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Mistermojo

Fish gloves - what works, what doesn't?

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My dog chewed up my Lindy glove a couple of years ago, smelled like a snack I guess... And I'm wondering what others have had experience with that doesn't cost another $25. My main reason for wanting to use the glove is walleye/pike fishing in Canada - my hands were cracked, cut, and sore for a week after I got back last time. I was thinking of looking at something to possibly leave on while fishing as well as not having to worry about gills, fins, etc.

Anyway, would love to hear your comments about what you have tried.

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I have a pair of gloves I picked up for about 3.95 at WM. I think the brand is laker or something. They are cloth gloves with some sort of rubberized coating. Work great for catfish wranglin', should be fine to protect you from sharp gill plates and whatnot.

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we use wool gloves on the shore a lot. once you grab a steelhead with wet wool gloves he is not getting away.

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i also have the ones from walmart, used them for work for grip, work good, would work good for fishing to

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Not a fan of Wally but we used some work gloves that had an open weave to them and some little beads that helped grip things - cost may $5. They were made of some sort of poly material and would dry out fairly fast. Wouldn't fish with them but would try to get them on when netting/handling.

I used to bring a bottle of hydrogen peroxide along on the Canada trips. By about day 3 the cuts were getting to be a bit of a hassle if I didn't use the gloves enough. Washing the hands in the evening a couple of times with the hyrdogen peroxide would knock down the inflamation.

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I use a pair of Wells Lamont fingerless work gloves that i bought at wally world for $5.. they have nice inner grip and a spot for your nose on the backside of the thumb.. in case of runny/itchy nose

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Thanks all, I think I'm going to try the garden gloves with rubber coating since they are cheap and abundant.

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just be sure to wet them before touching a fish or you will be doing a lot of unintentional killing.

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