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Here at Sunburst our staff shirts are yellow or orange. Some days I will grab a rod while wearing these shirts and fish for a few minutes without thinking about what I am wearing. When I specifically go out to fish I usually grab a blue shirt thinking it is less visible to the trout. I had never really thought about it but it seems I do better wearing a drab shirt. Maybe something to think about next time you go, I had never put too much thought into what I wear, but seems to make a difference.

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Here at Sunburst our staff shirts are yellow or orange. Some days I will grab a rod while wearing these shirts and fish for a few minutes without thinking about what I am wearing. When I specifically go out to fish I usually grab a blue shirt thinking it is less visible to the trout. I had never really thought about it but it seems I do better wearing a drab shirt. Maybe something to think about next time you go, I had never put too much thought into what I wear, but seems to make a difference.

I would agree, but I normally fish the smaller streams where stealth is a bigger issue. I personally wear earth tones or camo hunting shirts. I would think it is more critical fishing down stream then up.

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Here at Sunburst our staff shirts are yellow or orange. Some days I will grab a rod while wearing these shirts and fish for a few minutes without thinking about what I am wearing. When I specifically go out to fish I usually grab a blue shirt thinking it is less visible to the trout. I had never really thought about it but it seems I do better wearing a drab shirt. Maybe something to think about next time you go, I had never put too much thought into what I wear, but seems to make a difference.

I have always thought that my clothes should match my background on small water. I think that matters less and less as the distances and depths get larger.

I just spent the weekend crawling on my hands and knees to get close enough to cast to brook trout in a mountain stream. I don't know if the black t-shirt and kahki vest helped me when the canopy was open. I think it was an asset when the trees were closed above me.

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I wear light gray shirts when I stream fish. Cool in the sun and blends well with both blue skies and overcast.

Note: My avatar picture is a mistake. I forgot to change before leaving, but I guess green was the best color to mistakenly wear.

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I like these shirts made by Aqua Design. They have Aqua Shield UV Sun Protection also. $43.00. Never need ironing has all the designes of fly fishing shirt, Vented back. 6 cargo pockets, roll up button sleeves.

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Here at Sunburst our staff shirts are yellow or orange. Some days I will grab a rod while wearing these shirts and fish for a few minutes without thinking about what I am wearing. When I specifically go out to fish I usually grab a blue shirt thinking it is less visible to the trout. I had never really thought about it but it seems I do better wearing a drab shirt. Maybe something to think about next time you go, I had never put too much thought into what I wear, but seems to make a difference.

This is a good point to bring up for skinny water, Justin. I might also add for everyone that no matter what color you are wearing your shadow is always black and it will spook more fish than any loud colored Hawaiian style vacation shirt ever will if it is cast on/near this fish so be mindful of it as well.

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This is a good point to bring up for skinny water, Justin. I might also add for everyone that no matter what color you are wearing your shadow is always black and it will spook more fish than any loud colored Hawaiian style vacation shirt ever will if it is cast on/near this fish so be mindful of it as well.

I would add the shadow of your fly rod.

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I've been known to hit the banks of Taneycomo in a shirt and tie since I frequently forget to bring a change of clothes to work. It doesn't necessarily improve my hits, but I like to think that the classier, more discerning trout will be impressed and throw me a bone.

Otherwise, I tend to wear earthier colors in plaid button downs.

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I've been known to hit the banks of Taneycomo in a shirt and tie since I frequently forget to bring a change of clothes to work. It doesn't necessarily improve my hits, but I like to think that the classier, more discerning trout will be impressed and throw me a bone.

Otherwise, I tend to wear earthier colors in plaid button downs.

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Once again ended up in a situation where I had a fly rod in hand wearing the orange shirt, and bright teal shorts to boot. Caught 2 fish in about 15 minutes then lost the only fly I had (don't ask why I only had one fly). Guess if the fish are biting they don't really mind your outfit, although they were small fish. I'd like to think I would have caught bigger smarter fish had I concealed myself better.

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