Do I Need a Rain Jacket To Fly Fish? No, But Get One Anyway


Do I Need a Rain Jacket To Fly Fish? No, But Get One Anyway

As you might already know not all fly fishing is done from a boat or, not even from the bank. More often than not there is a need to get into the water where the target species lives.

Fly fishing on saltwater flats is totally a different scenario because lots of the time you are on a boat. For this article, I want to about the requirements of wading in freshwater with a pair of waders and boots.

For this, we also need to investigate fly fishing wading jackets to go with these waders. There are a few things to consider when looking at the best fly fishing wading jackets.

Below we are going to talk about some things for you to think about when you are looking to buy one.

Fly Fishing Wading Jackets

Waterproofness and breathability – How long will it keep you dry?

The most important factor in deciding on a wading jacket is the ability to keep you dry when out fly fishing. It seems river or lake fishing comes with the added condition of falling rain.

Sometimes it will be light and infrequent others it will be a constant deluge and the fly fishing wading jacket needs to be able to keep you dry and comfortable. There is nothing worse than getting a soaking from a shower to find it seep through your outer shell and onto your inner layers.

Being wet for long periods of time is not great in warm weather but when it’s cold it can really cut short your fishing trip. In fact, it can be the difference in life or death when it is really tough weather conditions but let’s not worry about that for now.

Although the jacket needs to be waterproof it also needs to be breathable. That is it needs to be able to let moisture released from the body to get away from your skin.

Wearing a jacket that is not breathable on a warmish day especially when hiking to a beat or pool will leave you wet from sweat and this again is not comfortable.

The introduction of breathable fabrics means that the sweat can evaporate away from your body keeping you cool and dry even when hiking.

With these types of fabrics, there are the good, better and best options. The best will keep you dry in a heavy storm and allows heavy sweating to evaporate quickly.

Others will keep you dry but not let your sweat get away quickly enough and can still leave you moist after a hike. This, however, you will usually dry out after a period of time if you are wearing the correct base under-layers.

Layering Systems

The ideal layering system allows moisture to wick away from the body and out to the outer layer of the fabric. This may have to go through several layers especially in winter when extra fleeces are added for warmth.

The base layer next to the skin needs to be snug ideally touching the skin all over so the moisture can travel directly through it away from the skin. In summer this process, evaporative cooling, can actually keep you cool and comfortable.

Your cotton t-shirt will not give you this effect in fact cotton become damp and will make you feel cold. Base layers need to be made from polyester or fine Merino wool.

The polyester is the cheaper option but works well, it can get a bit smelly after a bit if not cleaned using a good anti-bacterial wash.

The Merino wool is very soft and nice to the touch and usually odorless a bit more expensive than polyester but well worth it.

The mid-layer is required to trap air between the outer shell and the base layer this air stays warm and keep you comfortable in colder days. The ability for this layer to trap air will decide the colder the day you can stay out in.

Microfleece is one such mid-layer and as it comes in different thicknesses it can be adjusted to allow for the correct temperature requirements. You can indeed have several fleeces layers built together.

Start with a light fleece under a heavier one makes it ideal on really cold morning starts. Then the heavier one can be removed as the day warms up and again added at the end of the day as the sun’s strength fades.

It’s much better to have extra layers available and decide which is required than be cold on a day fishing because you didn’t wear enough layers. Other mid-layers are heavy Merino wool and duck down garments.

Merino as in the base layer is natural and a great mid-layer garment. The down garments are becoming more obtainable and designed in different weights to help keep warmth in. Weight for weight its the best but must be kept dry.

If the outer, shell is weak then this garment will also let you down as moisture comes at it from both directions. It will wick moisture away however if the outer shell is intact and keeping watertight.

Is Windproof a Requirement of a Wading Jacket?

Wind traveling through a garment will chill you quickly especially if you are already slightly damp. A true windproof garment must only allow less than 1.0 cubic foot of air to pass through per minute.

Not many garments can manage this however the gore-tex membrane has been developed to withstand this level. As a requirement for wading the need to stop the wind blowing through you on a river. This can mean the difference in fishing on or going home after a few hours froze to the core.

You can achieve a similar effect with a few layers and some tightly woven fleeces however if the top layer is windproof you are in good shape.

Length of Wading Jacket and General Fit

The requirements of wading jackets are that you are wading in water so they are designed to be short. Most will only come down as far as the top of your waist. Depending on how deep you intend to wade you can get a jacket to suit your wading depth.

Not many anglers feel safe wading past their waists especially in the water they are not accustomed too. However, there are a few who go to nearly the top of the chest wader and in doing so get the jacket wet anyway.

Wading jackets that are dipped in the river will usually dry very quickly and usually the pockets will be high enough to keep your belongings out of the water.

The jacket should have enough room in the arms to allow casting freely if they are too tight they will restrict your swing and put off the cast. Most manufacturers allow for this.

Also, a bit of room to allow additional clothing underneath is beneficial for fleeces or thicker base layers if the weather requires it. Again a jacket too tight will restrict your movement and in some cases going up an extra size will cure the problem.

Your wading jacket should also have cuffs that you can tighten to keep the water from running up your arms when casting prone like when performing a spey cast. Or at the top of the cast when the arm is up overhead water will run off the rod and hands into the jacket.

Do this for a few hours and you will be soaking. Better to have a jacket where the cuff can be velcroed tight to keep most of the water out.

Another good option on the wading jacket is the size and number of pockets. I like to travel lite so I put my spare fly lines, fly boxes and tippet into the pockets on my wading jacket.

Some fly anglers like to use the fly fishing vest and it’s a great option when the weather is fine. But if you are expecting rain the wading jacket is the better option and one with decent pockets is beneficial.

The size and shape of the hood is also a big consideration to think about. Hoods that are too big and cover too much of your head will hinder sight and the ability to spot fish and cast to them. A lot of the better jackets have a drawstring on the hood to make it fit your head size.

Another good benefit is to have a nice peek at the front this is also helpful for sight, however, the use of a baseball cap can achieve the same effect. Some jackets will offer fleece or other soft materials around the neck to keep you comfortable during the day as all that swinging arms and head can leave you with a rash if the neck is too tight.

The last option is the attachment locations. There are points on the jacket where you can attach zingers, landing net and tools like forceps. A D loop on the back is great for hanging a landing net and a couple of brands have zingers built into the jacket to attach your tools.

You can always pin a zinger onto a jacket but it’s more stable if the jacket offers one or two and you will not puncture it adding new ones keeping the integrity of the jacket intact.

Best Fly Fishing Wading Jackets over $250

Wading jackets in this category generally have better waterproof membranes and layered to help keep the warmth in and hold up to the rough and tough from vegetation. They are usually better finished and made to last.

Jackets in this category will have Gore-Tex or similar top membranes that will keep you dry in the most terrible of weather. Guides will buy wading jackets in this category as they spend so much of their time on the water and need a jacket to hold up to the conditions.

Speaking to many guides they say they get value for money as they will spend much more on replacing cheaper jackets throughout the season than in buying a top brand from the start.

A good point but not in everyone’s budget so rather than just talk about the high-end wading jackets. I have put together a list of some of the best in several price categories to help anglers from different backgrounds and budgets.

Simms G3 Guide Wading Jacket

Normally, the weather is unpredictable but we feel like spending time outdoors. Without the best protective gear, we may end up getting a soaking.

Simms minds your health that is why its Simms G3 Guide Wading Jacket is artistically crafted to suit all your needs while outside. From the high-grade polyester material, it is made of, count on its durability and continuous selfless service.

Great health is great wealth. Sometimes the state of our health depends on the weather and seasons. So if you want to beat all others and remain in good shape especially if you are a mariner, sportsman or an angler.

 Investing in the Simms Guide Wading Jacket is the best option you can take. Not for its looks only but mostly its protection properties are incredible.

Main Features and Specifications

The nylon material that is used is 100% water and windproof. The GORE-TEX shell technology employed on the fabric makes it breathable allowing free air circulation especially when it is hot and you are sweating.

Gore-tex is also windproof so you can stay out in conditions that will force other anglers inside.

YKK Aquaguard zippers are strong and have tags to help you open and close with ease. The frontal zipper is reinforced with a storm flap that is weather-resistant to ensure your chest area is fully covered, dry and warm.

The storm hood can be tucked away if not in use. It almost covers your entire head and face which is a good thing. You can adjust it at three points to perfectly fit you.

Storage pockets on the chest area-one on the left and the other on the right are big and spacious to accommodate fly boxes, valuables and other accessories you need for fly fishing. The pockets are covered with storm flaps for more protection of your items. Integrated retractors keep off water and wind.

 Shingle cuffs on the wrist areas are watertight and you don’t need to worry about getting wet.

The waist area, on the hem, is fitted with dual adjustable cords that allow you to fasten your jackets to whichever tension that is comfortable.

Just because you are in contact with water doesn’t mean you don’t have to care for your jackets. Cleaning and maintenance are easy. You are required to wash with a very mild detergent to avoid peeling the Simms Guide Wading Jacket and extending its lifespan.

Avoid using bleach and fabric softener. Heeding to the manufacturer’s instructions on the tag of the jacket is important for a long-lasting effect.

Orvis Pro Wading Jacket  

Key Features and Specifications

The polyester material is 100% waterproof, breathability and dryness is its purpose. This material is easily washable in case you get dirty with mud.

The shell fabric has three layers that are custom woven to retain heat and keep you warm in winter. Seams are fully taped and sealed to prevent water or cold from slipping through.

The back yoke has a D-ring that allows anglers to attach their nets relieving you of burdens in your hands also a two front attachment points at the top of each front pocket and a fly patch on top left.

Its storm hood is designed in a three-way adjustable manner and has a laminated brim to prevent your head area from feeling cold and contacting water.

The hem is adjustable and allows you to modify the tension you feel around your waist.

Chin guard integrated on the hood is finely brushed with suede to boost temperature levels and add to comfort.

Orvis Pro Wading Jacket has six pockets. It has two chest bellow pockets, two on both, sides with hand warmers, an internal security pocket and an internal mesh pocket.

They are spacious enough to hold fly boxes and other small accessories you need while fly fishing. All pockets are lined with hand warmers for comfort and warmth.

All zippers have, YKK Aquaguard it’s water-resistant and side zips allow free air circulation and easy accessibility to waders. On the inside, the interior security pockets are zippered and have power mesh.

Dolphin Skin cuffs are water-resistant and keep you dry when you land and release fish.

Sizes that are available are small, medium, large, extra-large and double-extra-large.

Feel free and light with Orvis Pro Wading Jacket on. One feature you will love is the presence of the D-ring at the rear for attaching your net and the spacious storage pocket to keep in your fly boxes. No luggage, no baggage.

Orvis Women’s Pro Wading Jacket  

Women in their nature love to be classy and go in style, more often they follow fashion trends. Orvis takes this into its plans and designs the Orvis Women’s Pro Wading Jacket.

Female anglers can now look glamorous even in the water. How well this jacket is designed is what makes women love it.

Main Features and Specifications

The polyester material used is 100% waterproof. The jacket is customized and the three-layer shell is woven to retain body heat. The 20,000 waterproofness and 15,000 Breathability adds to its durability.

It has seams that are completely taped for aesthetics and weatherproofing.

The storm hood is made in a three-way design to accommodate any hair additions fully. It is adjustable and has a laminated brim.

YKK Aquaguard zippers are water-resistant to prevent water from slipping through. The front zipper runs from the bottom of the jacket to the upper neck.

Dolphin Skin CU system is integrated into the polyester material to boost its weatherproofing properties.

Pockets on the Orvis Women’s Wading Jacket are vertically sewn in. The two pockets are spacious enough to accommodate fly boxes and have zippers to prevent water from damaging your items. All pockets are lined with hand warmers that add to comfort.

The chin guard on the hood is brushed with micro-suede to keep your head area warm.

Side zips on the jacket are for ventilation in case it gets hotter and gives women anglers easy access to waders. The tabs on the jacket are made of rubber and are for tool docking.

The inner side of the jacket has a security pocket with zippers to keep your small valuables. An internal power mesh pocket can be used to store more items like keys.

The D-ring rear yoke can be used to attach your fishing net. Several sizes are available they come in extra small, small, medium, large and extra-large.

Looking gorgeous while fly fishing is something all women anglers should consider. The wading jacket is washable and this feature is something you will love because of its convenience.

Simms Freestone Wading Jacket  

Simms has been in existence providing sportsmen with the unique and high-quality gear needed to make their outdoor activities fun and comfortable. That is witnessed in the craftsmanship done on the Simms Freestone Wading Jacket.

The fabric is engineered with a heavy-duty membrane that is highly water-resistant yet providing warmth and dryness to its wearer. The two-layered coated fabric adds to its thermal properties.

Main Features and Specifications

Material that is used is 3‐layer Toray® nylon with tricot backer is 100% water-resistant and windproof. Your chest area is safe with the double-layered fabric that retains body heat keeping you warm in both summer and winter.

The nylon is easily washable and dries very fast. Only mild detergent should be used for laundering. Avoid using bleaching agents and fabric softeners that can wear out the jacket membrane. Mesh fabric in the interior parts is highly breathable to allow free air circulation.

All of the zippers are made in the YKK-Aquaguard design making them totally weatherproof. The center frontal zipper running from the bottom to the top is reinforced with a storm flap.

The storm hood can be adjusted at three points for more comfort. If you feel your head needs to be out, you can tuck it away.

It has two pockets-one on each side that is spacious enough to accommodate the largest fly boxes and other valuables. Pockets are accessed via water-resistant zippers and are further reinforced with storm flaps.

The integrated retractors repel water and wind. The interior parts of the pockets are lined with fleece to increase heat retention abilities making your hands warm.

The lower hem is fully closed without shock cords. This still doesn’t allow water and cold to easily pass through easily.

All seams are completely taped for a good look and t add to the jackets weatherproofing properties.

 A D-ring is attached to the jacket for net attachment and one fly patch to place your fly rods when not in use.

The molded cuff tab that is an anti-line catch is strong enough to prevent you from snagging.

Simms Freestone Wading Jacket is comfortable enough and its weatherproof ability is a feature you will love because you stay dry and warm throughout your fly fishing sessions.

Aquaz Trinity Wading Jacket

In as much as water is fun to play in, it can get dangerous at times. That is why you need maximum protection every time you go out fly fishing. Having an Aquaz Trinity Wading Jacket handy is the best thing to do.

Your upper body is safe from weather elements that can make you sick. It is durable too so you don’t have to be worried about replacing it any time soon.

Main Features and Specifications

The polyester material is 100% waterproof and the fabric is woven in three layers to provide enough warmth during all seasons. Its breathability rate is high to allow proper ventilation.

Two chest pockets-one on each side are large and spacious to accommodate fly boxes and other accessories you need while fly fishing. Two side chest pockets have the inner sidelined for hand warming.

The two small front zippered pockets will hold valuables. At the rear side is a big cargo pocket that is easily accessible without removing the jacket. Inside the left chest pocket is an accessory pocket with a zipper.

YKK Aquaguard zippers are all-weather resistant. Two short sized zippers are in the pockets while the longer frontal zipper runs from the bottom of the jacket to the neck area.

Five D-rings are built in the jacket for you to hook in your nets, floatants, zingers and other items that you need to access quickly.

The wrist cuff system is adjustable and made with a Velcro closure that is weather resistant. You can get this jacket in small, medium, large, extra-large and double-extra-large sizes.

The storm hood is big enough and adjustable. It rolls easily and snaps over the collar to protect your head and cheek area from the wind, cold and water.

At the waist, a shock cord is fitted to adjust your jacket to any tension-whether tight-fitting or loose.

The Aquaz Trinity Wading Jacket has all of the features that make this a jacket suitable for wading. Your chest area and upper body need protection when in water to prevent cold-related illnesses like pneumonia.

The three-layer design is a feature that will make you get this particular jacket because of the amount of warmth it retains.

Best Fly Fishing Wading Jackets under $250 over $150

Wright McGill Essentials Wading Jacket  

Fly fishing can leave you with cold-related illnesses due to the frequent exposure to harsh environmental conditions. By staying sharp while shopping for the best wading jacket it allows you to get a jacket that is suitable for your fishing needs.

That is why Wright McGill Essentials Wading Jacket is what you should settle for. Artistically designed, you remain dry and warm regardless of how long you spend in the water.

Main Features and Specifications

The fabric used is waterproof and integrated with breathable material to allow air circulation when the temperatures get high. The four-layer construction makes the entire jacket durable. With the mesh interior, the jacket is good in normal weather if it’s really cold a fleece base layer is required.

Zippers are oversized and are to allow wet fingers and cold to access the pockets. The zipper area is further covered with an extended waterproof flap to prevent water from slipping in.

The jacket has two big tackle pockets with elastic gussets on the chest area. Pockets are lined with hand warmers and fleece to warm your hands when it begins to freeze.

They are big enough to put in the largest fly box that exists. In the interior right upper chest, other pockets to store in your important items are convenient.

The hood is large enough and rolling on is easy. For quick adjusting, the hood has two draw pulls to protect your head area from cold, wind and splashing water.

Fastening is enhanced by the neoprene cuffs that add to the weatherproofing aspect of this jacket. The cuffs used together with Tailwater Gloves from this company will help to keep you warm enough.

The gear pouch that is in the rear is easily accessible. You don’t have to remove the jacket.

Going out in harsh weather conditions is almost impossible until you get yourself the Wright McGill Essentials Wading Jacket. It has the ability to protect you from adverse conditions.

Keeping you warm and dry is one feature that will make you want to get several of these jackets. Sporting has never been so fun as when you have one on and it is comfortable and exactly what you need.

Best Fly Fishing Wading Jackets under $150

Hodgman Aesis Sonic Wading Jacket

Anglers love to spend time at the shows and riverbanks sharpening their skills, having fun or taking part in challenges or contests.

While this can get them carried away, they need to be protected from the adverse weather conditions that sometimes are unexpected. Carrying along a Hodgman Aesis Sonic Wading Jacket just might be the best thing to do to keep you safe from the cold.

Main Features and Specifications

The material that is used to make the jacket is wind and waterproof ensuring its wearer is dry and warm all through. V-TecH WadeLite ristop technology is used to create the breathable fabric necessary for proper ventilation.

The three-layer construction is light enough for comfort-ability and to keep you warm during winter seasons

Sonic 2.0 seams are completely taped for aesthetic purposes and most importantly add to to the weatherproofing properties of this jacket.

Arm vents are perforated and Lazar cut to ensure air movement is free and avoid feeling stuffy when it gets hot and you are all sweaty.

Hand pockets are on the lower side and lined with fleece to keep your hands warm. The pockets are big enough to accommodate your fly boxes and other small items you carry along.

They are accessed via YKK Aquaguard zippers that are weather resistant to protect what you have in your pockets. Three pockets in total, the upper vertical on the chest area makes accessibility easy.

Cinch cuffs are watertight and will prevent water from slipping in.

The hood attached to the jacket is adjustable and big in size. The breathable mesh sewn in prevents it from heating up making you sweat. The hood doesn’t end up stinking.

No one needs to tell you the best jacket to buy for a comfortable wading life. The Hodgman Aesis Sonic Wading Jacket is very simple but it is ideal for comfort and maximum protection if you love angling. Its simple design and the three-layering system is one major highlight you will love.

Orvis Encounter Wading Jacket 

Orvis is concerned about how satisfied their customers are that is why their craftsmanship is unbeatable. This can be depicted from Orvis Encounter Wading Jacket.

You will love its lightweight that doesn’t make you feel burdened. Its material allows it to be folded into a tiny ball that can fit in your bag or pocket. Don’t you love its compact nature if you are an angler and on travel?

Main Features and Specifications

The nylon material used in manufacturing is totally waterproof and windproof. It is breathable to allow free air movement.

The 2.5-layer construction ensures you are warm and dry during your fly fishing sessions. Nylon is easily washable and dries quickly.

Cuffs are adjustable and prevent any elements of weather that can affect your well-being from slipping through.

The drawcord in the waist area is lockable to keep your upper body protected from strong winds, cold, and water splashes.

The hood is adjustable and fully covers your head from a storm or cold. It has a draw, cord for fastening in case the conditions get tougher.

YKK Aquaguard zippers are waterproof and keep you and the contents of your pockets dry and safe.

One pocket only, Orvis intended for it to be simple. Sewn-in on the chest area, it is spacious enough to accommodate larger items. Accessing it is through a zipper that is weatherproof.

Its interior is lined with fleece to keep your hands warm when resting. They are available in sizes from small, medium, large, extra-large and double-extra-large.

Nature is unpredictable and the weather forecasts are very unreliable. To beat all these get yourself an Orvis Encounter Wading Jacket to avoid being caught unprepared.

This jacket is durable from the 2.5-layer material used on it. Being able to be folded into a very small size is a feature that will amaze you. You don’t need to worry about packing space.

It can fit in your pocket. The spacious pocket on the chest area is a bonus if you love trendy accessories. Simply drop them in and zip it.

Compass 360 Point Guide Wading Jacket

Have you ever gone fly fishing with no rain jacket when it rains? I hope you understand how awful it feels in the end.

The negative effect of the fun could either leave you with a doctor’s appointment or down having to take medication. This is the reason you need to arm yourself with a Compass 360 Point Guide Wading Jacket.

Always have this weatherproof jacket every time you go out for fishing. The status of your health is fully guaranteed because of the protection it offers well not really guaranteed.

Main Features and Specifications

On the exterior, the entire jacket is made of 100% waterproof material. Polyester, when washed, dries very fast making cleaning and maintenance in case you get in contact with mud easy. The interior parts are made of breathable material for proper air circulation.

The adjustable hood attached to the jacket is big enough to cover your head and cheek areas from the elements of bad weather. On the chin area, a fleece lining is sewn into it to provide warmth to the areas below the chin. It is closed with a press button.

The six pockets are big enough to place in your valuables, accessories and fly boxes in. The 4 pockets are in the chest area and 2 lower rib hand warmer area.

The two on the upper sides and one below the upper ones on both sides are accessed by water-resistant zippers. The two side pockets are lined with fleece to keep your hands warm when not engaged.

All zippers have tags that are water-resistant to protect the contents of your pockets from damage by splashing water. The frontal zipper is further enclosed with a flap water-resistant extension of the jacket reinforced with press buttons.

The shock cord waist is adjustable and allows for adjustment to a tension that you are comfortable with.

Compass has gone out of its way to design the Compass 360 Point Guide Wading Jacket that is durable and worth every dime spent on it. The lightweight and comfortable nature of this jacket will make you love it for all your water sporting sessions.

Frogg Toggs Hellbender Wading Jacket

Proper wading gear is an investment all fly fishing anglers should make to ensure they are safe health-wise from the negative effects brought about during tough weather conditions.

Frogg Toggs Hellbender Wading Jacket is among one of the best jackets that you can purchase. The Dri-Pore technology employed during manufacture is better than plain nylon jackets.

The Main Features and Specifications:

The polyester material used to make this jacket is 100% water-resistant and windproof. Breathability is taken care of by the DriPore technology allowing free air movement in the jacket. Polyester is ultralight and dries quickly after a quick wash.

The hood is big enough and adjustable and fully covers your head. The collar attached to it has an extended bill and can be tucked away.

Three D-rings for attaching accessories like floatant, nets, and tools offer convenience.

Designed in a full cut casting manner, the jacket allows you to bend and overhead cast with ease.

Chest pockets are expandable and have drain holes. The four chest pockets have zippers and their interiors are lined with fleece for hand warming.

They are spacious enough to accommodate your fly boxes and small accessories. The zippers are water-resistant and protect the contents in your pocket from getting too wet.

The frontal zipper that runs from the bottom of the jacket to the neck area is reinforced with a storm flap and has a rain gutter to allow splashing water or rain run down quickly.

The waistband is fitted with an adjustable shock cord for fastening to a comfortable tension preventing weather elements from getting in contact with your upper body. A fold-away rod holder is attached to it for easy accessibility of your fly rod.

It’s Lycra and neoprene sleeve openings are adjustable for watertight casting.

The Frogg Toggs Hellbender Wading Jacket is durable and will serve you for a long time with good maintenance. The jacket has been designed so it has several holders for your convenience when fly fishing. You can attach a few accessories to them and easily access them. This is a feature that you will love.

Frogg Toggs Cascades Wading Jacket          

Frogg Toggs Cascades Wading Jacket brags about it having style and class. From a distant look, you can agree that its manufacturer was keen on details to bring out something that has never been in existence in the fishing gear collection. I bet this is a jacket all anglers and sportsmen would love to have.

Its Main Features and Specifications:

The material that is used is polyester and is 100% waterproof and windproof. The ToadSkinz technology used to design it enhances its performance.

The interior is made of mesh for breathability especially when the weather gets hot. Due to its lightweight, it dries within a short time.

The hood is fully adjustable and can be folded away if you want your head out. The extended coverage bill offers more warmth to your neck area.

All seams are fully taped and the DriPore waterproof technology lamination adds to its weatherproof properties.

The waistband has a shock cord that is adjustable in case you want it tight-fitting at the waist. Attached to it is a rod holder that can be folded away to place in your fly rod for quick reachability.

Both inside and out, this jacket has 16 spacious pockets to place your accessories, items, valuables and fly boxes. They are accessed via water-resistant zippers and storm flaps.

The frontal zipper is heavy duty and is reinforced with a storm flap that is water-resistant.

Wrist cuffs are elastic and adjustable to avoid the cold and water from slipping through. There are many sizes available they are small, medium, large, extra-large and double-extra-large.

You don’t need to look boring when going out sporting. Frogg Toggs Cascades Wading Jacket is a stylish jacket that does its job yet leaves you stylish as well.

The many spacious pockets it has is, a highlight you will love because organizing your items becomes easy. You might not need those heavy sports bags when going out. Cleaning and maintenance are easy because after washing the polyester dries quickly.

Caddis Natural Wading Jacket 

Outdoor activities are fun to do and more fun if you are wearing the right gear that is comfortable. When you protect your upper body when you are fly fishing it is a very good thing.

Getting yourself the Caddis Natural Wading Jacket means that your health and well-being comes first. The high-quality material used to make this jacket is one highlight you should count on for durability.

Main Features and Specifications

The polyester material used in making the outer side of the jacket is 100% waterproof and employ the CaddisDry technology that adds to its weatherproof properties. The inner material is breathable to allows free air circulation.

The fleece collar is thick enough to protect your neck area from weather elements.

The hood can then be rolled up and put in its attachment on the jacket. It is also big enough for it to cover your entire head.

The four pockets on the chest area are spacious enough to accommodate fly boxes and other small sporting accessories or valuables. The two big pockets that are directly sewn on the jacket are closed by a flap cover that is water-resistant.

The remaining two are sewn into the bigger pockets and close with water-resistant zippers.

Rear D loop and two front D loops hangers can be used for net or tool attachment.

The cuffs are designed in a cinch up manner to help boost its weatherproof aspect.

All three zippers are waterproof. The frontal zipper runs from the bottom to the top and the other two shorter ones enclose the smaller pockets. The zippers have large pull tabs for easier accessibility.

Caddis Natural Wading Jacket in green has perfect aesthetics always making you stylish each time you go casting. Water repellency is among the best features of this jacket that you will love.

As you know the activity can get hyper when you are fly fishing and splashes of mud can get on your wading jacket. Keep calm though because you can launder and iron this jacket.

When you maintain it as per the instructions on the tag it will add to the jacket’s durability. Purchase one and have your upper body protected from the worst weather.

Frogg Toggs TEKK Wading Jacket

Your health and general well-being are important. For water sports lovers like fishing, you need to have your upper body well protected from the cold by having a wading Jacket on. Frogg Toggs Wading Jacket is what you as a man needs during your outdoor adventures.

Main features and specifications

The material used is nylon and 100% waterproof leaving you completely dry. They are made from breathable material employing Dri-Pro technology.

All seams are sealed to create an appealing look and enhance durability.

The storm hood is easily adjustable and roomy enough to hold a baseball cap under. The E-Z push method of having it on is simple. The hem cord locks are sturdy and are in stone color.

The pockets that are sewn on the chest are made in a box style. They are expandable to accommodate fly boxes and other small things. The inner material of the pocket is made with high-water hand warmer material.

Other pockets, some which are located in the waist area are laser-cut and waterproof preventing the contents from getting damaged by the water. The jacket has four pockets.

Sleeve openings made of neoprene on the wrist area are fully sealed but adjustable to the tension you feel is comfortable.

The torso area has a zipper that runs from the bottom to the hood attachment. The front has a rain gutter and storm flap to allow water easily run off and not accumulate.

The waistband is stretchy, inclusive of a shock cord and is easily adjustable.

Rod holders can be folded to keep them from getting into your way while in the water. It has a D loop on the back for attaching landing net.

This specific jacket is large in size and designed for men but the Frogg Togg brand has this jacket in other sizes varying from a small, medium, large, extra-large and double-extra-large and triple-extra-large.

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