The fishing is as hot as the weather; stay cool and dry on the water—and look good doing it—with our roundup of the season’s most popular choices in apparel and accessories.
A. Columbia PFG Grander Marlin II Offshore Shorts
With its quick-drying, comfort-stretch construction, the Grander Marlin II is a great pair of fishing shorts. Omni-Shield advanced stain repellency and Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection are also included.
B. Fish Monkey Quick Release Wiring Gloves
Designed with input from Capt. Charles Perry, the Quick Release gloves are reinforced with Kevlar for protection from monofilament and wire leaders, while the four-way-stretch material adds comfort.
C. Grundéns Solstrale Refraction Camo Crew
The vented panels beneath the arms and down each side make the Solstrale one of the most comfortable performance shirts on the water. Additional features include stain release, anti-odor and UPF 50 sun protection.
D. Tormentor Black and White Trucker Hat
Don’t leave the dock without a great hat. This one from Tormentor has a Velcro strap—infinitely adjustable and no metal to rust—as well as a plastic bill rather than cardboard, so it’s washable.
E. AFTCO 10-inch Fillet Knife
Built in conjunction with the famed German knife-makers at Böker, the new line of AFTCO blades features a 56-58 Rockwell hardness and a subzero quench process to help maintain blade sharpness and edge retention.
F. Salt Life Cortez Sunglasses
With crystal blue tortoise frames and a smoke blue lens color, these Italian-made sunglasses feature lightweight polycarbonate lenses with a five-layer anti-reflective coating to eliminate glare.
Watch: We used a chopsaw to deconstruct three brands of wiring gloves.
A. Pelagic Fish Market Shirt
Casual meets performance with this new line from Pelagic: a classic fit, front chest pocket, traditional coconut buttons and contrast twill taping add to the good looks.
B. Pelagic Mako XT Hybrid Fishing Shorts
Constructed in a new textured fabric with Pelagic’s patented Stain-Repel and Hydro-Repel coatings, the Mako XT has two front mesh pockets, rear-flap and zipper pockets, and multiple hidden storage and utility pockets.
C. AFTCO Trusted Trucker Hat
The Trusted Trucker is built on a six-panel, 60 percent cotton, 40 percent polyester platform with an adjustable back, high-crown fit and low-curve bill with contrast cord.
D. Salt Life Angler Shirt
This long-sleeved performance fishing shirt is made from a yarn dye plaid stretch material that is antimicrobial and quick drying for added movement and all-day comfort, with a vented chest and back for breathability.
For the ladies: Our selection of popular clothing and accessories.
A. Pelagic Ocean Master Fishing Shorts
Part of Pelagic’s Belize Collection, these functional fishing boardshorts not only have a cool aqua camo pattern, but also enough pockets for your tools and accessories, as well as an internal waistband drawcord for a perfect fit.
B. Columbia PFG Hat
With a comfortable mesh back and a classic design, this hardworking Columbia PFG hat does its job well, keeping the sun out of your eyes and off your head.
C. Tormentor Side To Performance Shirt
One of the coolest shirts on the water—in terms of looks and performance—the specific side-vent printing makes it unique, along with the ultra-lightweight fabric construction.
D. Grundéns Solstrale Hoodie
If you love a hoodie for the added sun protection, be sure to check out the Solstrale line, which has a wetsuit-style hood design for even more coverage. The HeiQ stain-releasing, thermo-regulating and anti-odor fabric is also a winner.
E. AFTCO Solago Gloves
These fishing gloves feature UPF 50 sun protection from the wrist to midfinger with an open palm and fingertips, which allows for rigging dexterity without having to remove them in the middle of a hot bite.
F. Stranded at Sea Signature Marlin Hooded Dry-Fit Shirt
With a unique 100 percent micropolyester material that’s breathable, antibacterial and snag-resistant, this hoodie is not only moisture-wicking, but it also provides UPF 50-plus sun protection.
A. Caribbean Joe Relaxed-Fit Shorts
These shorts feature a classic design with two front pockets, two back pockets, an 8-inch inseam, moisture-wicking technology, and a comfortable elastic waistband.
B. Stranded at Sea Peaches and Cream Hat
This unique trucker hat from Stranded at Sea has a midprofile fit with a cool marlin patch sewn on the front.
C. Bluefin USA Tournament Shorts
Ultra-soft, durable, quick drying, and made of four-way microfiber stretch fabric, the Tournament Shorts are designed for comfort with a right-side cargo pocket and pliers pocket, two rear pockets, and adjustable waist straps for a custom fit.
D. Bluefin USA Solid Shirt
This comfortable, lightweight and breathable shirt will keep you in style on and off the docks. The tailored design has two front chest pockets with flap closures, plus a vented back panel for maximum breathability.
E. Tormentor Wahoo Skin Neck Gaiter
The perfect amount of stretch to hold its shape without slipping while still being breathable and lightweight enough for all-day comfort, the Tormentor gaiter also has UPF 40 sun protection for your face and neck.
F. Columbia PFG Force XII Zero Long-Sleeved Hybrid Shirt
Utilizing Columbia’s proprietary Omni-Freeze Zero technology, the sweat-activated fabric actively pulls the moisture away from your skin. Snap-tab sleeve holders, a button-down collar and sunglasses-cleaning patch add to the tech in this design.