When you go on fly fishing trips, you want to feel comfortable in your clothes. You also want to be prepared for all situations. As fly fishing experts, we know that Colorado weather can change several times a day, so we must always be ready to put on rainwear while still keeping our sunglasses around.
When you feel comfortable and dry, your fly fishing experience will be more enjoyable—while keeping yourself safe and happy. You don’t want to sweat in the summer and be chilly in the winter. Instead, you want to continue fly fishing under most weather conditions.
Imagine yourself fly fishing under the rain and picture a river or lake right after the rain, brimming with fish and aquatic life. That’s what fly fishing is all about: the beauty of nature combined with your fishing expertise.
The best fly fishing apparel should match your area and season. At the same time, you should be prepared for rain in the summer or sunshine in the middle of winter. Let us help you make the best choice in fly fishing apparel and get you all set for your next fly fishing trip!
What’s the Purpose of Fly Fishing Apparel?
Wearing cool fly fishing apparel is nice but any fly fishing fan knows that its purpose is to keep you dry and warm in the winter and cool and comfortable in the summer. You want your fly fishing clothes to allow you the freedom to move around while still keeping you dry inside and outside. You don’t want to sweat under your clothes and you don’t want to be wet on the outside. You need clothes that are both breathable and waterproof.
Weather conditions often change several times during the course of a single day. A day that starts with full sunshine can unravel into a windy afternoon. A chilly wind can be highly annoying—and dangerous for your health—if you are soaking wet. Hence, the need for water-resistant and quick-drying materials to keep you dry and protected.
What Sort of Clothes Materials Should I Choose?
No matter how nice and comfortable natural materials like cotton are to the touch and skin, they are not the best choice for your fly fishing clothes. When cotton clothes get wet, they dry very slowly. They soak up the water, which means you will be in full contact with wet clothes for lengthy stretches of time.
Instead, you should choose synthetic fibers that dry quickly and don’t soak up water. Your aim is to always stay dry, particularly if you are going fly fishing for a whole day.
That’s why the best fly fishing apparel brands use synthetic materials like nylon, polyester, or drirelease. Drirelease is a synthetic fiber that is hydrophobic. It is often combined with cotton or other fibers to produce clothes that are nice and soft to the touch yet dry quickly without soaking up water.
When it comes to fly fishing apparel for men and women, technology has significantly improved the quality and waterproofness of materials and transformed the choice and variety of clothing textiles available. This makes fly fishing easier and more enjoyable.
Think Of Clothes Layers When You Go Fly Fishing
Since the weather is unpredictable and ever-changing, you must be prepared for everything. That means you need to have layers you can put on and take off at a moment’s notice, depending on what’s happening around you. You want to adjust your clothing to the shifting temperatures around you.
Even in the summer, early mornings and later afternoons can be chilly while midday can be hot. Layering will help protect you from morning chills and you will be able to take off a layer during the day. Similarly, in the winter, you want to be protected from the wind, rain, and cold temperatures.
Our suggestion is to have a base layer shirt that is breathable so you don’t sweat. You can then put on a mid-layer shirt and a hooded sun shirt. In the winter, you will need a waterproof jacket with a hood. Your in-between layers in winter should be warmer than in the summer.
In the summer or in tropical waters, you may enjoy wet wading—that means you don’t wear waders. If so, you could opt for a quick-drying pair of pants. They will dry fast so you are not bothered by the moisture building up around your legs.
What Other Things Should I Include in My Fly Fishing Apparel?
Besides clothes, you will need sunglasses for fishing in the summer and even on sunny winter days. Sun rays are reflected in the water and could hurt your eyes. Get high-quality sunglasses that filter out UV rays. Polarized sunglasses go a step further: you will be able to see what’s happening under the surface of the water, offering you better accessibility to fish habitats and improved precision in your casts.
You will also need a hat. A wide-brimmed hat will protect your scalp and neck from the sun while also providing shade for your eyes. Like sunglasses, a hat gives you visibility which you wouldn’t have in bright sunshine.
Many anglers like wearing a fly fishing vest with plenty of pockets and nooks and crannies to carry all their equipment, such as flies, fly lines, scissors, a water bottle, and other necessary equipment for your fly fishing trip.
If you feel that a vest will hinder your mobility, then opt for a backpack or waist pack. They should be easy to transport, lightweight, and, preferably, waterproof. Whatever you prefer, make sure it suits your fly fishing habits and personal style.
Fly Fishing Outfitters Have the Best Fly Fishing Apparel for You
We carry apparel from several fly fishing apparel companies, such as Orvis. At Fly Fishing Outfitters, you will find long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirts for men and women as well as waterproof trousers. We also have wading jackets, hoodies, and casting shirts. Depending on the season you will be fishing and your fly fishing preferences, we are sure we can deliver the right apparel for your ultimate comfort and style!
Looking for a reliable and affordable wading jacket? When you live in the heart of Ski country CO, you learn quickly that being dry and comfortable in the outdoors is paramount to enjoying your day. Often price is no object, but the Orvis clearwater wading jacket will! This top-of-the-line jacket is perfect for any angler, with its 20K Waterproofness and 15K Breathability rating. You’ll love the three-layer nylon shell fabric with fully taped seams, which provides superior weatherproofing against the elements. The YKK AquaGuard water-resistant front closure is another great feature, keeping you dry and comfortable while you’re out on the water. Plus, with two large front storage pockets and two handwarmer pockets, you’ll have plenty of space to store all your gear. And when it comes time to land and release your fish, the integrated Dolphin Skin cuff system will prevent any seepage. Lastly, the rear yoke D-ring allows you to attach your net, and the three-way adjustable storm hood with laminated brim will keep you protected from the wind and rain.
The Orvis drirelease Long-sleeved crewneck T-shirt is our best selling clothing item hands down!. A patented, super-soft blend, drirelease is the optimum blend of wicking cotton fibers and fast drying polyester fibers. This gives the fabric superior moisture management performance that is totally natural, will never wash out, and is good for the life of the shirt. Odor-blocking and eco-friendly OutSmart Fresh helps keep you fresh even after long days on the stream or on the road. Many of us here in the mountains wear these shirts year around. They make a perfect base layer when out skiing, hiking and riding.
This camp shirt offers a great combination of style and function. The one-pocket, short-sleeved top is printed with a small trout pattern on our lightweight tech chambray fabric. Not only is it quick-drying, but it also has UPF 30 sun protection and mechanical stretch for maximum comfort while you move around.
The Sun Defense knit hoodie from Orvis provides an extra layer of protection against the sun’s strong rays. Designed for maximum comfort even in harsh temperatures, it is made with a lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric that has a quick drying effect and boasts UPF 50+ rating. Thanks to anti-NIR yarn used, the fabric reflects heat while still being breathable and lightweight. Stretch binding around the hood ensures it stays put over your head or any hat you wear, while thumb loops at the end of each sleeve provide added coverage to your hands. Moreover, this garment is treated with eco-friendly OutSmart Fresh which blocks odors as well.
The Orvis Men’s Pro Fishing Jacket is designed specifically to withstand years of fishing trips, rather than one single season, this men’s PRO Fishing Jacket is an advanced piece of apparel. Constructed out of powerful three-layer stretch CORDURA® fabric, it provides top-tier protection against abrasions and punctures while also providing optimal comfort and flexibility for casting and rowing. This fabric delivers a remarkably soft feel that is unmatched by other fabrics from both a durability and comfort point of view.
Finding a fabric to meet the highest standards of comfort and durability was paramount for our design team, which is why the Orvis Men’s Pro Fishing Jacket has become a gold standard. Using over-engineered protection from the elements, including a YKK AquaGuard® zipper, fully taped seams and an extended length in its design, the jacket also includes an internal cuff that offers watertightness when submerged yet feels softer than neoprene.
No other pocketing design can compare to this one, with two upper hand pockets, dual chest pockets with zipper garages for tool docking and an internal security pocket. Additionally part of its PRO System are pit zips that offer access to a PRO Bib or Waders without needing to take off your jacket. Furthermore, it also comes with a three-point storm hood that can be tightened in strong winds or wide-open throttle situations, plus hidden hardware that keeps lines from getting in your way when casting.
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The Orvis Pro Insulated product line is engineered to be the finest protection against nature’s most extreme conditions. A combination of technical fabrication and focused design allows this outerwear to excel in even the most unforgiving environments. Take, for example, the PRO Insulated Hoodie. This jacket features body-mapped insulation that ensures an ideal temperature whatever your activity or environment: 80g PrimaLoft® Gold Active insulation (45% recycled content) for warmth around the core, head and arms; alongside Polartec® Alpha® (80g), (55% recycled content), crafted specifically for Special-Ops teams, managing body heat and moisture from side panels to maintain comfort through varying temperatures.
The Orvis Men’s Pro Insulated Hoodie is crafted with a 20D mechanical stretch ripstop nylon shell and special coatings to boost its wind and weather resistance. It features an abrasion-resistant stretch-woven cuff panel, along with cozy fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets and a zippered chest pocket. There’s also an internal zippered security pocket that you can use as a stuff sack as well. Further, it has a low-profile scuba hood design for comfortable layering while allowing better visibility. Quality YKK® zippers and DWR (Durable Water Repellent). Washable
Stay cool and comfortable with the Orvis Men’s PRO Sun Hoodie. a UPF 50 hoodie crafted with lightweight Polartec® Power Grid bi-component knit fabric, it ensures rapid evaporation and maximum sun protection, rated at UPF 50+. Side gussets allow unrestricted movement while integrated thumb holes protect your hands from the sun. Plus, Polygiene® odor control technology allows for extended wear without worry. It also features a concealed pocket hidden in the side seam (Marine and Moon colors only). Active fit retains shape after several washes.
Be cool and comfortable in our River Guide shirt, a lightweight top designed for both water and land adventures. Its cotton blend fabric is enhanced with nylon that wicks moisture away and spandex for movement. In addition, UPF 30 protects you from the sun’s rays. You will also enjoy two button-through chest pockets, a zip pocket behind the left chest pocket, a pencil hole for sunglasses storage, and an OutSmart® Fresh treatment that prevents odor buildup—allowing you to launder less often! The hidden button-down collar makes sure no flyaways occur, while adjustable cuffs and shaped hem complete this active fit piece stylishly.
This Tech Chambray Work Shirt is the perfect blend of effortless style and dependable performance. Its quick-dry fabric with mechanical stretch offers lightweight comfort while UPF 30 sun protection ensures you’re protected from the rays. Not to mention, cream-colored triple-needle stitching, angled front button-through chest patch pockets, a hidden button-down collar, airholes at the underarms, and a pencil hole in the left pocket make it look like an authentic chambray work shirt. Plus there’s a sunglasses cleaner at the hem!
Orvis designed a wading jacket with the minimalists in mind. The Orvis Ultralight Wading Jacket offers solid protection against wind and rain that can be carried in a small daypack or even the Orvis Guide Sling Pack. Most wading jackets are heavy and bulky, but this new approach to foul weather protection offers more comfort, freedom, and a significant reduction in bulk.
Seams are taped for added waterproofing. Dolphin cuffs keep water out when reaching into the water. Constructed with YKK AquaGuard® water-resistant zippers are flexible, easy to slide, yet keep the elements out. Three-way adjustable storm hood with laminated brim. Rear yoke D-ring for net. The Ultralight Wading Jacket is perfect for when you don’t have the extra space to carry bulky jackets.
Sizes S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52). Weight in size M: 480 g/16.9 oz.
The Orvis Women’s Pro Wading Jacket is the perfect solution for serious female anglers who demand the best in terms of function and design. This tough, 3-layer shell jacket is constructed from a highly durable custom woven fabric, and features taped seams for complete weatherproofing. With a 20K Waterproofness rating and 15K Breathability rating, you can be confident that you’ll stay dry and comfortable no matter what the conditions. The DWR finish repels water from the surface of the fabric, while the brushed microsuede chin guard and zippered handwarmer pockets add an extra level of comfort. The YKK AquaGuard water-resistant zippers are tough enough to stand up to repeated use, and the water-resistant side zips provide ventilation and easy access to waders. There are also two large zippered water-resistant vertical storage pockets, perfect for holding all your essential gear. Inside, you’ll find an interior zippered security pocket and internal power-mesh pocket – providing ample space for storing everything you need while out on the water. And finally, the integrated Dolphin Skin Cuff system prevents water from running up your arm when reaching into the water to release fish. Whether you’re fishing in calm waters or braving rough conditions, the Orvis Women’s Pro Wading Jacket has got you covered.
The Orvis Women’s River Guide Shirt is designed for all of your outdoor activities, from fishing and hiking to cheering on your MVP. It features an updated take on the classic angler’s shirt with mesh vents on the back to keep you cool and UPF 30 sun protection. Additionally, this cotton-rich stretch blend is ideal for travel; it includes hidden zip chest pockets and OutSmart® Fresh odor control so you can wear it multiple times before washing. As an added bonus, the fabric has quick-drying capabilities along with an integrated cleaning cloth perfect for keeping sunglasses or phones smudge-free.
Cotton/nylon/spandex. Washable. Imported.
Sizes XS(4), S(6-8), M(10-12), L(14-16), XL(18-20); about 26″ long.
Most wading jackets on the market are bulky and heavy, which can be a real pain when you’re trying to move around freely while fishing. But the Orvis Women’s Ultralight Wading Jacket is different. This jacket is designed specifically to fit women anglers, and it’s made from a lightweight, stretchy fabric that will move with you while still keeping you dry and comfortable in harsh weather conditions. The three-layer shell fabric has a 20K Waterproofness / 30K Breathability rating, so you’ll stay dry even if you get caught in a downpour. And because it’s so light and packable, you can easily carry it in your daypack or sling pack when you’re on the go. Whether you’re wading through a river or hiking through the woods, the Orvis Ultralight Wading jacket will keep you dry and comfortable all day long.
Designed with the female angler in mind, the Orvis PRO Fishing Jacket is crafted from breathable three-layer stretch CORDURA® fabric. Not only providing next-level comfort and soft feel, it also offers abrasion- and puncture-resistance that can last multiple seasons. YKK AquaGuard® zipper provides extra weatherproofing to protect against elements when out fishing on the boat or bank. With an articulated finessed fit made specifically for women, you’ll be sure to have unrestricted casting and rowing on your next fishing trip.
Orvis redesigned the internal cuff, which holds moisture out even when submersed. The Pro Fishing Jacket was built with two upper hand pockets, dual chest pockets with rubberized zipper garages for streamlined tool docking, and a zippered internal security pocket. Thr Pro Fishing Jacket was designed with a three-point storm hood that rounds out the design and can be cinched down in high winds or wide-open throttle scenarios, with hidden hardware that keeps cords out of your way when casting. Women’s sizes XS(4), S(6-8), M(10-12), L(14-16), XL(18-20).