3 Reasons Why You Should Always Wear Fishing Gloves
Putting bug spray and sunscreen on your hands will help protect you from bugs and the sun.
But those harsh chemicals could also be repelling fish!
So in this new video, you’ll learn why I wear fishing gloves and the best ones for the money.
Check it out below!
Why You Should Wear Fishing Gloves [VIDEO]
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Here’s why I wear fishing gloves:
Protection From The Sun
The tops of your hand can get really burnt.
And long-time sun exposure can lead to much worse (think skin cancer).
But using chemicals like sunscreen on your hands can transfer to your reel, your line, and your lures.
These chemicals can absolutely affect your ability to catch fish.
If you’re constantly getting bit on your hands, it can be really annoying.
But putting bug spray all over your hands can repel more than just bugs!
When those chemicals transfer to your lures you can scare away the fish.
Protection From Fishing Line
When you’re using braid, you can cut your fingers really easily with your line if you’re not careful.
If you’re going after larger fish and you grab the line, gloves will help protect your hands from getting cut up from the line.
Pro Tip: Do not pick up a fish with dry gloves. Dip your hands and gloves in the water because you must protect the slime coat on the fish.
Fishing gloves also help you avoid blisters when paddling.
Cordova Rock Fish Half-Finger Fishing Gloves
Have any questions about handling fish with fishing gloves on?
Let me know down in the comments!
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The full-fingered rock fish is my favourite. Then I can also keep my thumb from getting burned on my regular surf set up. Here is where you can find out more about who we are and what we do: Business Leads World
Decent useful tidbits! Those Cordova Gloves look excellent at the cost. I’ve been purchasing modest repairman gloves from HD and HF. They work perfectly however for the need to cut the tips of the file and thumb so bunches can be attached with gloves on.
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Great vid, Tony. There is another reason for gloves. Getting “finned” or stuck by a fish can really hurt. Additionally, there are some nasties on those fish spikes that can cause serious problems if the skin is broken. I have a friend that was stuck and developed a lesion that would not heal. Some kind of rare bacteria. Still problems after a year! He is not the only one.
Made me a believer in wearing gloves!
Thanks Chris! Good point! Some fins can still puncture right through the gloves though but definitely helps provide an extra barrier to avoid knicks.
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I like the full fingered rock fish. Then I can also keep from burning my thumb on my conventional surf set up!
Went to the Academy website to look for the Cordova gloves the do not carry them. Any suggestions ?
Check Target as well. here is a link to them at Target:
I guess I never had the problems you guys do without gloves I’ve never really been bitten by bugs on my hands while fishing and or worried about skin cancer either I tan extremely fast and use a very good sunscreen unless I’m fishing in the wintertime and as far as chemicals on my hands after applying the sunscreen I first wipe my hands off with a rag then I use alcohol wipes leaving no trace of sunscreen on my hands you guys in central and South Florida are crazy wrapping yourself up like an ancient Egyptian mummy with haters long sleeve shirts and paints gloves and the works that’s to crazy hot for me I remember a time when I had a roommate who lived in tamerac fl about a 4 hour drive from Jax fl where we lived and do now as well it was only around mid may not even summer yet and it was so damn hot that when i stepped onto the blacktop pavement of the parking lot my sandle stuck to it so bad i struggled to get it free!!!! Yea and you guys fish in this dressed the way you do?!! Hell no i would fish naked if i could and actually probably could considering my number one spot that i fish at night i never see anyone else there and to me night fishing in florida during the summer is the only way i can fish it to me wearing a lot of clothes and sweating your you know what off is literally insane and you all can have it I tried long sleeve shirts the ones that are supposedly so cool and that’s pure bunk the only time I ever fish with a shirt on is winter or late fall and early spring but once it hits 90 or above it’s off with the shirt and you know what I love a nice deep dark tan and not looking like a pasty white walking dead zombie but have at it you want to suffer go for it but I know what works and is more comfortable that’s for sure works for me😉
Nice words of advice! Those Cordova Gloves look very good for the price. I’ve been buying inexpensive mechanic gloves from HD and HF. They work great but for the need to cut the tips of the index and thumb so knots can be tied with gloves on.
Thanks for the great feedback Rex! They work great and are all I have used for about 2 years or so.
I can see where handling the fish with gloves on could injure them. Thinking that using the fish gripper as much as possible might be a solution.
The only real way to avoid injury to a fish is to keep it in the water and use a de-hooker without touching the fish at all. Lip grippers can damage the jaw if not used properly but can definitely help avoid touching the body of the fish to remove a hook.
thank you Tony. I like using gloves too! although sometimes I forget to grab them out of the truck lol. the next time someone asks why I wear gloves with a smirk on their face, Ill show them this video.
You’re welcome Kenneth! Yes I get a ton of comments from people about wearing gloves and they wont say it to my face so here’s a video 🙂
I have just started using gloves, I fish from a boat, problem I’m having is fish slime on the gloves, really bad after just one day on the water, can’t put them with the regular wash because of he smell, Got any ideas?
I know the feeling, especially if i’m using cut bait all day or catching a bunch of black drum and/or trout (super slimy and smelly). Definitely wet your hands before touching the fish and then scrub your hands together in the water for a bit after releasing the fish. I also wash all of my clothes for the day in a separate load haha.