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Has anyone ever seen anything like this, a wading fisherman wearing what appears to be a hard hat with a knitted mesh over it like a stocking cap. Several times now I've seen Steelhead fisherman wearing these on Youtube. Can anyone tell me what they are.
 

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I have these for sale and I can sell you for 300$ and I'll throw in a top secret fly for another 15$. The hat is very hard and very covered in mesh, exactly how serious steelhead fishermen demand.















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Interested, but MUST see pics.. how many total grains are these resistant to?? ;)
 

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I would have to pass on the hard hat thing. That is just crazy! Is it for protection against hitting yourself?

Some lessons maybe?

I have a hard time watching people ski with helmets but that I can understand.
 

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I used to wear a foil helmet in 1990 to block the voices that said: "Wouldn't be much easier to run a dime sized gob of special cure chum roe through that bucket".
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You tooooooo!!??

I used to wear a foil helmet in 1990 to block the voices that said: "Wouldn't be much easier to run a dime sized gob of special cure chum roe through that bucket".
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We must take the rest of this correspondence 'off line.' :eek:
 

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Has anyone ever seen anything like this, a wading fisherman wearing what appears to be a hard hat with a knitted mesh over it like a stocking cap. Several times now I've seen Steelhead fisherman wearing these on Youtube. Can anyone tell me what they are.
Could've used one a few times while casting heavily-weighted flies with the anchor too far downstream...:eek:
 

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Has anyone ever seen anything like this, a wading fisherman wearing what appears to be a hard hat with a knitted mesh over it like a stocking cap. Several times now I've seen Steelhead fisherman wearing these on Youtube. Can anyone tell me what they are.

Where on YouTube ?? I've never seen any flyfisher using a hard hat. Working in the woods or on a drill rig, but we take 'em off when we go fishing.
 

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This isn't the original video I first looked at, but its the only one I could find at this time. This man looks like he's wearing a helmet of some kind. What do you think. Being new to this type of fishing, I thought maybe it was to protect your head from boulders in case you slipped and got swept away by the currant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=173f8ea99Y0
 

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This isn't the original video I first looked at, but its the only one I could find at this time. This man looks like he's wearing a helmet of some kind. What do you think. Being new to this type of fishing, I thought maybe it was to protect your head from boulders in case you slipped and got swept away by the currant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=173f8ea99Y0

Just looks like a peaked beanie hat ;)

I like this one....




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David,


Sorry to disappoint, but it's a "Radar Cap". They have been around since the Korean War. They are made of wool or acrylic with a bill to keep your head warm. When you get to Oregon you'll see half the winter fly fishers wearing them.
 

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Found a pic. Not me, thank you very much.
 

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I think that such a hat is rather for protect head of angler who use such a heavy flies in single hand rod.:chuckle:
I have seen once photo of guide who with clients always fish with helmet and what more when you look on scratches on it you know why .:Eyecrazy:
 

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Forget the hard hat, aluminum is the way to go! I still use the old trusty hat my mom made me back in 76'
She must of know I would like PBR when I got older:chuckle:
 

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Just looks like a peaked beanie hat ;)

I like this one....




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Lmao I thought his beard was real at first glance. I think it's like a winter hat with a short bill but I wonder what for? Maybe the bill is there so they can rest a hood on it? I hate when it snows while I'm wearing a winter hat and my hood only goes out so far.
 
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