Colour of fishing clothing???

Waltyluft

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Hi

I'm looking to buy a new very lightweight waterproof to carry/wear in warmer conditions.

I've started looking at walking/mountaineering jackets as there is little choice in very lightweight specific fishing coats.

My question is: how important is colour??

(The jacket I like best is only available locally in orange!! I was going to avoid it for that reason but it seems the likes of Simms and Vision produce orange jackets so is it a bad thing??)
 

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The burnt Orange colour looks nice - but I prefer to wear stuff where I won't stick out like a sore thumb - especially on rivers when fishing for spooky wild trout.
 

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Hi Don...I do know that wearing bright orange or yellow is recommended if we want to be seen so conversely it must follow that those colours would be a bad thing if we don't want to be seen....:D
 

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personally I like dark colours but a good Cammo jacket will break up your out line against the sky or bank,or you could get a sky blue one and totally disappear,but Orange NoNoNo, easker1
 

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Haha! :D Reminds me of an old angling acquaintance who wore a fairly bright red jacket, he'd say " I've come to catch fish not bloody hide from them!"
 

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The Simms and Vision jackets are not a really bright orange.....but they are still a little too bright in my opinion.

I had the Vision jacket in the more sombre mustard colour...it lasted 4 months before it started to leak :mad:

Simms are supposedly the best waterproofs out there, however I'm not going to pay £300+ for something to throw in the bottom of a boat and get covered in mud and fish slime.

I've had the following breathable waterproof fishing clothing over the years :-

Hardy
Musto
Nomad
Barbour
Vision
Greys
Daiwa
Orvis

All of it expensive rubbish that didn't last 6 months before leaking (the exception being Musto that lasted a full 12 - 14 months) then it was attempts to reproof the coats with Nix Way etc...again not worth the effort.

For the last 12 months I've used a Vass-Tex PVC jacket and a Grundens Bib & Brace.....not exactly stylish but 100% waterproof and very hard wearing.

I'd opt for a lightweight Pvc jacket
 

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Anything drab. Which does include burnt orange. :rolleyes: Typical US of A. :eek:mg:
I don't think we need to go cammo and it depends on where you fish!
reservoirs or open waters then you can get away with greys (usually the colour of the sky :rolleyes:), if amongst vegetation then drab olives.
Black can be as bright as orange and yellow. :eek:
Why do my wading boot have bright lime green on them? :confused::confused::confused:
I prefer not to be seen by humans. As for trout, must take more care next time. :D:D
 

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Cammo and drab colours are invaluable for hiding from the general public and avoiding the usual bombardment with the same old questions. "are you fishing mister?" "no I'm baking a cake, whats it look like?"
 
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They painted reconnaissance spitfires pink during the war, made them harder to see and target, Food for thought?.:D
 

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Orange is great for when you fall in a fast flowing river to assist helpers.:thumbs:
 

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Whether a trout can spot you in bright orange is perhaps debatable. The question of bad taste is not. I hope the fashion police throw the book at you. :)
 

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I have the Vision Sade in burnt orange so that my body will be recovered before it is swept out to sea and I have worn an electric blue water proof and still caught fish. I think it's more about not letting yourself be outlined against the sky or letting your shadow spook the fish.
 
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Bright orange or yellow is a good colour in those places where you might be mistaken for a moose and shot.:D
 

Waltyluft

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Thanks for all the replies.

Ha ha, if I'd realised I could cause so much offence to so many people just by wearing an orange jacket whilst fishing, I'd have just bought one without asking the question.....:D:D
 

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Just take a shovel and pretend to dig a hole if anyone looks at you funny
 
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