Monday, November 26, 2012

Hot Hands

With cold weather setting in, keeping warm is important to having a good day of fishing. Since gloves aren't that practical due to needing your fingers for tying and baiting hooks your hands are often the hardest part of your body to keep warm. I have a pair of fingerless gloves for this reason but the pair I have is not very waterproof defeating the purpose. The water tends to get in through the finger holes. There may be other waterproof fingerless glove options that work better but I have not tried them. So the alternative to gloves? Hot Hands. Since we started fishing year round, Hot Hands, a brand of hand warmers, have been a necessity in our tackle bags.
Hot Hands Hand Warmer Value Pack
To put things simple, these packets of heat work when oxygen mixes with iron producing hours of heat (10 hours as advertised). The process is a little more complex and you can easily find a more detailed explanation using a Google search.  It takes an hour or two for them to reach their average max temperature of 135 degrees, but it is well worth the wait. Keeping your cold, wet, hands warm can save valuable fishing time and extend trips. When outside in freezing conditions they don't feel nearly the 135 degrees advertised but they still help tremendously. I would recommend Hot Hands to any angler wishing to brave temperatures below 40 degrees.

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