clothes don't make an Angler!
In this country's unpredictable weather what
to wear is always going to be a problem. Will it rain, is it warm, will it change? We can never be certain and so have to try and second guess the weather.
Our clothing need not be too expensive. As long as it protects
us from the worst of the weather cost need not be an issue.
If you are a beginner you do not want to spend hundreds of pounds
kitting yourself out in the latest gear and then a few weeks
later deciding that fly-fishing is not for you. Your fly-fishing-outfitter is unlikely to offer you a refund.
If you are a novice and this is your first visit to the river then comfort and safety should take precedance over fashion. There is nobody to impress on the riverbank and the fish will definitely not be impressed.
The best place to start is your own wardrobe. Dig out those old
tee-shirts that have been lying at the back of a cupboard for months, add a pair of old socks, even if they are odd, then complete your outfit with a sturdy pair of boots and a pair of trousers.
You will still need a waterproof coat though, but rather than racing round to your local fly-fishing-outfitter pay a visit to one of the many charity shops which decorate our high streets. Come to think of it you could probably purchase all you need clothing wise at your local Oxfam.
If you do decide that fly-fishing is for you then obviously you will want to aquire fly-fishing-apparel that has been designed and manufactured specifically with fly-fishing in mind. There is no shortage of outlets willing to sell you the "perfect" outfit. But as with any purchase think before you buy!
Cold Weather Clothing
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