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1 min ago, Notable Catch said:

Nope, I was pretty set on the Guy Cotton till I saw the Splash Cast, just couldn't resist the blue.  I actually like both color but never really had the blue so it won by small margin.  Would have loved the Guy Cotton too.  I went out this morning which was high 20s/low 30s and I was still comfortable.  I was actually getting hot towards mid morning.  I may have to get something thinner under the jacket.

What were you wearing under it to stay warm in that weather?

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Nothing special, I normally try to wear thick hoodie but I can't with this since hoodie will prevent neck strap to tighten up.  So I just found something without the hoodie from the closet.  It happens so that all clothes that I wore today are done drying.  Below are what I saw from the tag from most inner to outer.

 

For top:

Very thin 100% Polyester long sleeve

Thicker 100% Polyester long sleeve(Maybe little thinner than 1/4" thick?)

Splash Cast

 

For bottom:

Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible pants

Some old Nike Polyester pants(litte bit thicker and possibly windproof?

Compass boot foot wader with Korkers

 

With above, I was very comfortable and never felt I was cold.  Before sunrise when it was high20s/low30s, I felt it's cooler but never felt cold.  Mid morning, I was actually sweating(possibly due to catching Stripers and lot more movement.

 

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7 hours ago, JoeGBreezy said:

Fish don't care about blue, black or any color. If you want to look cool, then I get it, the blue is good looking. Any ladies on the beach will care more about catching fish than your jacket color.:kissthrow:

I’ve had some interesting experiences on a certain Sandy hook beach with the ladies. I don’t think it was my jacket color either :witty:

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The Guy Cotton is an excellent top. paired with a hoodie underneath I have fished pretty cold weather into the low 30's. fabric is heavy yet breathable, ample room for shoulder movement. front pouch plenty of room to store whatever.  

Simms I use their waders, don't have experience with any of their tops.

"If I could have my wasted days back would I use them to get back on track? Stop to warm at karmas burning or look ahead, but keep on turning. Do I have the strength to know how I'll go? Can I find it inside to deal with what I should'nt know?"
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27 mins ago, Metallica said:

The Guy Cotton is an excellent top. paired with a hoodie underneath I have fished pretty cold weather into the low 30's. fabric is heavy yet breathable, ample room for shoulder movement. front pouch plenty of room to store whatever.  

Simms I use their waders, don't have experience with any of their tops.

I bought one last year, and it feels very much like a Guy Cotten. A sweatshirt or long john top and tee should be good for colder temps. It is pretty warm, and definately not a summer top. I really like it, and it should last for years.

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  • 2 weeks later...

As the weather got colder I found myself relying heavily on some light liner, UA, Duofold etc with an Aftco Reaper Hoodie. On top goes anything from a Grundens Splash shell to my Aftco mini puffer ( don't know the exact name ) A pair of fingerless Simms, Orvis gloves and I'm off o the races. The Reaper has that extended neck which covers your face if so inclined, or functions as a high collar. Too senior to go rock hopping or swimming but I fish a lot and all of these get it done. A lot of this stuff is personal preference. A few guys I know love Guy Cotton, Simms and Aftco. What I can offer to this discussion is that the oldest and still used piece of clothing I wear on the water is Simms. Like my Van Staals, I don't have to think about it, just grab and go.

 

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