Here are a few fishing shirts for under $70, but you wouldn’t realize it.
Fishing shirts don’t just make you look like a guide who knows what he’s doing, they also serve a lot of functions as well.
Shade from the sun, breathability and even the occasional rod holder, these shirts are going to make your day on the water easier in one way or another.
The only thing is, these shirts can often reach upwards of $100; look hard enough, and there’s still quality in the less expensive ones. Check out these big and small name brands and the fishing shirts they make to give you the look and the usefulness you’re looking for.
View the slideshow to see the fishing shirts and let us know if we left one out in the comments.
You know the Columbia name, and the Bahama II Long Sleeve Shirt lives up to it. Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection, easy short sleeve conversion process and a rod holder loop on the large chest pocket makes it a super useful shirt.
Fly boxes can be kept in the hook and loop pockets, and there are plenty of colors to choose from.
The PFG Skiff Guide III Shirt from Columbia was made with renegade angler in mind. Omi-Wick material keeps you dry and cool.
And there’s even an antimicrobial treatment that fends off smelly odors. Fish… yeah, they smell.
Not every fishing shirt is made the same, and the Cabela’s Signature Series Short-Sleeve Angler Shirt is unlike most others.
The ventilated cape back is standard, but the tight-weave cotton poplin makes use of the classic material designed in a more modern way, giving it a great crisp feel and good breathability.
Check out the World Wide Sportsman NANO-tex Dry Inside Crew if you’re in the market for something that isn’t too flashy but still gets the job done.
UPF 50+ sun protection and one-way moisture management technology comes in a relatively low price.
If you’re going to be spending an entire day fishing offshore, then there’s no doubt the Columbia Low Drag Offshore Long-Sleeve Shirt will keep you from worrying about sweat, heat or sunburn.
Protective and quick-cooling, the Low Drag Offshore is as good a fishing shirt you can get for the money.
Get your torso into the World Wide Sportsman Airstream Shirt and you’ll see why the fishing shirt look hasn’t changed much over the years.
The classic button front and ventilated caped back combines to make this polyester shirt perfect for hot, hot fishing days.
Orvis consistently cranks out fly fishing gear that’s some of the highest quality you can find.
The Rainbow Trout drirelease shirt from Orvis shows off their trout logo with a digital camo rainbow pattern. Moisture wicking and odor protection make it well worth it.
Take a Super Tamiami out on the water, and you won’t have to rely on that same tank top or cotton t-shirt to fail for you once again.
Utility and great looks make the Tamiami a good choice when you know you’re going to need to look respectable and get some vented capabilities, too.
The Columbia Bonehead shirt puts it all to good use: a tippet dispensing pocket, a huge ventilated back, rod holder, tool holder and utility loop.
It’s a great look at a great price, and ideal if you’re fishing on one of those cloudless days.
Put the Summerland Key Long-Sleeved T-Shirt on your next fishing wish list, because it’s a polyester/spandex blend that’s easier than applying sunblock.
Anti-odor and wicking power makes it a great and reasonably-priced choice.