Men’s Fishing Shirts – Get Protected

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When you’re out on the water, it’s easy to excited and forget about sun protection. We spend hours standing in the sun, trying to catch a fish. A lot of people don’t like to use sun cream when out there (myself included) as fish don’t like the smell. If you were to get some on your bait, forget about bites. So with that been the case, the other alternative is to cover up.

There are plenty on men’s fishing shirts out there, but what is the right one. You need something comfortable, breathable and with great sun protection. A good men’s fishing shirt will have all of these qualities. But be careful as there are plenty of inferior products that won’t give you the protection you need.

Fishing In The Sun – Long Sleeve

If you’re sitting out in a boat, the sun is going to be hitting your from the top and the bottom (bouncing off the water) Even if you’re in the shade, you will still get this reflection off the water. You need a shirt that can breathe, is comfortable and has good sun protection. Long sleeve is always a good option. If you’re going to be spending the whole day in the sun, sweating, you want something that can also pull the moisture off the skin.

A great choice is the Southern Fin Apparel Performance Fishing Shirt. With it’s 50+ sun protection rating and 100% microfiber Di Fit material, it’s the right choice when spending the whole day (and possibly night) on the water. Its breathable, light, comfortable and pulls moisture from the body. This shirt is great for fishing through the heat of the day and through the night as it will also keep you warm as the sun goes down.


  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • 100% micro fiber Dri Fit material
  • Comfortable
  • Relaxed fit

Fishing In The Sun – Short Sleeve

When fishing in the sun, A long sleeve is always the recommended option. But some people don’t like the feel, the look, or think they’re too heavy. So there are a great range of short sleeve options as well. Although they can’t offer the same sun protection rating as their long sleeve counterparts, you still have plenty of choices.

Columbia Make great men’s fishing shirts, and the Columbia Tamiami ll Shirt is no exception. Though not as high a UPF rating as the long sleeves you still get up to 40. But it’s the other features of this shirt that make it a great choice. The Omni-Wick system with antimicrobial will keep you dry as well as preventing bacteria and fungi if it gets wet. Two big pockets on the chest to hold gear, phone etc as well as a rod loop for hands free fishing.


  • UPF 40 sun protection
  • Omni-Wick to manage moisture
  • Loose, light and breathable
  • Antimicrobial material

Fishing In The Shade

Unfortunately the whether isn’t always on our side when we want to go fishing. But don’t let that stop you. You might be fishing on a river, in the shade with a cool breeze coming through or just on a cooler day. You need a bit of wind protection plus something to keep you a bit warmer while still been comfortable and breathable, and the American Outdoorsman Blackfoot River is it,

Though not as high in the UPF (around 30) it’s not as important on those cooler days. It still comes with quick dry moisture wick technology to keep you dry, and is still very breathable with underarm eyelets, With waterproof chest pockets for peace of mind if it does start to rain, and two other pickets for stowing your gear, you have plenty of storage. The stretch ripstop fabric is great for ease of movement without the risk of tearing.


  • Quick Dry moisture wick technology
  • UPF 30 sun protection
  • Four pockets, two waterproof
  • Stretch ripstop fabric

Pick Of The Litter

And the prize goes to…. the Columbia Terminal Tackle Long Sleeve Shirt. A shirt for all occasions. One of the best men’s fishing shirt on the market. This shirt has it all. It’s designed with superior materials for maximum comfort in mind. Made from 100% cotton, it’s has a classic universal design that is a comfortable fit for a range of movements.

This shirt has a UPF 50+ rating to provide you with maximum protection while on the water for the long hours in the sun, but remains supper breathable so you don’t overheat. The quick dry Omni-Wick fabric, the ultimate moisture management technology, will keep you dry by moving moisture from the skin to spread around the surface to quickly evaporate. This will in turn keep you cool and your clothing dry. This shirt really does have it all.


  • UPF 50+ rating
  • Quick Dry
  • Omni-Wick technology
  • Super breathable
  • Comfortable classic fit and design
  • Light weight

Stay Protected

No matter what type of fishing you’re doing, whether it is out on a boat deep sea, river or fishing the banks, sun protection is very important. Which ever shirt you choose, make sure it has a good UPF rating of at least 30, the higher the better. Heat stroke is a very real thing, and kills on average of 600 people a year in the US alone. 65% of those been from non-exercise cases.

But with the right protection, you don’t have to be one of these cases. Cover up, drink plenty of water and stay in the shade as much as possible. So get out there, stay safe, and catch some fish.

Tight Lines

Tony Creator of Get Reel Fishing


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