The streams are calling out and its time to grab the rod & reel and your favorite bag of fly-fishing essentials. Whatever is out there beckoning to snatch your fly make sure you look good with one of these snap button shirts on and off the water.
Available Colors : Stone & Avocado
From the Allen Fly Fishing website: “Ever found yourself stuck in the cold, longing for the comfort of home? You won’t anymore with the Fireside Flannel Shirt. Equal parts rugged and stylish, this insulated, fleece-lined, snap button shirt is ideal for any occasion when the temperatures are low. River to field, job site to living room, or simply by the campfire as its namesake implies, this shirt does it all. Features: Ultra plush polyester fleece lining. Snap buttons. Oversized chest pockets. UPF50+ protection. 94% Polyester, 6% Rayon brushed-finish exterior fabric.”
From the Dagon website: “I think we can all be honest with ourselves and agree that Permit fishing is a type of pain only Permit anglers know. Perfect casts, stealthy approaches, and long leaders often aren’t enough to get it done. Built with a cool nylon poly bend, snap pearl buttons, and throwback style. Its our homage to a fish that changed the way we looked at fish. Features: Roll up sleeves, Moisture wicking , Quick Dry, UPF 30+ and Anti-Bacterial.”
Available Colors : Madras Blue & Pear
From the Dagon website: “Our western shirt was one of our original designs and has been at the core of our lineup since the beginning. During an art history class in college we studied from “West of the Imagination”. It was clear to me that those that went West before us challenged a bold and rough country with a tenacity and reverence often overlooked in today’s times. Built with our no snag sleeves, sun protection, antimicrobial fabric, and 3-layer chest pocket. This shirt, inspired by dreams of going West, embodies the spirit and performance that shaped our future. Features: Moisture wicking, Quick Dry, UPF 30+, Anti-Bacterial, Specially designed 3 layer left chest pocket, Water resistant pocket for cell phone, Roll up sleeves with covered elastic loop- so your fishing line won’t snag!, Mesh vent on back.”
Available Colors : Retro Red, Air Blue, Grey, Dark Navy Check & Khaki Check
From the ExOfficio website: “Keep the fish biting and the mosquitoes away with the ExOfficio Men’s BugsAway Halo Check Long-Sleeve Shirt. Lightweight and quick drying, the collared shirt features technology to keep anglers comfortable and focused. A UPF-50 rating protects you from the sun’s dangerous UV rays, and an action back vent keeps you cool. Simply roll up your sleeves when it gets too hot. Tabs keep your rolled-up sleeves in place, even during heated battles. Two chest pockets keep gear within reach, and a hidden zippered security pocket at the right chest keeps valuables safely stowed. The shirt is equipped with a full-snap placket and hidden button-down collar to allow for clean casting. BugsAway apparel is treated with Insect Shield®, giving you invisible, odorless protection just by putting on your clothes. The treatment binds permethrin to fabric fibers for the life of the garment, so it stays in your clothes—not on your skin—and lasts through 70 washes. Features: Bluesign Approved Fabric. Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 30. Lightweight, quick-drying, abrasion resistant nylon. Action back vent. Full snap front placket. Hidden button-down collar. Forward set shoulder seams. Two chest pockets with hidden security zip pocket on right. Roll-up sleeve tabs. Shirt tail hem.”
From the ExOfficio website: “Block both the sun and bugs, while keeping the breeze on your back. Back armhole vents with a mesh-lined yoke keep you comfortable, while the lightweight, UPF 50, Insect Shield® treated fabric repels the pests. Low-profile front pockets fit your phone and passport, with a security zip on the right. BugsAway® apparel is treated with Insect Shield®, giving you invisible, odorless protection just by putting on your clothes. The treatment is bound to fabric fibers, so it stays in your clothes-not on your skin-and lasts through 70 washes. Ants, flies, chiggers, midges, and ticks don’t like it, and neither do mosquitoes, which can transmit insect-borne diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue, and West Nile viruses.”
Available Colors : Fresno, Grain & Nordic Plaid
From the Flylow website: “We built the collared snap-up Royal Shirt to be easy on the eyes and functional in any field. A departure from the typical long sleeve tech T, it’s got style and all-purpose practicality for a daily office job but has no problem accommodating the rigors of climbing, rafting, or hiking. Built with a blend of nylon and spandex, the quick-drying, stretchy Royal breathes when you heat up and remains comfortable when wet. It’s a cool-looking, western-inspired shirt you’ll wear to any occasion. Features: 85% polyester, 15% spandex. 50+ UPF. Quick dry. Retro snap shirt . Black pearl snaps. Custom stitching detail. 2 chest pockets.”
Available Colors : Monument Grey, Iron Grey & Dark Blue
From the Grundens website: “This technical fishing shirt is designed to keep inshore and offshore anglers cool, comfortable and looking good, both on the water and off. Fashioned from lightweight, 4-way stretch fabric.”
Available Colors : Erhardt Plaid & Wrangler Brown
From the Howler Brothers website: “No need to go picking through your oysters in search of pearls. Our Crosscut Snapshirt maxes out pearly opportunity with double snap front chest pockets and the glory of a full western yoke on the front and vented yoke on the back. Like our super-popular Gaucho Snapshirt, the Crosscut is constructed of lightweight and quick drying cotton-poly blend and features a Howler Tie-Down inside label and BROS tag at left chest.”
Available in several custom embroidery designs.
From the Howler Brothers website: “Our desire to make the Gaucho Snapshirt is one of the reasons we started Howler Brothers in the first place. We wanted to transform the vintage western shirts of the past into something technical and wearable in everyday life while maintaining a little of their quirky nature and penchant for unique, embroidered artwork. We succeeded in a big way by making ours out of lightweight, quick drying poly- cotton blend and adding a cooling mesh-lined vented back yoke to keep it cool when the temperatures are cooking. We threw in pleated chest pockets, pearl snaps, and an ever evolving slate of custom embroidery.”
Available Colors : Blue, Gray & Quarry
From the NRS website: “The quick-drying NRS Men’s Guide Shirt delivers lightweight sun protection that breathes freely and stays looking fresh no matter how long you work (or play). It combines the easy-going comfort of classic guide attire with the superior performance of modern materials and intentional design. The NRS Guide Shirt is a high-performance, low-maintenance casual sun shirt. Nylon/polyester blend stretches with your movements and delivers UPF 35 protection. H2Core Silkweight fabric panels under the arms and back ensure comfortable paddling and rowing with added ventilation. Full-sleeve design provides maximum coverage and sun protection, or roll and button the sleeves on warmer days. The Men’s Guide shirt features two chest pockets, articulated sleeves with angled cuffs and pearl snaps down the front. Features: Pearl snap front, PFD-compatible ventilation, Two chest pockets with pearl snaps, Roll-up arms with sleeve-keepers and UPF 35 sun protection.
From the Orvis website: “Saddle up in the rustic style of our long-sleeve western shirt. Soft enzyme-washed, pigment-dyed cotton and a Western-inspired design will make this casual fishing shirt a weekend favorite. Pearlized snap closures. Two chest pockets with one hidden pocket and soft-touch closures. Long-sleeve western shirt features hidden button-down collar. 100% cotton.”
Available Colors : Burnt Orange, Fatigue, Washed Peacock, Steel Blue & Hazelwood
From the Outdoor Research website: “Sun protection, style and comfort makes this shirt as functional as it is good looking. Built specifically for exposed climbs on sunny days, the Astroman L/S Shirt provides UPF 50+ protection that stretches, wicks and breathes. Additional sun protection comes from the shirt’s Sun Snap Collar™, which folds up and snaps in place to shield your neck from solar rays. Features: Breathable, Lightweight, Quick-Drying, Wicking, Movement-Mirroring Stretch, UPF 50+, Concealed Snap Chest Pocket, Ring Snap Closures, Sun Snap™ Collar, AirVent™ and Inner Back Yoke.”
Available Colors : Nomad Green & Forge Grey
From the Patagonia website: “Built for comfort and freedom of movement, this versatile fishing shirt is made from a stretchy and durable fabric for layering in cool and windy conditions; two large zippered pockets hold fly boxes or other essentials. Durable, fast-drying and highly water-resistant 63% nylon/26% polyester/11% spandex fabric has four-way stretch and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Shoulder yoke is lined with soft, moisture-wicking 100% recycled polyester double knit for additional comfort. Snap-closure front and cuffs. Two front fly-box pockets with zip closures. Tool attachment on left chest.”
Available Colors : Lava & Oasis
From the Redington website : “From first light to the last rising trout, the new WAYWARD FLANNEL keeps you comfortable with its ultra-soft brushed fabric for cool mornings at the boat ramp or sitting around a campfire at night sharing stories.”
Available Colors : Fennel, Olympic, Shiitake, Fog & Storm Plaid
From the Simms website: A Western-style shirt with angler-friendly details. Inspired by Montana’s trout-rich waters, Simms’ men’s Big Sky LS Classic offers classic Western style designed for the discerning angler. Made of moisture-wicking fabric with UPF 30 sun protection, the men’s shirt features a mesh-lined back panel that helps keep you cool on warm and sunny days. Dedicated pockets for your license, sunglasses, and accessories help keep you well organized.
Available Color : Chambray Slate
TX Fly Co. Website: “Named after Texas Fly Company’s hometown roots and the Concho River, the Concho Pearl Snap will take you from the river to the bar with ease. This comfortable chambray shirt has the traditional look of a western pearl snap with a modern cut and plenty of customized details. These shirts have a modern cut and run slightly slimmer so when in doubt size up. Features: Inside Fly Co. Fish Scale Neck Tag. Front Fly Co. Pocket Tag. Pearl Snap Buttons. Fly Co. Side Seam Tag. Bottom Placket Fish Embroidery. 100% Cotton.”
They also have some great stickers.