Day one, it isn’t much of an issue. Day 3, day 4… 6… it’s an issue and it can really put a dent in your experience.
My “problem areas” are:
- The spot below my cap and above my buff on the side of my head
- The backs of my hands
I’ve thus far avoided a bad burn on the tops of my feet, but I can see how that would be an issue. I think it is a matter of time before they make sun gloves for your feet for boats (if you make this and sell it, I want a %).
The backs of my hands is the part that has gotten bad on some trips. I simply don’t re-apply sunscreen enough and have a habit of leaving my sun gloves back at the lodge. I noticed one trip where I was constantly trying to hide my hands from the sun with my body. It meant I was distracted and it meant I was probably not paying as much attention as I could have been to the fishing.
Don’t do things that take you out of the moment. Getting the right gear to keep you covered and sunburn free is key.