Wooly Series blanket hands in cold-weather protection
Oct 16, 2019
Destin, FL (October 16, 2019) – Steve Pennaz can’t remember the last time he went fishing without a pair of Fish Monkey gloves on his hands. The Hall of Fame angler and host of Lake Commandos TV admits he doesn’t mind the fact he hasn’t suffered from bass thumb for quite some time. And the reason has nothing to do with the number of bass he puts in the boat.
“Few years ago, I made a commitment to my family to do a better job of protecting myself against the outdoor elements while fishing—rain, shine or snow, doesn’t matter,” says Pennaz. “For me, Fish Monkey Guide Gloves are a big part of the sun protection program. But when it gets little colder out, a pair of Fish Monkey Wooly Gloves become standard equipment—warm, comfy and built expressly for anglers.”
Major League Fishing star Tim Horton is equally enthusiastic about his “Woolies.” “Cold morning boat rides are so much more comfortable with a pair Fish Monkey Wooly gloves on my hands,” Horton observes. “Casting, tying knots and detecting bites are critical skills in my profession, so keeping hands warm and protected is a big priority. My Woolies help me fish at the highest level possible.”
Like their popular line of warm weather Guide Gloves, Fish Monkey’s cool weather Wooly Half Finger and new Wooly Full Finger insulated gloves are all about comfort, protection from the elements and the agility to fish effectively.
“What’s really special about my Wooly Half Finger Gloves is I can leave them on while I fish without any loss of dexterity or sensitivity,” notes Horton. “They’re absolutely the most comfortable cool weather gloves I’ve ever worn; that’s a given with Fish Monkey. But what I especially appreciate as a professional angler is the synthetic leather palm and grip, which gives me complete control over my rod at all times—actually reduces hand fatigue.”
Fishing Glove maestro and Fish Monkey president Tim Mossberg offers additional design intelligence: “We crafted the Wooly glove series with ultra-premium, breathable wool fibers,” says Mossberg. “The magic of the glove is that it wicks moisture away from the hand while providing warmth and insulation, even when wet.
“Wool is a natural insulator that allows the glove to absorb up to 30-percent of its weight in water without feeling damp or heavy. We use select wool fibers as the insulator. The glove is then finished with a soft knit interior fabric and synthetic leather palm. We also tailor the glove with Fish Monkey’s trademark “second skin” fit. What goes on your hand is a not just another wool glove, but an amazingly functional piece of snug-fitting hand-protection you’ve got to feel to believe.”
“The synth leather palm gives me a positive, confident grip on the rod and reel,” adds Horton. “The grip feels tacky, and gets even better when wet. It’s the same sure grip I get when clutching the steering wheel of my bass boat. That’s especially important in cold weather.”
Pennaz concurs, and relies on a pair of Wooly Full Finger gloves on cold Minnesota mornings, whether ice fishing or wading for smallmouth bass in near-freezing rivers.
“Just got in from casting for big smallmouths on the Mighty Mississippi,” adds Pennaz. “On 40-degree days like today when I’m gripping a baitcaster and lipping big bass, I need a pair of gloves that keep my fingers warm and performing at their peak.”
Composed of select, breathable wool fibers, the Fish Monkey Wooly Full Finger (MSRP .95) and Wooly Half Finger (MSRP .95) gloves offer exceptional warmth and performance in any cool or cold-weather environment. Synthetic leather palms provide a secure grip while offering extra hand protection from fatigue. Knit construction yields a comfortable, flexible fit that moves with your hand.