Inshore flats fishing and extreme Florida sunshine can offer some unforgiving conditions to
fisherman. Excessive sun exposure especially on the water can cause
severe sun burn and damage your skin. Wearing proper clothing is
mandatory when exposed to these circumstance.
Let's start with the sun's rays. We see the light spectrum ROYGBIV
(red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). However
before red is infrared and after violet is ultraviolet. The
ultraviolet UV rays are most damaging to skin.
We also know that dark colors are hot when worn in the
sun. Dark colors absorb the radiant light energy and
converts it into heat. White on the other hand, is significantly
cooler in the sun. It possesses mostly reflective properties and
offers little UV protection.
Finding the right combination of light neutral colors in your clothing
particularly in fishing shirts, gives you both reflective and
So remember, if you are fishing in the hot Florida sun, check your
shirt labels and make sure they are UPF (ultraviolet protection factor)
of 50+. This will block out 98% of UVA and UVB wave lengths from reaching your skin.
It has been reported that skin cancer is increasing. People who
work and play in the sun especially on the water are typically
"I HUNT FISH" apparel fishing shirts was created to
meet the needs of flats fishermen by providing both comfort and
protection. Soft, cool and comfortable 100% cotton, UPF 50+ and
available in light neutral colors. Beautiful 3D fish images and IHUNTFISH logos. A must have fishing shirt.
If you are currently planning a fishing trip under the hot sun, consider your apparel from head to toe.
Keep cool and tight lines.
Thanks to Gabe of IHUNTFISH for shirt info.