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    Default How do you keep warm?

    I am planning a trip to Denver for Thanksgiving with the wife.
    I have guide lined up for 6 hours.
    Talking to the guide, she said it could be 20 or 50 degrees.
    This is only the wife's second time out.
    I DON'T WANT her to get cold. It will put an end to my fishing trip.
    What do you guys recommend to a fair weather angler??

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    Question How to Keep Warm

    geedavell,.... Maybe your description of your wife'll give you an idea about the answer to your question, "....a fair weather angler??" at 50 degrees she might be OK with it but at 20 degrees (more likely) she'll be uncomfortable unless she's familiar with doing things in ice/snow.

    I'd recommend you leave her at the home or hotel you'll be staying at (especially if there's a hot tub or book/good food involved).

    If you still want to bring her along, make sure she dresses in layered clothing and good luck.
    "America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote."

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    I get cold easily here in Colorado, and I have to strongly agree with Darian! Good Luck, Bob

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    Default some ideas

    Ok, Assuming you are a beginner like you say, you will likely get fairly short answers to this question because most guys on this board have been outside people for a while and figure this stuff is already well known.

    There is a ton of info on the internet about keeping warm and the importance of layers.
    Do a little googling.

    Having said that, and since I am sitting around on the computer watching it snow outside:

    I will highlight the important stuff:

    No cotton.

    Top: Good light or mid weight base layer, fleece midlayer, water/windproof outer layer with hood.

    Bottom: same with waders serving as the waterproof layer

    Good gloves that are warm when wet and easy to handle (easy on and off).

    Two hats, a warm balaclava type hat that covers the ears, and an overhat that has a brim and is either waterproof or will fit in/under waterproof outer layer’s hood, ball caps are ok for this plus they are usually easy to adjust to fit over the balaclava.


    Just for fun I just bought one of these:



    Zippo Silver HeatBank 9s Rechargeable Hand Warmer




    Gonna try it out.
    First test it stayed pretty warm for about 4 hours on medium heat.
    But it is kinda bulky and heavy, plus you still gotta carry it around
    when it is out of power.


    I have had poor results with the old fashion self heating hand-warmers like these:
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    Whiskey and hand warmers go a long ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron View Post
    Whiskey and hand warmers go a long ways.
    This- my wading gets wobbly tho... !

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    I'm with aaron. As an 80-ish whiskey lover,
    I'm often asked what my favorite is.
    Answer? Someone else's!

    Hi aaron!

    Best to all,
    Larry S
    Sun Diego

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    Take her to Florida?
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
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    Certified FFF Casting Instructor

    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
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    Contact me for any reason........
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    Good layering, outerwear, gloves, and beanie.

    Sierra Trading post or Backcountry is a good place to start.

    As long as she has the right clothing gear then it will be a much better experience for her. If you take her in 20 degrees properly layered and warm then the fair weather stuff is a walk in the park.

    Over bundle her and you will have a great time.

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    Consistent with others' recommendatins
    - good base layer
    - good fleece to trap warm air
    - good down jacket
    - shell to stop wind
    - fleece gloves
    - fleece or wool beanie
    - I like one layer to have a hoodie to cut wind on neck and face

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