style that the boys from Flick and Fly Journal have been sporting over the last few years. Hamish definitely takes the cake for this one; some of the things he comes up with would probably be more suited to a catwalk on Oxford street, but mostly the choice is governed by the factors described above. But it’s not just Hamish – we’re all guilty of throwing on some awesome rags at times, and it’s partly what makes time fishing with these guys so much fun. After all, you’re not going fishing to impress your mates with your sense of fashion, but rather to catch more fish than them and have a great time away from the subtle pressures of needing to wear clothes that don’t look stupid in your normal day to day lives.
The photo above shows two suitably dressed fishermen acting like complete galahs. But at least they’re not cold and wet, and that’s the main thing. If they were cold and wet they’d never be having this much fun.
This above shot shows comfort and style, enhanced by the bluegrass Dan was playing.
Ok so I realise the post has completely digressed from fishing fashion so let’s get back to it with the next few shots.
I hope this post has shown you that fashion and fishing are not at all synonymous. But then again, I haven’t found any embarrassing photos of myself, so I’ll leave it up to the other guys to see what they can find!