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The Importance of Performance Fishing Apparel

by Huk Gear June 12, 2015

When you go fishing, how much do you think about the clothes you wear? You might assume that any old t-shirt and shorts will do, but if you want maximum comfort, flexibility, and durability, you need to choose the right apparel.

The truth is, the clothes you choose for fishing can make a big difference. You need items that protect your skin from the sun, keep you cool, and help you stay comfortable for hours on the water. The right fishing apparel can be the difference between a successful fishing adventure and a day full of frustration.

Sun Protection

One of the biggest challenges for anglers all across the country is protecting themselves from the sun. Performance fishing apparel, however, helps anglers fight the battle against sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer by covering their arms, necks and faces. With performance apparel like long-sleeve shirts and fishing masks, you’ll have a lightweight item that blocks the sun and keeps you cool and comfortable all day long. Anglers who want to spend hours on the water need to be aware of skin damage, and performance fishing apparel helps them achieve maximum protection.


Having a smooth, unrestricted casting motion is essential for anglers of all types, but if you are involved in a highly-active type of fishing, like bass fishing with luresor sight-fishing for redfish, then you need an item that won’t hinder your casting motion. The right clothing will give you added flexibility in the shoulders, midsection, and arms, allowing you to cast accurately. High-quality fishing apparel from Huk even has added spandex, which creates greater flexibility and protects the material from being ripped.

Keeping You Dry and Clean

No matter how hard you try to avoid it, if you go fishing enough you are guaranteed to get wet. Sprays from the ocean, splashes from a fish, even water running from your fishing equipment; there are many ways that you can get soaked when fishing. With the right performance apparel, however, you can stay dry the entire time. Fishing shirts like the 1/4 Zip Huk Camo Performance ICONhave moisture-transport technology that allows water to bead away, while all-weather items like jackets and bibshave taped seams and water-proof materials.

Long-Term Durability

Fishing can be rough on clothing. Between spays of saltwater, thrashing fish, live bait, and everything else that you can come across, fishing is one of those activities that is hard on clothing. For this reason, it pays to have rugged, durable, long-lasting performance apparel. The right fishing clothes will last for years thanks to advanced materials and intelligent engineering. By fishing with performance fishing apparel, you get more value from every shirt, sweatshirt, and pair of shorts.

Performance Fishing Apparel for Any Angler

Whether you need a cool, comfortable t-shirt or a heavy-duty pair of bibs, Huk has the performance apparel you are looking for. You’ll find apparel for men and women, and you can even find items with your favorite fish, including bass, catfish, redfish, tarpon, tuna, and more. Visit our online store and find your favorite fishing clothes for your next trip out on the water.

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