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Offline syoungs

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Tuna clothes?
« on: July 23, 2019, 07:13:03 PM »
Getting close to taking our first tuna trip next month, and figured I better start getting gear ready to go.

I hate bibs. So was thinking of getting a pair of waterproof pants instead of bibs. Is that a terrible idea?

I also hate PVC rain gear, I always rip it quick. Was looking at some stuff on bigcamo.com that is breathable instead. I know itll be stained and smelly when I'm done, but the cost is low enough that I dont mind if its relegated to fish only stuff.
 Am I going to regret breathable pants/bibs?


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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 07:36:30 PM »
Yes...

PVC all the way...I wear them pretty much all the time fishing. Don't want my clothes or me to smell like fish.. especially tuna.

I've got 10 years on a pair of Carhartt rain bins. And I'm rough on my gear..just getting to the point to replace them.

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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 08:32:33 PM »
I just bought myself some grundens camo bibs and jacket as well as some cabelas rubber boots.  I'm going dual purpose and figure I might be able to use these for waterfowl hunting as well.  If the stink isn't too bad
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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 08:39:02 PM »
"Waterproof" breathables will keep you warm but you need PVC to stay dry.  I use & recommend Grundens.

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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 09:20:15 PM »
Depends on if you want to be allowed in the house afterwards  :chuckle:

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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 10:28:46 PM »
I wouldn't try to reinvent the wheel, especially with tuna blood. And no matter how hard you try, you'll be covered in it.  Whatever isn't PVC or rubber will likely need to be burned or added to the Idaho bear bait barrel.

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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2019, 10:29:24 PM »
Grundens set on camofire right now.  I've got a set,  and its only like $120 right now for both

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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2019, 10:45:38 PM »
Goodwill trip for anything cloth, toss after the trip.  Find the cheapest raingear you can find, I found some for under 10 bucks for bibs, hose off and hang outside for about 2 wks.  Whatever you do, do not wash your clothes.  Ruins the next few loads of clothes

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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2019, 10:53:30 PM »
Goodwill trip for anything cloth, toss after the trip.  Find the cheapest raingear you can find, I found some for under 10 bucks for bibs, hose off and hang outside for about 2 wks.  Whatever you do, do not wash your clothes.  Ruins the next few loads of clothes

That's what I do but figured I was the lone ranger on that method.  Why destroy hundreds of dollars worth of stuff when you can just pitch the whole outfit in the trash and not have to pack it home?

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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2019, 11:16:28 PM »
Goodwill trip for anything cloth, toss after the trip.  Find the cheapest raingear you can find, I found some for under 10 bucks for bibs, hose off and hang outside for about 2 wks.  Whatever you do, do not wash your clothes.  Ruins the next few loads of clothes

That's what I do but figured I was the lone ranger on that method.  Why destroy hundreds of dollars worth of stuff when you can just pitch the whole outfit in the trash and not have to pack it home?

You only do the other way once, so what if my jeans are short legged, and I have a Donald duck shirt, the tuna don't care

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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 04:19:26 AM »
Don't wear anything you want to keep. I get blood inside my bibs quite a bit when it is wide open.

White t-shirt, wear bibs if you have them, take advil before you leave the dock. Don't stop cant stop on a bite even to admire your fish. 30 seconds can cost you a fish. Prep for the trip by getting jacked and watching battlefish on netflix.

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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 05:04:34 AM »
Like the others have said.  If you cherish a favorite lucky fishing shirt or hat, I wouldn't wear it.  PVC for the rain gear, throw away clothes.
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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2019, 05:14:11 AM »
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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2019, 06:31:28 AM »
Grundens makes some good lightweight jackets and pants that work very well. I used them commercial fishing for 5+ years and they did everything that PVC did without the added weight and heat. If you're going for long term use and durability go with the PVC, but if you are looking for a couple outings a year with lightweight raingear then get the light weight stuff  :tup:

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Re: Tuna clothes?
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2019, 09:18:39 AM »
Sorry, had to check out what the tuna may be wearing. I thought it was a thing... :dunno:

 


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