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Is all gear made for guys?

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Ever notice that the really durable fishing gear and equipment seems to be built for men?

I spent the first few years of my ice fishing days using a chisel because an auger would just spin me around. I've learned to steady my weight, so now I can easily drill a hole, but I still can't operate a hand auger effectively, they are too long for me. I need to stand on the seat of my snowmobile to be tall enough.

Learning to assemble a portable fish house wasn't difficult to figure out, but it is hard for me to do by myself. My arms don't stretch far enough to hold the support bar in place while reaching for the other side.

(Even the warmest boots and snowpants are usually found in the men's department. )

Don't get the wrong idea now, I LOVE fISHING and do it every chance I get, but I sometimes wonder if it has to be so difficult just because I'm a girl.

Any other gals have similar experiences?? or remedies? What do you think...

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How about someone making ice fishing gear that - SOMEHOW - makes it easier for women to pee while we're out on the lake! There's nothing I envy more than someone (guys) who can pee standing up and get back to fishing quickly. Sometimes anatomy just isn't fair! But hey, we have more body fat so maybe we don't need as much Thinsulate....


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I agree! 9 times out of 10, I have to wait until I head for home for relief. Sometimes a resort will place a biffy on the ice for us gals, but usually it's quite a walk away, and you have to almost totally undress to go.

I guess we must REALLY love to fish!

Any clothing manufacturers out there have any ideas to make life easier for us women?

[This message has been edited by Lisa G (edited 12-22-2000).]

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Me neither!
I don't see it often enough!
I think they make a lady-j adapter for the men's porta jon.

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Now now, be nice boys! Remember, the topic of discussion is; finding equipment and clothing for women that is durable and easy to use.

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ok gals i'm trying to be a helpful guy!! for clothing for women check out a web site (www.Tomboy-womenoutdoors.com) it a web site related to hunting,but carries clothing for women and children only. i haven't ordered any thing for my daughter from here yet, but it is worth checking out. del

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Originally posted by BeagleWoman:

How about someone making ice fishing gear that - SOMEHOW - makes it easier for women to pee while we're out on the lake! There's nothing I envy more than someone (guys) who can pee standing up and get back to fishing quickly. Sometimes anatomy just isn't fair! But hey, we have more body fat so maybe we don't need as much Thinsulate....

Well I have an idea that has worked as far as peeing on the ice for women anglers and would work on the water as well. take a full size blanket cut a hole in the center and a 5 gal. pail when squating on the pail the blanket covers you completly allowing you do do your business in semi-privacy

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The helpful advice is much appreciated, thanks for the input, guys!!

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I am just wondering...Do those portable urinal things work? Forgive my lack of memory. I saw a plastic urinal that has an attachment for the female sportsperson. It sells for about $5-8.

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Happy New Year Everyone:
Sure glad everyone worries about us gals and our problems. There is a device on the market called a FUD (female uninary device) and it works quite well, most fishing stores have them, also many womens sport clothes companies make clothing for such problems. Check out all the sports catalogs that you get in the mail, Cabela's, Bass Pro, Sportsmen's Guide. Or better yet just don't drink.
See ya on the water.
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I just spent 3 days at LOW with my wife and she not only had to address this situation but she also received a surprise "visitor" while we were there! And she fished all 3 days and did what she had to do.....If you guys have a woman who is willing to go through that to fish with you treat her nice...I know I've got a keeper!!!!!!!!!

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Amen, Grassman!
The best part of all is that you know she's a keeper!

(How was the fishing??)

[This message has been edited by Lisa G (edited 01-12-2001).]

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well heres the deal with the clothing thing. both my wife and daughter go to the stores and buy "winter" gear, they then come home with this white fuzzy gal gear that is so thin you can almost read a paper threw it. and every year they complain about the cold so for this year I went out and bought them there gear and they haven't been cold once. the way I see it is men don't care what they look like as long as they are comfortable, where women do care what they look like (even out on the ice,) so in turn the clothing makers go out and make women's stuff for looks and mens for purpose, I personally think its sad but I don't make clothes. that's my take.... as far as the nature calling at the worst time, I think I will leave that one alone. lol

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