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Monday, 11 December 2017 15:19

Dagon Shirts - Great for Kayak Angling

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Dagon sent us one of their Taylor River shirts to try out - here are our impressions. 

As anglers we love to spend hours on the water.  Whether it’s kayak fishing, wading, shore fishing, or even on a boat (heaven forbid) we just love to get out and try to convince some finned creatures to tug at the end of our line.  When we’re out, we want to be comfortable on the water and I’m always looking for new fishing clothing that may work well for our crazy fun addiction.  I was excited when YakAngler contacted me to do a review for Dagon.  When I received their Taylor River shirt in the mail I couldn’t wait to get out and put it through the paces. 

It is a long sleeved shirt that has slits for your thumbs so you can have the sleeves come down over your wrists.  The body of the shirt is a light and breathable fabric while the arms were more of a performance style fabric.  As soon as I put on the shirt I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it was.  The two different fabrics felt nice against my skin and I didn’t have any discomfort from the seams.  The shirt itself is breathable and wicked away sweat.  Plus the sleeves dried quickly after I dipped them in water releasing my catches.

It has two good sized chest pockets.  Even with the extra layer of fabric, it was still breathable.  Both pockets close with velcro. One of the pockets has zippers and is sewed to give your 3 pockets in one.  One large one, one smaller one, and a long one perfect for some pliers.  The other side could easily hold a fly patch, clippers, or some extra line. 

After walking through tall brush, wooded areas, and walking shorelines, it held up well and stayed comfortable for hours.  Any dirt, sweat, and gunk that got on it through my adventures easily washed off and it dried quickly.     

My only real issue is the sleeve length.  I ordered a large and while the sleeve length was ok, I couldn’t put my thumbs through the slits like they intended.  So if that is a feature you would like to utilize, I suggest ordering a size larger than you normally would.  Besides that one little issue, I really like the shirt. They have a variety of styles and colors to select from as well. If you’re in the market for some new quality fishing shirts, give Dagon gear a try!

Last modified on Monday, 18 December 2017 09:29
Spencer Jones

Although starting to kayak fish in the summer of 2012 Spencer has fished since he was a kid.  He fishes everything from small creeks to large lakes mainly targeting large and smallmouth bass, northerns, and anything he can convince to bite the hook.  When he is not on the water he teaches choir at a middle and high school and teaches private piano lessons, and composes music. Spencer also loves working out and helping folks get healthy and fit!  He lives in Neenah with his lovely wife, 2 dogs, and 4 cats.

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