Oh…What to Wear?
Isn’t that a question that women are often asking themselves. Well, when it comes to spending a day on the water, it’s no different. The weather in western North Carolina can change rapidly even during the course of a few hours, so it’s good to be prepared. You can start out fishing in the morning in the 30s or 40s and be in the 60s or 70s by early afternoon.
So what does this mean to you? LAYERS! After fishing for 6 years, the most important thing I have learned for an enjoyable day on the water is multiple layers in the Fall as well as a hat of some nature. Optimally, it’s nice to layer a long sleeve T-shirt with a sweater or sweatshirt and then a quick-drying shirt on top. Don’t worry about taking off the layers – there are always places along the creeks and in the woods to do that in privacy. Also take some bug spray if you happen to be one of the lucky ones to attract gnats. Mosquitoes aren’t generally a problem this time of the year.
One great idea as well is to throw in rain gear of some sort. With the weather often changing rapidly, it’s better to be prepared than not. Often showers don’t last long and this way, you’ll still be able to enjoy the fishing come sun or rain! ~ Kristen