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Best ice fishing gloves??
« on: Dec 31, 2008, 12:16 PM »
O.K, I am relitively new at the hardwater tactics but the only question I really have is what are the best gloves to wear when baiting hooks and setting lines so that my hands don't get so numb that it last all day?? What do you folks use??

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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #1 on: Dec 31, 2008, 12:21 PM »
The doctor is for when they are frozen and can't feel them..... ;)

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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #2 on: Dec 31, 2008, 12:30 PM »
I always take my gloves off when I am tending the traps, baiting, etc... Even if it is real cold I have never had any luck doing those chores with gloves. Especially playing a fish, need to feel the line.

I keep my gloves dry that way and put them back on when I am done. I use 2 pair. Snowmobile gloves for riding to and from on the ATV. A pair of heavy wool mittens with a wind block for on the ice. (easier to get on and off than gloves when hands are wet). I am thinking of getting a pair of over sized Ice Armor mittens this year as I saw a pair the other day at Beans that felt very warm.

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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #3 on: Dec 31, 2008, 12:44 PM »
i don't use gloves either to tend traps and put bait on.....just put your back to the wind and you should be fine....you get good at it you NEVER get cold.....

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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #4 on: Dec 31, 2008, 12:55 PM »
Ditto, I always take my gloves off too, keeps em dry that way.

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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #5 on: Dec 31, 2008, 01:22 PM »
ditto to all. no gloves tendin or baiting the traps. gotta be able to "feel" what's goin on down there with yer line. i did recieve some gloves for x-mas that i do like. they are mittens. the top folds back and velcros to the back of the mitten and you have instant fingerless gloves. i would use them tendin traps and such, but i'd take them off if i had a fish on.
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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #6 on: Dec 31, 2008, 01:30 PM »
HotHands hand and body warmers In each pocket for when your hands get really cold. You can't handle your lines or baits with gloves on.The first thing you do when you get to your trap is take off your gloves. Hothands are .50 each a great deal for warm hands.
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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #7 on: Dec 31, 2008, 01:33 PM »
ice armour mittens and gloves :icefish:
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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #8 on: Dec 31, 2008, 02:15 PM »
Anything made from Gore Windstopper fleece is good for warmth and dexretity,  even when wet.  The best made I have found are Mountain Hardware Gravity Gloves.  $50 a pair.  I use them for everything from work gloves to snowmobiling.  I get 2 years out of a pair.

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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #9 on: Dec 31, 2008, 02:28 PM »
As everyone said  No gloves tending and baiting . I wear Ice armor mittens to the hole and put them back on as soon as I'm done .  Your hands will warm right back up in them . Add a heat pack in each if you need ,But I haven't done that yet .

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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #10 on: Dec 31, 2008, 02:28 PM »
I use these gloves.. 100% waterproof.  Use these for drilling and setting up, but take off gloves for setting bait, and playing fish...
 but these gloves are great!  I also use them setting decoys duck hunting!!!

http://www.atlasgloveconsumerproducts.com/insulated.html


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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #11 on: Dec 31, 2008, 02:32 PM »
i hate gloves......heavy wool or the joka polar liner gloves (which are ok, but not great).....gloves off to tend, hand warmers to recover

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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #12 on: Dec 31, 2008, 02:33 PM »
Cant feel the fish on the end of the line with gloves on.
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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #13 on: Dec 31, 2008, 02:58 PM »
A friend of mine carries a dish towel with him to dry his hands after baiting a hook / landing a fish, etc. Makes quite a difference putting a dry hand back into your gloves.

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Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
« Reply #14 on: Dec 31, 2008, 03:04 PM »
sounds like a job for shamwow!

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O.K, I am relitively new at the hardwater tactics but the only question I really have is what are the best gloves to wear when baiting hooks and setting lines so that my hands don't get so numb that it last all day?? What do you folks use??

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    Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
    « Reply #16 on: Dec 31, 2008, 03:09 PM »
    Good thread.  I carry two pairs of gloves: a pair of insulated "dry" gloves and a pair of cheap noeprene gloves for tending traps.

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    Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
    « Reply #17 on: Dec 31, 2008, 03:28 PM »
    Good  point Out4Trout, I failed to mention it in my original post but the towel idea is a real winner too. I keep a few in the saddlebags of my wheeler. When I fish they go in my pocket.

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    Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
    « Reply #18 on: Dec 31, 2008, 03:29 PM »
    always bare handed tending and baiting traps but i have found mitts work better than gloves for me ive had my fingers frostbit before so having mitts and keeping your fingers close together seems to keep them warmer

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    Re: Best ice fishing gloves??
    « Reply #19 on: Dec 31, 2008, 06:13 PM »
    A friend of mine carries a dish towel with him to dry his hands after baiting a hook / landing a fish, etc. Makes quite a difference putting a dry hand back into your gloves.
    Its always the simplest things I never think of. I always tend my traps without mitts on. My hands usually go back in fairly wet after trying to dry them off on my jacket. I usually keep hand warmers in my mitts on the real cold day's.
    Thanks for the idea, a towel will be going with me tomorrow.

     

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