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Old 05-30-2020, 02:54 PM
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what's y'alls go-to / best fishing performance shirt - i've looked at so many I'm damn blind lol...not looking to spend $100 on one either

Pelagic, Columbia, HUK ?
Old 05-30-2020, 03:15 PM
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I've been pretty happy with my Denali shirts. Probably have 10-12 of them.
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Big fan of AFTCO
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Check out Pure Lure, Brendan has a long history in the business. I recently bought a pair of board shorts and love them. Great customer service as well.
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I've been happy with the vapor brand when buying blanks.
Old 05-30-2020, 04:35 PM
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Columbia pfg hands down. Buy them at dicks during January sales and they let you use coupons on top of the sales.
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Colombia outlet in Myrtle is my fix for any of it. Other choice is aftco. Super nice shirts. Scales is supposed to repel blood. I wear hooded long sleeves the most so don’t make the same mistake and buy 30 or so non-hooded that just sit on hangers
my entire closet is PFG here at the beach. Best thing about the hooded is the dam bugs when your fishing near grass. Put the hood up under your hat or visor. Works wonders cleaning fish too. Another trick is if you have a freshwater wash down, On a hot day I’ll soak my entire shirt and then wear it. Instant cool and not heavy or weird to wear. Helps in this summer heat.

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Colombia outlet in Bluffton is my go to. Wickedfisha, sell some of those 30 shirts on here.
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Buy Hanes Brand for $10-$15 they probably make them for all the others except they have no logo. As good as anything out just bought 4 more for $51 total and that included tax and shipping.

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This is coming from someone who HATED sleeved shirts in the summer ---- I have to say Fish Hard Gear has very comfortable shirts and I wear them all the time now in the sun.
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Discount stores can be your friend. Usually when I visit family in Florida the stores there have a better selection than up here in the north east.
Old 05-30-2020, 05:27 PM
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Fish Hard Gear hands down. I wear them more than just on the boat. Keeps the sun off and keeps you pretty cool. Plus its a local company
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I like fish hard gear, but I have become a fan of Sandbar Shirt Co.( AKA Their performance fabrics are lighter, but are still SPF 50, wick tremendously well and dry fast - I’ve taken to wearing short-sleeved ones a lot.

I am expecting an order of custom dye-sub printed performance tees and hoodies to arrive this week - under $250 for a dozen.
Old 05-31-2020, 02:19 PM
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Game Guard. They have good sales. I like that you can get “Blank” shirts that do not have logos plastered all over them.

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Never had a problem with Columbia and always find on sale.
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I thought that the modern fishing shirt was a fairly recent design. But watching the old westerns on cable, I see guys like Gregory Peck wearing shirts in the 1930's, that look like they just got off the boat, instead of the stagecoach.
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Highly recommend the Columbia Omni-Freeze Zero shirts. Very surprised how well they work on the hot days. Wife is now a big fan as well. They do stock at the outlets but worth full price. Very comfortable and cooling.
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I like the Columbia as well.
Old 06-01-2020, 12:31 PM
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Hanes Cool Dri long sleeve shirts. They're UPF 50+ and moisture-wicking fabric just like all the expensive branded shirts, but cost just $18 for two. Available in a variety of colors on Amazon:

I have the plain white and the safety orange. They're fantastic shirts, and if you stain one, tear it, lose it, who cares? They're $9 each. The necks don't stretch out over time either, which is a BIG pet peeve of mine with t-shirts.

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