Sunday, November 7, 2010

Take care of those hands, tying season is approaching.

Tying season is approaching fast, the chill in the air is the first sign, second is no leafs on the trees, and finally snow on the roof.

I starting to go through my supplies and boxes to see what I need to tie for next season, but there is one thing I have to due right now.  That is take care of my hands.  Why you might ask well blasting the heat in the car after fishing to get the blood back into my cold wet hands, next is the temperature starts to drop which means the furnace fires up drying out the air in the house, and finally chopping wood and playing with the fire place.  These all lead to dry chapped hand that catch and break thread and many tying into a chore. So here is a product that I use because it protects and heals those chapped digits.

It is skincare that works
My local Shop-Rite grocery store carries Gloves in a Bottle while it's not cheap at $15.95 for a 8 oz. (240 ml) bottle, but it is well worth it.  It's Greaseless, non-sticky, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, completely safe and non-toxic, which mean no unwanted oil or sent on your flies.

Gloves in a Bottle
My biggest problem is keeping it way from my lady, she stopped using her Name Brand and keeps stealing this bottle from my tying desk.  I have only one alternative, break down and buy another bottle.


  1. Ah, ill have to give that a shot. I have always fell back on Jergins ultra healing lotion at night, good to go in the morning, but the stuff is greasy

  2. I've been a Gold bond kind of guy. It too leaves you greasy, but better than those thread hooking hands. I'll have to see if I can chase down a bottle of this.


  3. I've tried Jergins, Gold Bond and Lubriderm the bottom line is that they are on the greasy side. I used to use Gold Bond and Lubriderm only at night to heal my dry hands.

    I do fine Gloves in a Bottle to work better.