Best Masks?

Fincutter

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I realize that this isn't an exciting question but I'm wondering what masks y'all are using for fishing trips. A recent study seems to show that typical fishing masks aren't COVID protective, so I'm looking for something else that's easy on/off, no-fog, and comfortable. I keep buying/trying masks that seem like good candidates but haven't found one that I'm happy with for fishing purposes.
 

gettingbentwithbo

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I personally don't wear masks unless I am required to to go into a business or "get on" a boat. I am also under the impression that none of the masks you see people wearing are "COVID protective". Most people you see wearing those disposable paper masks that don't do a damn thing time after time again which is worse for you than not wearing a mask at all. I personally just wear a bandanna and it comes off as soon as im aloud to. If you want to protect yourself from COVID just stay home. Otherwise get a bandanna or a buff. At least a buff will protect you from the Sun. The sun is way more dangerous than this stupid COVID bullshit.
 

mberggre

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I realize that this isn't an exciting question but I'm wondering what masks y'all are using for fishing trips. A recent study seems to show that typical fishing masks aren't COVID protective, so I'm looking for something else that's easy on/off, no-fog, and comfortable. I keep buying/trying masks that seem like good candidates but haven't found one that I'm happy with for fishing purposes.
The only masks that are covid protective are n95 masks. You also need to ensure that they fit properly and you need to literally shave before you put it on or else it is ineffective. They’re uncomfortable to wear for long stretches more so than a traditional surgical mask.

Unfortunately without an n95, You’re dependent on your fellow anglers to wear masks to protect you. It sounds like most people aren’t doing that.
 

screamingreel

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Fincutter, it is my understanding masks do not protect you from getting viruses, they keep you from spreading viruses by inhibiting moisture dispersal when we breath, speak, sneeze or cough. I am very surprised you have not heard this by now. It has been pummeled into us from the media for months. Viruses are so small that only respirator-type cartridge filter masks would block them completely. I doubt you would be able to fish successfully or be comfortable wearing a respirator mask. The gator-style "buff" masks seem to work effectively for fishing, are reusable (washable), prevent sunburn and are much better for fishing than disposable surgical masks.

All N95 masks do not block all viruses. Viruses are about 1/100th the size of bacteria. Keep in mind there are somewhere around 10 to the 31st power of viruses on this planet. While N95 masks are effective at keeping your airborne moisture in and great at blocking most bacteria and particulates, some N95 masks have a vent for exhaling which defeats the purpose of limiting moisture expulsion.

I can't wait until we stop discussing covid-related topics and get back to discussing the difficulties of catching BFT, how much gear to bring, fuel surcharges, why islands are closed, tipping, boat food, bathroom cleanliness, that guy and how grumpy the crew can be...

Good times!

- Jeff Burroughs
 
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TijuanaClams

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Fincutter, it is my understanding masks do not protect you from getting viruses, they keep you from spreading viruses by inhibiting moisture dispersal when we breath, speak, sneeze or cough. I am very surprised you have not heard this by now. It has been pummeled into us from the media for months.
:beerbang:

I really like Mission Neck Gaiters for doing anything active, much better than a standard cloth neck gaiter.
Very easy to rinse and wring out in the middle of a workout so you always have a fresh mask on.

I do miss the days of working out without a mask.
No glove, no love.
 

FishRock

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plj46

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With all of the masking we've done i don't know how anybody could consider any mask safe.Did we really ever get this under control after following guidelines ? I'm just wearing one when required because i'm asked to.I don't feel safer at all when wearing it.I'm also not afraid to go about my business without one.
 

gettingbentwithbo

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With all of the masking we've done i don't know how anybody could consider any mask safe.Did we really ever get this under control after following guidelines ? I'm just wearing one when required because i'm asked to.I don't feel safer at all when wearing it.I'm also not afraid to go about my business without one.
100% with you my man. I just comply when it's mandatory. Any other time I am mask free.
 

gb58

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Fincutter, it is my understanding masks do not protect you from getting viruses, they keep you from spreading viruses by inhibiting moisture dispersal when we breath, speak, sneeze or cough. I am very surprised you have not heard this by now. It has been pummeled into us from the media for months. Viruses are so small that only respirator-type cartridge filter masks would block them completely. I doubt you would be able to fish successfully or be comfortable wearing a respirator mask. The gator-style "buff" masks seem to work effectively, are reusable (washable), prevent sunburn and are much better for fishing than disposable surgical masks.

All N95 masks do not block all viruses. Viruses are about 1/100th the size of bacteria. Keep in mind there are somewhere around 10 to the 31st power of viruses on this planet. While N95 masks are effective at keeping your airborne moisture in and great at blocking most bacteria and particulates, some N95 masks have a vent for exhaling which defeats the purpose of limiting moisture expulsion.

I can't wait until we stop discussing covid-related topics and get back to discussing the difficulties of catching BFT, how much gear to bring, fuel surcharges, why islands are closed, tipping, boat food, bathroom cleanliness, that guy and how grumpy the crew can be...

Good times!

- Jeff Burroughs
don't forget the best connection form spectra to fluoro
 
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Blind Luck

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Best masks? The ones I had made for my trips and friends...Lol
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Fincutter

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I realize that I'm not going to convince anyone about masks but after digesting lots of information from credible sources, I've concluded that some masks are better than others, that N95s aren't practical for all-day fishing, that my mask choice will make a difference to my fellow anglers, and that masks are helping the fleet to stay operational in 2020. Therefore, I will be wearing a mask on my trip and I'm trying to find one that's comfortable and effective at its main job (protecting others). Some masks, including typical fishing masks and masks with valves, seem to make things worse. Lots of studies show that other types of masks can be protective. I just haven't found one that's comfortable and that doesn't fog my sunglasses. That's what I'm looking for!
 

Buttchaser

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Unfortunately there’s no way around having a mask not fog up your glasses the best method that I found is by tilting or positioning your glasses lower on your nose . They will all fog up your glasses.
 
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Fincutter

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Unfortunately there’s no way around having a mask not fog up your glasses the best method that I found is by tilting or positioning your glasses lower on your nose . They will all fog up your glasses.
Thanks for the info! That's mostly true but I have a couple of N95s that I use sporadically for things like airline flights. They don't fog too much and I'm thinking that's because of the bendable metal piece that seals my nose bridge. I've tried a couple of masks that have a cloth seal, but that didn't help at all. So now I'm looking for a cloth mask that has a metal form-fitting nose bridge.
 

Blind Luck

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Someone’s getting rich off these Fucking things!!!
I'm not getting rich.... I spent $400 on masks that I gave away. It also helped CalTs a small business near my house. The SD masks were given to friends of mine..fishermen and crew. Ryan got the rest for his regulars. The Vagabond/ Phenix were done for 3 day sponsor trip. My response: If it helped keep everyone a little safer ...great.
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cow man

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I'm not getting rich.... I spent $400 on masks that I gave away. It also helped CalTs a small business near my house. The SD masks were given to friends of mine..fishermen and crew. Ryan got the rest for his regulars. The Vagabond/ Phenix were done for 3 day sponsor trip. My response: If it helped keep everyone a little safer ...great.
Mike
I mean the manufacturer’s if these things, now there advertised on TV everywhere you look.. it’s become big business..
And they got $400 from you..
 
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Blind Luck

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I mean the manufacturer’s if these things, now there advertised on TV everywhere you look.. it’s become big business..
And they got $400 from you..
IRONY......
Elliot silkscreens them for me here in Temecula .
Do you even have to guess where the masks are made?
That's irony...lol
 
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Steve K

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I personally don't wear masks unless I am required to to go into a business or "get on" a boat. I am also under the impression that none of the masks you see people wearing are "COVID protective". Most people you see wearing those disposable paper masks that don't do a damn thing time after time again which is worse for you than not wearing a mask at all. I personally just wear a bandanna and it comes off as soon as im aloud to. If you want to protect yourself from COVID just stay home. Otherwise get a bandanna or a buff. At least a buff will protect you from the Sun. The sun is way more dangerous than this stupid COVID bullshit.
And right out of the chute, ignorance abounds!
 

Bill W

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Maybe the Long Range fleet can sell future undated tickets at a discount. 20% off. Then we would not have to worry about masks and the fleet will have cash flow.

Call it the COVID-19 vaccine discount. Not enough passengers to make a trip, call up the regular database and offer them the deal.
 
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richardblufin

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I personally don't wear masks unless I am required to to go into a business or "get on" a boat. I am also under the impression that none of the masks you see people wearing are "COVID protective". Most people you see wearing those disposable paper masks that don't do a damn thing time after time again which is worse for you than not wearing a mask at all. I personally just wear a bandanna and it comes off as soon as im aloud to. If you want to protect yourself from COVID just stay home. Otherwise get a bandanna or a buff. At least a buff will protect you from the Sun. The sun is way more dangerous than this
 
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