Fishing can be hard on your hands, whether the sun beats down on your fly rod, a cold wind ripples across the lake, or you land a sharp-spiny fish that threatens to tear up your skin. The right fishing gloves can make or break a day on the water. Fishing and fly fishing gloves come in all varieties to protect you from sun, wind, water, cold and razor-sharp scales. Many are designed to expose fingers for welcome dexterity when baiting hooks, tying knots or handling fish. Fingerless fishing and fly fishing gloves, half-finger gloves and glomitts – warm mittens that flip back to free your fingers – allow you to keep fishing without removing your gloves. For extensive selections of fishing gloves, you can’t go wrong with Columbia Sportswear, Auclair and Jacob Ash.