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Old 08-09-2019, 06:39 AM   #1
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Kayak Clothing? cold weather..

Hi All,

Im new to kayak fishing and thinking of heading up to Leffingwell to try some ling cod fishing. What specific type of clothing do I need. Are there waders, or special jackets I need to wear? I believe water is mid 50 but air temp should be in 60-70 I guess.

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Old 08-09-2019, 03:07 PM   #2
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NorCal guys may weigh in, but I'd bet breathable, stockingfoot waders with your favorite sweatpants on underneath will keep you toasty. Add a paddling jacket and you'll be downright hot!
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:44 PM   #3
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Got a cheap pair of waders if you’re interested

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...953436102.html
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:50 PM   #4
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:43 PM   #5
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this jacket works well for mid-winter lobstering on the kayak here in SD. It would work up there as a good underliner.



https://www.quiksilver.com/waterman-...AaAnmiEALw_wcB
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:36 AM   #6
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Really interesting test performed by that guy...dispels the myth of waders will fill with water and sink you.
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:38 AM   #7
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this jacket works well for mid-winter lobstering on the kayak here in SD. It would work up there as a good underliner.



https://www.quiksilver.com/waterman-...AaAnmiEALw_wcB
Does a paddling jacket keep water out if you go in?
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:06 AM   #8
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Does a paddling jacket keep water out if you go in?
it's basically a wetsuit, water will penetrate but keep you warm.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:57 AM   #9
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Paddling jacket is most important on surf launch. If you take one over the bow, it prevents the ingress of salty brine into your waders. I usually put mine on, launch, then take it off because it's too hot to paddle in most of the time. Beats sitting in a captive puddle.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:56 PM   #10
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I don't know that you need the sweats under the waders this time of year. But, a good paddle jacket is the key to staying dry if you end up in the drink. It acts like a wader belt, which you should wear if you don't use a paddle jacket. Look for one with at least wrist gaskets and adjustable neck and waist gaskets. I had a NRS paddle jacket years ago. It was so warm that I could use it in the winter with only a light layer under it and be fine. But, it did well when the weather was only cool too. The point is, spend the money on good breathable waders and a good breathable dry top. Just make sure to leave room for layers like sweats and sweatshirts. I highly suggest going somewhere OEX and trying them on.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:44 PM   #11
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Ed speaks truth. The basic NRS paddle jacket is dope and you can't beat the price. At least, I remember it being affordable when I was a broker flavor of fool. I have gotten absolutely firehosed wearing mine during heavy surf launches, but i stayed nice and dry inside my waders. It also sheds blood and mackerel slime quite nicely.
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