Apparel Upgrade: Cold Weather Clothes

With steelhead running in New York, cod chomping off Block Island, big tautog biting off New Jersey, and pike and bass feeding below the ice, Northeast anglers know that some of the best fishing of the year happens in below-freezing temperatures. Don’t hang up the fishing gear in November—dress for the elements and keep your fishing season going year-round.

Cold Weather Clothes
Simms Coldweather Pant

Simms Coldweather Pant

Made from a quickdry, wicking, antiodor, UPF 50 material, the Coldweather Pant also features a durable water-resistant finish and a polyester fleece lining.

Sorel Blizzard XT Boot

Sorel Blizzard XT Boot

$110; sorel.com

When 10 inches of ice is covered with 6 inches of slush and snow, the fully waterproof Blizzard XT will keep your feet warm and dry as you scramble toward popped flags. Rated at -40 degrees; if it’s any colder, you shouldn’t be fishing.

Brook Trout Skin Knit Hat

Brook Trout Skin Knit Hat

There’s nothing technical about this acrylic knit hat, but the brook trout pattern looks awesome. It’s also available in brown trout and rainbow trout.

Gage Ragnar Pullover Jacket

Gage Ragnar Pullover Jacket

Perfect for cold-season party-boat fishing, the Ragnar provides the warmth and comfort of a softshell and the heavy-duty protection of waterproof PVC where you need it. Neoprene cuffs keep icy water from traveling up your sleeves, and two hand warmer pockets warm up your digits between drops.

Simms Exstream Foldover Mitt

Simms Exstream Foldover Mitt

DWR-coated stretch fleece fabric provides unmatched warmth-to-weight performance and dexterity. When it’s time to tie knots, or access the photo app on your smartphone, the mitts snap to the back to allow use of your fingertips.

Smartwool Hunt Extra Heavy Otc Socks

Smartwool Hunt Extra Heavy Otc Socks

For extremely cold and wet days, a high-quality pair of merino wool socks can keep your feet comfortable. Smartwool’s technical fit allows the sock to flex without bunching, and the merino wool manages moisture better than cotton and doesn’t itch like traditional wool.

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