For the fly fishing addicts, there are very few weather conditions that will keep them out of the water.
While the need to fish is strong, you shouldn’t neglect your health and safety.
A good pair of fly fishing gloves will not impede your ability to fish while still providing extra comfort and protection from the elements.
In this article, we are going beyond just looking at a good pair of gloves when fly fishing.
We are going to look at what are the best fly fishing gloves specifically designed for cold weather.
We will take a look at five pairs that are durable and will not detract from your ability to work while on the water.
The Best Fly Fishing Gloves For Cold Weather 2019
Here is a quick preview of my top picks in the category. For more information on each one, please keep reading below.
- Glacier Glove Pro Angler Slit Finger
- Palmyth Convertible Mittens
- Palmyth Fishing Gloves
- Goture Anti-Slip
- Glacier Glove Ice Bay
Glacier Glove Pro Angler Slit Finger
- Neoprene gloves
- 2mm Fleece lining
- Pre-curved fingers
- Finger slits on index finger and thumb
The first pair that we would consider to be the best gloves for fly fishing are the Glacier Glove Pro Angler Slit Finger.
If you are going to be fishing in near-freezing or freezing weather these neoprene slit fingers by Glacier Glove should be highly considered.
The neoprene gives you extra comfort, water resistance, and thermal properties while the fleece lining also adds to their insulation and moisture-wicking properties.
The seamless palm design keeps the gloves from bunching up and also allows a lot more hand dexterity than other options on the market.
The pre-curved finger design allows much better form-fitting and also helps cut down on finger fatigue when used throughout the day. The more natural feel will help you stay on the river catching fish longer than other gloves.
The problem with insulating gloves is that you lose a lot of finger dexterity and with half-finger designs, you end up with frozen fingers that won’t work either.
The beauty of this pair is the slit thumb and index fingers that allow you to easily flip the first joint portion of the glove back with a velcro attachment.
So when you need to remove a hook or tie on a new fly, you have finger dexterity to do so.
Once down, simply cover the fingers back up and enjoy the warmth.
The wrists also have a velcro tightening strap, so you can get a tight, but comfortable fit that’s is customizable to your current situation.
Palmyth Convertible Mittens
- 40 grams of 3M Thinsulate
- Rated for temperatures down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit
- Anti – Slip Silicone Palm grip
Are you looking for good pair of gloves that will protect against the cold and still offer you increased dexterity?
If so, you will be satisfied with the Palmyth Convertible Mittens.
Let’s briefly highlight some of its features.
The first feature that I want to highlight is the Anti- Slip Silicone Palm Grip. It is located on the major portion of the palm and lower fingers giving you an enhanced grip out in the field.
The next feature that I want to highlight is that it is a convertible mitten.
That means that when it is cold, your fingers can be 100% protected. However, when you need to tie on a new lure, unhook a fish or prepare your tackle, you can simply lower the top portion of the mittens.
This will expose your fingers giving you the dexterity you need to get the job done.
One of the best things about this feature is the top portion is held to your mitten by a strong magnet. This will prevent the mitten from getting in your way when let’s say you go to unhook a fish or tie on a new lure.
Inside the glove, you have 40 grams of 3M Thinsulate keeping your fingers warm down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Palmyth Fishing Gloves
- Water repellent
- Rated for 36 degrees Fahrenheit
- 3 finger slits
- Synthetic leather palm for a better grip
If you are not a fan of wearing mittens when fishing, you might want to take a look at another good product by Palmyth, their flexible fishing glove.
This pair is made with a durable fabric that is water repellent, windproof and breathable.
Please note, the fact that these are water repellent doesn’t mean you can dunk your hand in the water It just means that if they were to get wet, the water will run off instead of soaking into the glove.
In addition, on the inside of the glove, we have a plush fleece lining that will keep your hands warm down to temperatures as low as 36 degrees Fahrenheit.
This pair also has an excellent velcro wrist adjustment so you can have a secure and comfortable fit that is needed.
There are 3 slots for your index, middle finger and your thumb. On each slit is a button. Simply clip the slit to your glove and your fingers will be exposed to do such things as tying knots, unhooking fish or even making phone calls.
Lastly, the palm is equipped with partial synthetic leather giving you an enhanced grip when things get slippery.
- Non-Slip Rubber Palm
- Durable Material for added protection
- Open slots for index, middle finger, and thumb
Are you looking for a good pair of anti-slip fishing gloves?
If so, you need to check out the Goture Anti-Slip Fishing Gloves.
This anti-slip pair from Goture provides some of the best protection when fishing and handling big game that tends to have methods of injuring us.
The biggest feature is the durability and protective properties.
These gloves can withstand spine punctures from fish as well as teeth that are present in some species. They are also able to withstand inadvertent hook pricks.
Besides the durability, they are able to perform and maintain their grip under any condition with their non-slip rubber particles built into the palm.
The half thumb, index, and middle finger (Dew Three Finger) design provide some extra dexterity that is needed when handling fish or preparing your tackle on the water without sacrificing its protective properties.
They also have excellent velcro wrist adjustments so you can have a secure and comfortable fit that is needed.
While these are rugged gloves, they are also quite breathable, and you will not end up with sweaty hands throughout the day.
Glacier Glove Ice Bay
- 100% waterproof
- 2mm fleece lining
- Sharkskin Texture for enhanced grip
When things are really cold and your hands are constantly getting wet you need to turn to something like the Glacier Glove Ice Bay.
These are 100 waterproof. For added protection, the seams are both stitched and glued ensuring no water enters your glove
On the inside, you have a 2mm fleece lining designed to keep your fingers toasty at all times. On the outside, you have a sharkskin texture over the entire glove giving you an enhanced grip for handling slippery fish and wet equipment.
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When fly fishing, a pair of high-quality gloves will go along way in terms of you being able to stay on the water fishing effectively.
Whether it’s on the flats of Hawaii or the bitter cold in Montana, there are fishing gloves that will serve your needs and make fishing much more comfortable.
What have you found to be the best fly fishing gloves for cold weather? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.