Seeking Long Sleeve SPF 50 Fishing Shirt Recommendations

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  1. clevel

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    With the summer approaching, I am sure most of you avid fisherman would like to keep cool and be protected from the sun while on the water. For long sleeve shirts and fishing gloves, what brand and style would you recommend based upon your personal experience? I see all kinds of prices and claims out there. Which ones are the best value and most comfortable? Thanks!
     
  2. tugasangler

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    I like Simms solar plex and stormr uv for gloves .. as for shirts I wear either a upf long sleeve Columbia pfg barracuda or a blood and guts
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Are you looking for high performance or button ups?
     
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    Huk face cover, Buff water gloves, Columbia SPF50 PFG long sleeve shirt.
     
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    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    I have the Columbia as well. Comfy, cool, I’d second that.
     
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    The issue I have with the regular shirts versus the button ups is that the regular shirts sleeves lose their integrity . The buttons do not
     
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    Most long sleeve shirts are UPF50+. If you want to go best bang for the buck, just get whatever long sleeve "moisture wicking" shirt that's on sale at Amazon. If you want to spend money, Pelagic, Colombia, Huk, Dakine, etc have cool looking ones.
     
  8. Shewillbemine

    Shewillbemine "should of" is NOT a thing

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    I just search on Amazon and buy the cheapest ones I can find. I've found that after just one or two trips, even the more expensive ones just end up smelling like a combination of sunscreen, fish and BO.

    The one I got off Amazon was only $17, so pretty cheap.
     
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    I tried a button up shirt once for fishing... it had a monogrammed marlin, so I figured it would be cool... snagged my line on a button, now I don't fish with button up shirts lol
     
  10. clevel

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    No buttons. Thanks.
     
  11. yakdout

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    Wore some nice spf long sleeve one time, got a bunch of tuna blood on it first time wearing it. Had to throw it away it was so bad. Go cheap if you know how to catch fish.
     
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  12. clevel

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    lol, that's funny. Kind of like the reason I have pop up cleats!
     
  13. clevel

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    Are there brands that I should stay away from? Seems like a fifty fifty between cheap and Columbia.
     
  14. yakdout

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    I just meant to stay away from expensive brands. But expensive is relative. Personally I wouldn’t pay more than $20 for a shirt if there is a good chance I’m going to stain the shit out of it with blood the first day wearing it. Even at $20 it’s hard for me.
     
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    My Columbias have been on many sportboat and kayak trips. They been bloodied, slimed, soaked, salt caked, sun breaten, and they still do their job great even after dozens of washes. I don't think I spent more than 30 bucks on a shirt from the Columbia outlets or from their site. In the same time I've donated, thrown away, or turned into rags old promo shirts from shows of years past. Just my experience.
     
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    Columbia PFG gets my vote. Actually work well as a first layer on a chilly night while on the boat.
     
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    ripped I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    For me a well tuna blood stained shirt puts fear in the fish I hunt. Going to the Dermatologist to have spots frozen is a piece of cake, having them cut out of you not so much.
     
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    The cheap ones still block the sun the same as the $70 shirts. They just don’t have a 1”x 2” logo saying pelagic on them.
     
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    ripped I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    As long as they work all is good.
     
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    Walmart.com The hanes UV spf50 long sleeve shirts are the most bang for the buck that I've found.
     
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