Fishing conditions are very changeable and depending on what time of year it is you can be roasting one minute and freezing the next. In the UK for example, during early Spring, you might be faced with a cold start to the day which requires significant layering. This would typically comprise a base layer, shirt or fleece, and a waterproof and windproof jacket. As the day progresses, it can change from 7 or 8 degrees to the mid to high teens so wearing three layers is uncomfortable.
If you have planned your day, and do expect a break in the weather, it is advantageous to wear a good quality fishing shirt that is warm enough to protect you from light wind. This could be worn as part of your layer system. A shirt also gives you great freedom to move and to cast and depending on its moisture-wicking properties, can also keep you dry and comfortable. Another benefit to wearing a fishing shirt is the prospect of going for a beer afterward. Because a shirt is 'smart but casual' you might not need to take a change of clothes with you.
Regarding wear, the possibilities are endless, and one shirt that fits the bill perfectly is the Greys Fishing Shirt. It is made of durable, ripstop fabric and is a perfect base layer or single layer in warm conditions. It features breathable fabric and performs that all-important function of wicking moisture away from the body. By doing this, heat does not get trapped under the material and gets saturated. This is particularly important if you don't want to get chilled by the wind.
It is a quality garment and features chest pockets for keeping handy items such as small fly boxes or spools of leader tippet, solid stitching to ensure long-term wear and durability, stylish Greys branding above the chest pocket, functional quality buttons, and is a light-wearing comfortable shirt to wear.
Alternatively, away from the bank, it is a stylish, comfortable shirt in itself and will be perfect for days out walking when the temperature is just right for one layer. The sleeves can be rolled up sunny conditions to give you more ventilation, and of course, you can unbutton the top buttons to let your body breath even more.
As with all Greys products, the Greys Fishing Shirt is the culmination of great design, research, testing, manufacture, and taking things from the fly angler's perspective. The target market is game fishing, but this shirt will be suitable for all types of angling. So whatever purpose you have, whether that is fishing for Bonefish from a barge on saltwater flats to fly fishing for Rainbow Trout on your favourite UK reservoir, you can be very confident in Greys apparel.
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