How to Care for Fishing Gloves

How to Care for Fishing Gloves
Fishing gloves are important for several reasons. They protect the hands from injury when handling fishing hooks and fishing knives, shield the hands from odor when handling fish and bait and provide UV protection. To maximize the performance and quality of your fishing gloves, use proper care when handling, cleaning and storing them.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Detergent
  • Cleaning pan
Step 1
Wash fishing gloves after frequent use or if the gloves become submerged in saltwater. Salt will remain on your fishing gloves long after the water has evaporated if not washed. Salt buildup can cause fishing gloves to become stiff.
Step 2
Stir detergent into a cleaning pan filled with warm water. Mix until the cleaning solution produces suds.
Step 3
Wash the gloves by hand in the cleaning solution. Rinse and then wring the gloves. Hang to dry.
Step 4
Store fishing gloves outside your tackle box. Poor ventilation can trap moisture in your fishing gloves. Store in a well-ventilated area and hang to dry, if damp.
Step 5
Lay your fishing gloves flat after use. Fishing gloves feature a grip strip for easier handling of fishing equipment. Failure to lay your fishing glove flat could damage this and other product features over time.

Tips & Warnings

Wear fishing gloves for better control of your fishing rod.
Avoid rolling your fishing gloves into a ball to maximize space in order to maintain the integrity of the fabric.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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