|I'm back with some advice on winter
The key to fishing throughout the fall and the cold days of the winter
is layering. The first layer that I will put on is the Simms mid-weight
Waderwick, in both the top and bottom. Why? The Waderwick will move moisture
away from your body. On my feet I wear a pair of the Simms Waderwick linear
sock and the Simms Exstream wool sock. The linear sock will wick moisture
away from your foot and move it in to the wool.
The second layer is the Simms Rivertek heavyweight Zip Top. This product
disperses moisture from the Waderwick. The fleece is made up of 4 way
stretch fleece, Polartec Power Dry. For the pants, to keep me warm I'll
put on the Simms Polartec Power Stretch pant. Once again the fleece will
disperse the moisture moving it into the Gore-Tex waders.
Gore-Tex waders are a must for fishing in the winter. If it is really
cold out I will use the Simms Polartec Power Stretch Bib. I may look a
little funny, but the bibs have kept me warm! Having a one piece bib will
do two things. First it will keep all of my body heat where I want it,
and second it will move moisture away from my body. The next piece to
the puzzle is a Simms Wind Stopper jacket. These jackets are great. They
have kept me warm and happy. With the Wind Stopper jacket and a Simms
Gore-Tex jacket, you can beat almost any weather. I have been fishing
or hunting in some of the worst conditions, and have been dry and warm.
Two other things that I would not leave home without are a pair of the
Simms Wind Stopper Mitts, and a Wind Stopper Hat. Of course, don't forget
to bring along something hot to drink or a libation that will accomplish
the same thing.