Oct 9, 2013

One Hat, Two Hat, FISH!

A hat for any occasion...

It's only a hat... said no hat lover ever!

Whether it's cold and rainy or hot and sunny, sometimes you just need the right hat to fit the bill. As many already know, Greg and I where at the I-Cast / IFTD Show in Vegas this past July, what you may not know is that we are both hat lovers, we have a hat collection of sorts. During our stay in Vegas we saw hundreds of hats and where able to try on many - some of witch we got to take home. Although we saw hats of many different brims, colors and sizes only a few stuck out and a few others have just now become available and even fewer remain constant favorites. 
Let us begin...

Hatch - Icon Trucker Caps

Red Icon
If your a tuck driver or a hat lover, the ever growing trucker caps have taken the fishing industry by storm, but with such clean style I would rather call this hat old faithful. A go to trucker/hat ready for any occasion. Structured cotton twill front with mesh back and snap closure - One Size fits all. Simple by design but serves it's purpose, carries the large (H) Icon Hatch Logo in front and fits well with it's pre-formed bill. Personally I prefer the Grey or Olive for a more universal hat but if your in need of a bolder statement the Blue and Red make for a worthy addition to any hat collection.

Keep it Reel! - Hatch - Keep it Reel Trucker Hat

Keep it Reel
The mack daddy of tucker hats meets bold statements of Hatch Reels. It will be hard to beat such a clean looking trucker hat, dark grey complements the black and white stitching with Hatch's "Keep it Reel" patch. The words "American Made Since 2003", "KEEP IT REEL" and "Original" round out this premium trucker hat. Any Hatch fan would be proud to wear such a cool hat. 

Structured cotton twill front with mesh back and snap closure. One size fits all.

Hatch - Finatic Tour Cap

Finatic Tour
Greg and I where both able to take this hat home, at $30 some may ask is this hat worth the price tag? I would reply, certainly. Upon first appearance this hat is logo'd front and rear, side to side. embroidered logos are a nice touch and give this hat a quality like few others. Upon further inspection the brim is thicker than standard hats giving this hat longer life expectancy if treated right. The back portion of this hat is constructed with a thicker mesh that provides breath-ability but doesn't allow short hair to poke through. Another feature to make note is the head band in this hat, it is a flex fit style band however it isn't binding like other flex-fit style hats, very comfortable to wear! Available in Black or White, we're partial to black while fishing in cooler months, but white would be a nice clean touch while dining out with the wife/girlfriend or even a nice round of golf, or whatever people do while not fishing...
  •  Cotton twill front with sport mesh back flexible fit cap. 
  •  One size fits all.
  • Total of 4 embroidered logos

Hatch - Hunter Trucker Hats 

Bacon, Deer Jerky, Elk Steak

Hunter, Outdoors-man or Meat enthusiast this hat is the epiphany of cool and one of the all around universal outdoor hats Hatch offers. Hatch's Limited Edition, Short Run Hats are a chocolate brown in front and a tan brown mesh back. Available in Pig (Bacon)Deer (Jerky) or Elk (Steak)this wider brimmed hat is a perfect gift for that someone special or to yourself (did we say someone special)? 

Black Ops Camo
Hunting for Steelhead on the Deschutes or Big Game in the Gorge, Nautilus stepped it up with their new Camo Trucker hat. I personally love the pixelated camo and sported this hat proudly while deer hunting. Owning a hat that serves more than one purpose, or season serves me well. This hat boldly sports it's "Tested on Animals" Black Ops patch and utilizes the velcro adjustable (One Size Fits All) strap on the back with the NautilusReels.com URL embroidered in dark orange. Black mesh completes this hat in the rear.

Bandit Trucker
The G.Loomis® Bandit Trucker Hat features the signature skeleton fish logo embroidered on the front, so everyone will know your favorite fishing brand. This trucker hat has a TRINSIC interior sweatband that wicks away sweat, a dark underbill that reduces glare and a plastic snap for an adjustable fit. The mesh back adds extra ventilation to keep you cool on sunny days.

“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.” 

― Dr. SeussThe Cat in the Hat
 Don't leave home without a hat... - Gorge Fly Shop

Mike Prine
Gorge Fly Shop - Webmaster

"Fly Fish the World with Us"
Protect yourself this Season!
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