Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Fishing Report Clubs - LIMITED MEMBERSHIP - Join Today - FREE   01/24/2018

      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
BAIT956

Raingear

Question

BAIT956

I'm in the market for some new raingear after a bad experience in Canada. I did a search here on the subject and read all the old posts.

Anything new under the sun that I should know? I'm prepared to buy fairly high quality, without of course, spending a fortune.

I would use the gear nearly exclusively for summer season fishing.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

13 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
Northlander

Gander Mountain is having a great sale on rain gear now. Up to 50% off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
PierBridge

You can go 2 ways if you want light and comfortable go with Frog Toggs there about a hundred and will keep you relatively dry in most conditions, or get a Guide Series type product that will keep you warm and dry in any type of weather conditions but will cost a little more....I recommend both..... grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Northlander

Im not a big frog tog guy. The new stuff looks a bit better but those that I know who had them wound up ripping them at the seems. The Gander gear will be about $60 for bibs and $75 or so with the sale they have now. I could be off by a few bucks either way. The Cabalas Guide Wera is great stuff but spendy. Well worth it because it lasts.

Look for something with ventilation on the jacket and a good stand up collar and good fitting hood that sticks out a bit from your face. For bibs find some with leg zipers that go at least to your mid thigh and all the way to your hip is even better. Most rain gear gets ripped taking legs in and out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
fiskyknut

Quote:

Most rain gear gets ripped taking legs in and out.


Well Steve if your boots were'nt 22.5 inches long you probably would'nt have that problem!!! grin.gif

Cabelas guidewear is THE REAL DEAL, 5 seasons on the set I have now and still going strong as day 1 with no loss of waterproof integrity. Possibly the best investment I've ever made for fishin, I wear mine thruout the seasons, on the ice and openwater and they've held up great.

fiskyknut

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
CatManLee

I've also heard nothing but good things about the Cabela's Guide Wear, but my wife still won't let me spend that much on rain gear! tongue.gif

Right now I have the Rainy River Packable Rain gear. Bibs and Jacket. I have had them for a couple of years now and can't complain, they have worked great so far and haven't had any issues with ripping. I can't remember the price, but I'm sure it was well below $100 @ Cabela's. If you want something light, breathable and something that packs nice...I would recommend the Rainy River Packable Rain Gear. If you want one of the better all around suits, Spring, summer, fall...Get the Cabela's Guide Wear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
big musk411

I personally like the FrogTogs. I have had a pair for about three years now. Picked them up for about $70. They keep me very dry, however as previosly stated are not the most durable. Mine are getting pretty warn. It all depends on what you do. I would definatly reccomend the FrogTogs as raingear to keep in the boat for a rainy day. The small pack size is real nice. I would not reccomend them for a trip to the BDubs portaging through brush in the rain. I put them on the level of gor-tex less the durability. I wen ton a camping trip to Whiteface resourvior a couple of years ago where it rained profusely the whole weekend, I was nice and dry. For the money they are pretty good. It is what it is.

Some times I just wear my waders wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Northlander

Fisky my size 15 Ice Kings are a bugger to get in and out of the rain gear in the spring on the Rainy River. grin.gif

Thats why my rain gear has zippers to the hip.

Those eyes still going up at your place? E-mail me I may have to run up for a few days next week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
fiskyknut

Well that crazy bite BIG fish bite end of July first part of August off of a certain set of rocks has wained, but a different set of X's and Z's has seen some good action.....Good numbers of fish, plenty of midtwenties, just not the numbers of 28+ers going crazy now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Northlander

Fisky e-mail me. Maybe Ill come up Sept. 2nd and 3rd?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Rost

I have a set of Stearns "Walleye Hunter" rain gear. After 3 years they still are holding up well. I believe they were in the $150 range.

Personally, I think Frog Togs are ugly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
PierBridge

Quote:

Personally, I think Frog Togs are ugly.


You don't like an all black rain suit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
BAIT956

Thanks for the input fellas. Looks like Guide Gear got most of the votes.

Since I'm way past portaging and tromping through the bush, that's not an issue for me. I'm looking lightweight, durable.

I'm going down next in couple of weeks to watch the Twins pound the Tigers and will make the pilgramage to Cabelas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
BAIT956

I finally stopped at Cabelas and got the Guide Gear. You guys were right about the price, but I just had to have it. My girlfriend is now teasing me about standing out on the dock wishing for rain.

Hope I have a great long term investmant. Thanks for the advice guys.

Oh yeah, we whupped up on the Tigers too, 2-1. Go Twins and Boof Bonser. Great day all around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • tca12
      The tip-up was in slightly shallower water but the difference was probably about two feet.  Sounds like Devil's Lake is the good bet but that's quite a jaunt.  I have heard that water clarity is a big issue out west and that would really stink if you get somewhere and can't see.  Might soak some suckers on Mille Lacs since it looks like the pike angling season is extended again this year.  Good luck this weekend!
    • monstermoose78
      Decoys sure have come along ways from the foam things my grandpa used. I bought some Avian X decoys and retired grandpa’s foam things. I have noticed I am getting more birds into range with the better decoys. 
    • nlayne882
      Lot of ice on the shore, only place to fish as of Thursday is two harbors breakwall
    • Wanderer
      I found a great bait selection at the Baxter Fleet Farm today.  3 sizes of suckers, multiple sizes of golden shiners, and of course fat heads and crappies. The first bait shop I tried only had fat heads and crappies.
    • mrpike1973
      Been very slow around here any luck anyone? don't want the lake but just general feeling around here. Did some pan fishing in 8-10 fow but got very slow.
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Hey Justin, if you see a 2004 burgundy 1500 Silverado with Iowa plates on shields, Yukon tent. That's the girlfriend and I. Stop by for a Busch latte, or a white Russian. I can't wait to get out of Iowa for the weekend. 4 am on the road!!!!!!!! yeah baby!!!!!! Good luck!!  
    • fowldreams
      There was a couple mixed in the bucket. They were big shiners 5 to 6 inch range. The shiners would be down for 6 hours or so each time and we never waited that long for a sucker to be taken. Just our experience. If a guy could have both I say try and see.
    • Wanderer
      Call ahead for shiners.  I’ve heard there aren’t any left in the state.  At Mille Lacs 2 weeks ago I asked for some and the guy looked at me like I was stupid. Of course I blame that on the question... 
    • Jplante
      Fowldreams, did you have shiners? Just curious if preferred them over shiners, or thats just what you had.
    • fowldreams
      suckers, suckers, suckers. This was the only bait that worked for us last weekend and when the fish hit the rattle reels line spooled fast.
  • Share & Have Fun