Why You Should Never Use Tailing Gloves

As the cool temps of fall and winter come slashing in, gloves become a necessity to keep your mitts warm while casting. But, gloves can have a horrific effect on fish if you handle them while wearing them. As the video above illustrates, tailing gloves, and really any sort of glove will strip fish of their protective slime coating, which can eventually kill the fish. Fish rely on their slime coating to protect themselves from substances and diseases in the water, sort of like an external immune system. So next time you’re fishing while wearing gloves, remember to take those things off before you touch fish sitting in your net!


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