Columbia Tamiami II Long Sleeve Shirt
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Love everything about it, would give it 6 stars if…
Source: bought it new
Love everything about it, would give it 6 stars if I could.
I own a number of fishing shirts and this one stands out as the classiest so far. The material is very very soft, light, and really comfortable, ideally suited to hot weather — but not recommended for cool weather use since the material is so light.
Unlike some other fishing shirts, the vents on the back of this one are only placed vertically along the sides of the shoulders instead of running horizontally all the way across the back. The horizontal vents probably do the best at maximizing airflow, but they also look goofier when you're not on the water. This shirt therefore provides more versatility because it doesn't scream "FISH ON!" quite as loudly as its cousins.
The same is true for the pockets, as this one tames down the sometimes superfluous pockets & flaps just a tad - has a more streamlined classy look. It will certainly look just as good worn casually as it does on the water. The cut is generous but the sizing is still accurate, giving ample room for movement without being too loose or baggy.
If you're looking for a really handsome fishing (and/or casual) shirt that maxes out on comfort, is ideal for warm weather, and is available in a wide variety of really pretty colors — you can't go wrong with the Tamiami II. Highly recommended.