Destin, FL (January 10, 2019) – In January, even Florida can feel cold. Just ask professional bass angler Tim Horton, currently prepping to fish the inaugural 2019 Major League Fishing / Bass Pro Tour event at Kissimmee, Florida at the end of the month.
“Cold morning boat rides are so much more comfortable with a pair Fish Monkey Wooly gloves on my hands,” Horton observes. “Casting, tying knots and detecting bites are critical skills in my profession, so keeping hands warm and protected is a big priority. My Fish Monkeys help me fish at the highest level possible.”
Similar to their sun gloves, Fish Monkey’s cool weather Wooly Half Finger and Backcountry II Insulated gloves are all about comfort, protection from the elements and the agility to fish effectively.
“What’s really special about my Wooly gloves is I can leave them on while I fish without any loss of dexterity or sensitivity. It’s not surprising they’re the most comfortable cool weather gloves I’ve ever worn because I get the same perfect fit with the Fish Monkey Guide Gloves I wear in the summer.”
Tailoring the most comprehensive line of fishing gloves on the planet, Fish Monkey offers seven levels of hand protection for cooler weather conditions alone. “We crafted the Wooly Half Finger glove with ultra-premium, breathable wool fibers,” says Fish Monkey president and principle designer, Tim Mossberg. “The magic of the glove is that it wicks moisture away from the hand while providing warmth and insulation, even when wet.
“Wool is a natural insulator that allows the glove to absorb up to 30-percent of its weight in water without feeling damp or heavy. We use select wool fibers as the insulator. The glove is then finished with a soft knit interior fabric and synthetic leather palm. We also tailor the glove with Fish Monkey’s trademark “second skin” fit. What goes on your hand is a not just another wool glove, but an amazingly comfortable and functional piece of hand-protection you’ve got to feel to believe.”
“The synth leather palm gives me a positive, confident grip on the rod and reel,” adds Horton. “The grip feels tacky, and gets even better when wet. It’s the same sure grip I get when clutching the steering wheel of my bass boat. That’s especially important in cold weather.”
From the Sunshine State, north to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Hall of Fame angler Steve Pennaz splits his January days between ice fishing and wading for walleyes or smallmouth bass in near-freezing rivers.
“Just got in from casting for big smallmouths on the Mighty Mississippi,” remarked Pennaz, TV host of Lake Commandos and Stone Cold Fishing. “Days like today when I’m frequently lipping bass and touching water, a pair of Backcountrys are as important as my neoprene waders.”
Constructed with water- and wind-proof bonded neoprene, the Backcountry II Insulated Half Finger Gloves offer extra fishing-friendly attributes. “We’ve added a Velcro wrist closure and finger pulls for easy-on, easy-off,” notes Mossberg. “The gloves cover and protect three-fourths of the fingers, leaving just enough fingertip to allow for knot tying, rigging and line management.
“Not only do these gloves keep the core of your hands and fingers warm and dry,” adds Pennaz, “they’ve got the same synthetic leather palm for gripping fishing rods or other tools. The gloves even have a leather stripping patch to protect your index finger from cuts—whether you’re a fly fisherman or not. Intelligent designs and tons of little extras further prove this is a company run by anglers. You’ve got to love that.”
Look for Fish Monkey’s full line of angler-centric handwear at your local retailer or visit www.fishmonkeygloves.com for more information.
Browse Fish Monkey’s 2019 Catalog athttp://www.fishmonkeygloves.net/catalog/2019/.