For fashionable fishermen
Fishing clothing was once universally green or tweedy. But the Scandinavian and American brands that dominate modern game-fishing seem to care less about camouflage – albeit much of their clothing is aimed at boat, salmon and saltwater anglers, who unlike a stalking trout fisher arguably have less need to look like a tree. This smart, high-quality shirt from Columbia can be worn anywhere – pub, shops, office – so it may get a lot of wear and is great value. It’s less pricey than a high-end high-street shirt. It dries quickly and will shield you from the sun to UPF 30. Details we like are the lift-up sun-protection collar, roll-up sleeves with tabs, the sunglasses cleaning patch on the inside of the front hem, fly-box-sized chest pockets, and large back vents. It’s also rain- and stain-resistant. Colours: blue or red plaid. Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL.