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    Default Brrrr it's cold out there!

    Fished in my winter league today and after baggin my limit in 2 hours I could not get off the water fast enough with the cold biting at my finger tips and toes. Water temp was 4.5 degrees and air temp was jumping between -2 and 2 deg.
    Really not sure I could stick this out over the colder snaps to come
    Any tips from the extreme fisherman out there in keeping those digits warm ?


    stephen

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    Default Re: Brrrr it's cold out there!

    Neoprene gloves with fold back thumb and forefinger, not much else really.
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    Its snowing outside!! ....I didnt think it was that cold today??

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    Quote Originally Posted by manaleeto View Post
    Any tips from the extreme fisherman out there in keeping those digits warm ?
    Aye.
    Stay indoors

    But seriously , cold weather and I don't agree.
    When my extremities get really cold , my metabolism goes into overdrive , and my blood sugar levels drop alarmingly leaving me feeling quite sick and dizzy.

    Nearly was a gonner once out sledging when I was a wean.
    5 mins away from a pathologist's slab.

    I've avoided being out in extreme weather ever since.

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    i use a metal Zippo hand warmer and it was the best 19 i have ever spent
    there is a difference between Living and Surviving in this world and a very thin line between success and failure.

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    Default Re: Brrrr it's cold out there!

    Latex glove under a glof glove, works wonders.
    All that glitters, will catch anglers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james1983 View Post
    i use a metal Zippo hand warmer and it was the best 19 i have ever spent
    Another vote for the handwarmers. I carry two, one in each pocket of my jacket/waistcoat. I put a glove in each pocket so not only is your torso kept warm but your gloves are nice and toasty as well
    I used to like fishing because I thought it had some larger significance. Now I like fishing because it's the one thing I can think of that probably doesn't.

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    I used to be impervious to cold when fishing,but since getting put onto Warfarin to thin my blood for heart problems.I really,really feel the cold.I now avoid it like the plague.

    Jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manaleeto View Post
    Fished in my winter league today and after baggin my limit in 2 hours I could not get off the water fast enough with the cold biting at my finger tips and toes. Water temp was 4.5 degrees and air temp was jumping between -2 and 2 deg.
    Really not sure I could stick this out over the colder snaps to come
    Any tips from the extreme fisherman out there in keeping those digits warm ?

    stephen
    -2 C? I thought you said it was cold? -2 C isn't even cool, much less cold. I was out doing burgers on the grill last night at -8 and it was snowing besides.

    I say this because first it's true and secondly to make a serious point: Cold is relative and you become used to it.

    The first and most important thing is that your body needs to adjust to the cold. And you don't adjust to the cold by sitting in the lounge in front of the electric heater while wrapped in a blanket.

    If you don't want to suffer in the cold, you need to be out in the cold more. Your body will adjust after some exposure. Personally, I take walks outside all winter long, most evenings I take a mile walk around a trail by a local lake. Here in Minnesota in the winter, that involves being out at anywhere from -5 to -35 on any given day between Dec 1 and March 1. When it comes time to fish the winter and spring seasons, -5 feels warm.

    Feet and hands are difficult to keep warm. If your wading, the only thing that I've found to work well is to buy an oversized pair of wading boots that will allow a 2 heavy pairs of socks without constricting circulation. The next option is specialized insulated waterfowling waders with the felt lined boot foot, also good, but not as good for long distance walking.

    Hands are easier. Find a pair of natural wool glomitts. These are gloves that have a flip back flap on the fingers and on the thumb. Fantastic. Nothing keeps hands as warm yet still allows dexterity.

    Grouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibm59 View Post
    Nearly was a gonner once out sledging when I was a wean.
    5 mins away from a pathologist's slab.
    That's a scary situation ibm and i'm sure it live's with you
    Quote Originally Posted by colinmac View Post
    Latex glove under a glof glove, works wonders.
    Funny enough colin this is exactly what I did in my final 30 mins yesterday and it made a difference, although I used fingerless biking gloves not golf.
    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    I used to be impervious to cold when fishing,but since getting put onto Warfarin to thin my blood for heart problems.I really,really feel the cold.I now avoid it like the plague.
    sorry too hear that jim, Hopefully it keeps you on the straight road to recovery however.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Famous Grouse View Post
    Cold is relative and you become used to it.
    yea you are probably correct.
    Afew votes for the zippo handwarmer which is probably the most simple solution, I found myself considering all kinds of crazy things to keep them warm including rubbing my hands with muscle heat rub then using latex gloves over them lol.

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