Being a fair-skinned person, the sun is always an issue with me. I can’t count the times I have gone fishing in the morning with the intent on coming in before the sun starts beating down on me, gotten on fish, forgotten about the sun and ended up with a nasty sunburn as a result of it. Every time our skin gets burned from the sun, a small amount (or more, depending on the severity of the burn) if permanent damage is done. Over the years this can take toll on our largest organ, our skin.
Today we have garments that are made to block the dangerous UV rays of the sun. You might think, “Don’t all clothes block the sun?” The answer is an emphatic NO. Some of our favorite clothing is loosely-woven fabrics that breathe well and are comfortable. Unfortunately, many times enough UV rays can penetrate these garments to burn your skin right through your clothes. The shirts shown below will block the rays of the sun while maintaining your comfort. Make sure to get them big enough to fit loosely for maximum comfort. Also take a look at ExOfficio.com. They feature a line of SPF clothing that is perfect for fishing. They are a little pricey, but you only have one skin.
You can find more information on protecting yourself from the sun’s UV rays at Sunblock-Clothing.com. Below are some products I reccomend to help keep your skin in good health as you spend your time fishing Lake Fork.