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Mike Anderson

Discover the Gloves Trusted by a Pro Fisherman


Capt. Michael Anderson has been fishing and competing in tournaments on Tampa Bay and Florida waters for over 25 years. Born and raised in central Wisconsin Capt. Mike joined the U.S. Air Force in 1986 and served almost 7 years before getting out and settling in the Tampa Bay area. He has been guiding on the west coast of Florida for over 20 years and specializes in back country fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Trout.He is the Host of Reel Animals Saturday on AM970 WFLA radio in Tampa from 6 to 8 a.m. every Saturday morning and the Co-Host of the TA Mahoney Co. Reel Animals Radio show on AM620 WDAE in Tampa on Sunday mornings from 7 to 9 a.m. Capt. Mike has been doing fish radio for over 20 years.Captain Mike is also the Host of the Reel Animals Fishing Show TV version which airs in 60 million households nationally inSportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, Balley Sports Sun, and MOR-Tampa.Captain Mike is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys sharing his fishing experience and techniques with the public and spending time on the water with his wifeBeth and daughters Rachel, Georgia, son in-law Logan, and 3 grandkids.

“As a professional guide, it’s hard to underestimate the beating your hands take on a daily basis,” he says. “There’s sun damage but also those little fin pricks and cuts from braided line, throwing a cast net, releasing fish, you name it. Fish Monkey gloves really are a game-changer for me. They’re so comfortable you forget you’re even wearing them after a few minutes.”

Anderson’s favorite? While it’s hard to choose just one, his go-to glove is the Stubby, usually in the Americana pattern. “I really like the PVC Monkey Grip in the palms,” he says. “It gives you great grip on rods or when you’re running the boat, and it works just as good when the gloves are wet as when they’re dry.” He says the UPF-50 sun protection is also a bonus.

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