I went saltwater fishing the first time 5 years ago, off the TX Gulf Coast. Born and bred in Oklahoma, I'm a pretty decent bass fisherwoman, but saltwater fishing became a whole new league of it's own and addiction of it's own for me. The biggest thing for me is proper attire to fish in. We went to Key West, FL on our honeymoon 3 years ago in June and are planning a return trip this summer. After 5 years of saltwater fishing, I've got my attire honed in on what I need pretty well.
I actually have Costa Del Mar Isabela, because I got them before they came out with the Wingman style. I love aviators, but I especially love Costas because there are no polarized sunglasses on that come near the quality of Costa Del Mars in my opinion. I just love them, and they cover my eyes really well which is necessary when out on the water for 8+ hours a day when the UV index is 10+
Once you've invested a small fortune in a great pair of polarized sunglasses you need a way to keep them attached to you, and not taking an impromptu dive to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. (We had a friend lose his reading glasses, they are somewhere 70+ miles off the coast outside of TX). These are some of the cutest sunglasses keepers I've found. While they all look a little nerdy these are at least classy.
I bought my first buff last time we were in Key West. Buffs are multifunctional, but I wear mine around my neck and over my face and ears. I still wear sunscreen in case I pull it down and forget to put it back up, but I seriously never go fishing without a buff anymore. The protection from the sun is unbeatable, and they help keep you cooler!
I love Columbia PFG gear, but I especially love their shirts. I own several already (not this one, which is super cute), and I wear them to work, to fish in, to work in the yard in. They are just super functional, especially when they come in nice prints like this one. I absolutely love their printed shirts for women. They definitely just give more of a girly feel to them. The ability to have long sleeves or roll them up is great, and no matter how hot it is, these shirts are vented really well and help you stay cool.
I don't actually own any of these shorts, but I want some. I own some Columbia Women's Aurba V Convertible Pants which are really nice, the shorts just are alot longer and less fitted than I like. Plus I hate the zipper part of the pants (around my legs), it just drives me nuts. When it's 100* outside I want shorts, and I just use lots and lots of sunscreen on my legs & feet. I'm hoping to get a few pairs of these and maybe some others for my trip, since I love shorts, but I hate long inseams.
I just ordered these because they are on sale, and they are amazing. Sperry makes great fishing sandals because they won't scuff up anyones boat, and they are comfy. I hate wearing real shoes when I'm fishing, so the sandals were my best bet, and they are well worth the money. Oh and they are cute enough to wear over and over again.
Needless to say I'm extremely excited for another opportunity to get out on the saltwater and hear the drag scream. I've got my fingers crossed for big tarpon, and of course The Hubs has his fingers crossed for a monster hammerhead (again). Now I've just got to get in tip top fish fighting shape, and buy stock in sun screen.