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rackhenry 08-09-2019 05:39 AM

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.

Thanks

FullFlavorPike 08-09-2019 02:07 PM

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!

socal.beach.bum 08-09-2019 05:44 PM

Got a cheap pair of waders if you’re interested

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...953436102.html

chris138 08-09-2019 06:50 PM

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LEEZO 08-09-2019 08:43 PM

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

rackhenry 08-10-2019 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris138 (Post 302797)
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Really interesting test performed by that guy...dispels the myth of waders will fill with water and sink you.

rackhenry 08-10-2019 05:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LEEZO (Post 302799)
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?

LEEZO 08-10-2019 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rackhenry (Post 302801)
Does a paddling jacket keep water out if you go in?

it's basically a wetsuit, water will penetrate but keep you warm.

FullFlavorPike 08-10-2019 08:57 AM

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.

Amish Ed 08-10-2019 11:56 AM

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.

FullFlavorPike 08-10-2019 08:44 PM

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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