The “Take Kids Fishing” Online Course

Sun Protection For Young Anglers

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52 Minutes.

That is how often someone dies from skin cancer in America every single day.

Yep, every fifty-two minutes someone passes away that spent too much time in the sun… many of them are anglers like you and me… and most of them died too young.

How do I know?

Well, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma skin cancer back when I was 28 years old young. Malignant Melanoma is the same type of cancer that takes the lives of millions of people every year.

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Here is one of three scars that I have from my skin cancer surgery. It’s a daily reminder on just how powerful the sun is.

The doctors told me I was incredibly young to have skin cancer as bad as I did, and they were right.

The doctors also told me that most of my worst skin damage (which caused the melanoma cancer) wasn’t done back when I was in high school or college, it was actually caused back when I was a kid.

You see, I spent pretty much every day either out on the lake, on the beach, or out on the ocean. My family loved fishing and doing other things near the water, and if it wasn’t raining, we were outdoors doing something.

I actually used sunscreen, however, I rarely wore a shirt, and many times I went without a hat. Just my sunglasses and tan skin.

Looking back, I always thought it would never happen to me, but one day I woke up to find out that it did. Luckily, I caught my skin cancer just in time that it didn’t take my life. Many people aren’t as fortunate.

I’ve changed what I wear fishing, and I encourage everyone spending any amount of time in the sun to use the same.

Here are the FOUR things that no one should leave home without when fishing:

  1. Long sleeve microfiber sun protection shirt (these are my favorite)
  2. SPF 30+ sunscreen (with zinc oxide) for my legs, hands, and any other place exposed to the sun
  3. Hat
  4. Polarized Sunglasses

Do you know what the dermatologists told me that causes the worst skin damage (that can eventually lead to skin cancer)?

Sunburns so bad that it causes your skin to peel. Don’t let your kids (or yourself) look like this after being out in the sun.

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Skin peeling like this is a sign of serious skin damage from the sun

By the time you get through this online fishing course, a handful of people will have died from skin cancer. Many of them anglers, and many of them that had their worst skin damage as a kid.

This online fishing course for kids was designed to help you get out there and catch fish quickly and affordably, but we would be doing families a disservice if we didn’t highlight the importance of what you need to wear while out in the sun.

It’s one thing to be able to catch more fish and create amazing memories while out on the water, but none of it matters if people are getting cancer because of it.

Part of our mission here at Salt Strong is equipping every angler with the most affordable, yet highest sun protection shirts on the market. So far, we’ve been able to do it as you will not find a higher quality shirt with a UPF Sun Protection rating of 50+ at a lower price anywhere.

Even if you don’t buy sun protection shirts from Salt Strong, please buy them somewhere. Your kids will thank you for it when they get older, just like they will this course.

Click Here to see the “Limited-Time Sun Protection Price” for KIDS

Click Here to see the “Limited-Time Sun Protection Price” for WOMEN

Click Here to see the “Limited-Time Sun Protection Price” for MEN

Skin Protection Tips For Anglers

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Fish On and be safe out there.

Joe Simonds

Co-founder – Salt Strong

P.S. – Have you seen the online fishing courses for adults yet? Click here to see all of the current courses being offered along with our exclusive fishing club for inshore fishermen.

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Robert Dyal
1 year ago

my sisters (2) have had several operations on nose

Tom B
2 years ago

Put sunscreen on 1/2 hour before going out in the sun. It takes that long to get the SPF up to full strength. Also: Re-apply sunscreen at least every 2 hours. Don’t use old sunscreen. I looses it’s SPF over time. After 6 months throw out what is left over and buy new sunscreen.

Buddy Harrison
3 years ago

So very important for all who love to be outside … thanks for sharing personal experience with this. High performance fishing apparel is a great thing that many of us didn’t have when we were growing up. Sunscreen should be a daily regimen for all. And wearing a hat that shades as much as possible … there is a reason that farmers once wore wide brimmed straw hats for protection from the sun. Thanks for including this topic in your course of instruction for all of us that might tend to forget.