Our products range from heavy-duty gloves for deckhands handling the leader on triple-digit blue marlin to others designed for sun protection, casting and jigging and even snorkeling and scuba diving, boat maintenance, fish cleaning and much more. “We’ve covered the bases in the performance glove market in the fishing industry, thanks to our research and also our experience as tournament anglers and boat owners,” Mossberg reports. “It’s that kind of insight that leads our design team to producing the world’s best gloves for fishing.”
Enter Fish Monkey, the fishing glove specialist. Recognizing the need for high-performance fishing gloves that fit well and functioned even better, Fish Monkey founder, Tim Mossberg, a hard-core fishing enthusiast himself, has built an extensive line of fishing gloves for all fishermen.
The fact is, every fisherman, from professional to weekend warrior, needs protection from the sun. While fishing shirts and sunglasses that offer such sun protection are the norm, and face guards are catching on, our hands, because they are especially exposed while using a fishing rod, are the last vulnerable part of our bodies we need to protect.
All sun protection, however, is not created equal. Sun protection is a function of two things, the actual weave of the fabric and a fabric treatment that is applied as the garment is being made. The fabrics we use for Fish Monkey gloves feature a much finer weave that better blocks the sun. Yes, this fabric is a bit more expensive but the sun protection is significantly better and well worth the additional cost, especially when one considers that the treatments that others rely on for much of the sun protection in their garments, wears off, especially with washing. Still, we do treat our gloves anyway figuring this treatment can only help. We call this sun protection system LongHaul Life-of-the-Glove Sun Protection which means our gloves will give you the promised sun protection until they are done.
But it’s not just the sun. As any fisherman knows, after a weekend of fishing, our hands can get pretty beat up. Line cuts, fin pricks, tooth gashes, and the general wear and tear experienced while working with gear, can leave you with some telltale marks and annoying pains.
Fish Monkey fishing gloves protect your hands from both sunburn and these everyday cuts and scrapes. But, importantly, they do so without being a hindrance in any way. We call it the Forget About It second-skin fit. Through meticulous ergonomic design and by using state-of-the-art technologies, materials and fabrics, Fish Monkey has made fishing gloves that are so comfortable and fit so well, that you’ll forget you have them on! After all, no protection works if you won’t wear the gloves, right?
Fish Monkey also offers a third big advantage, an incredibly effective non-slip grip. Every Fish Monkey glove features an appropriate high-performance form of non-slip grip. Whether silicone, rubber, synthetic leather or PVC, we call it Griptanite Non-Slip Grip Technology because it really grips!
A good grip means less hand fatigue when grasping a fishing rod for hours on end. It also means a secure grip on railings, anchor lines, dock posts and more. Grip-ability you’ll come to really appreciate.
Wet hands turn into cold hands very quickly. Fish Monkey’s exclusive 3-way DRY-TEC waterproofing process ensures your hands will stay dry!
What is DWR? DWR (durable water repellent) is a coating or finish that is applied to the outer fabric so it repels water. While a waterproof/breathable membrane will stop water from penetrating through to the inside of your gloves, a DWR is also needed to prevent moisture from saturating the exterior glove fabric. Without DWR the exterior fabric will become waterlogged and heavy.
Cold hands can turn a fun day afield into an uncomfortable chore. That’s why you’ll find Thermo-Conductive Lining in all of our cold weather gloves.
Fish Monkey’s exclusive Thermo Conductive Lining keeps you warm three ways. First, it literally traps the heat your hands provide. Second, it retains that heat. Third, it reflects and transfers that heat back to your hands. The result? Warm hands with greater dexterity!
Fish Monkey also uses 3M Thinsulate, the gold standard in insulation that insulates without bulk, a key to fishing glove performance.