When you’re fishing, hat protects your head from harmful UV rays and helps reduce eye strain from squinting. A hat can also help keep you cool, warm or dry, depending on the weather.
The classic ball cap may be the go-to choice for many anglers, but there are plenty of other fishing hats that offer additional benefits—as well as a touch of panache. Here are some of the newest offerings.
FISHING GUIDE (US$20)
Key features: Low-profile fit; low-curve bill; made of ripstop nylon; insect-repellant coating; neck covering tucks away when not needed.
The promise: “Good for all times of the day.”
Learn more: Aftco, www.aftco.com
The year’s best (and most stylish!) new fishing hats • Outdoor Canada is written by Scott Gardner for www.outdoorcanada.ca