National Fishing & Boating Week

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This week is National Fishing and Boating Week! National Fishing and Boating Week (June 6 – 14) is an annual celebration of fishing and boating that showcases the importance of recreational fishing and boating. Fishing and boating are great activities that improve the quality of life and help preserve the country’s natural beauty.

During National Fishing and Boating Week, many states also offer Free Fishing Days. On your state’s Free Fishing Day, you can fish in public waters without a fishing license. Free Fishing Days also provide an opportunity for amateurs to try out the sport. To find out when Free Fishing Day is in your state, visit takemefishing.org.

Before you embark on your fishing and boating adventures during National Fishing and Boating week, make sure you have the right clothes and shoes. Columbia Sportswear offers fishing shoes and clothes that are designed to keep you comfortable and protected all day long.

Check out some of our favorite fishing and boating styles from Columbia:

Men’s Columbia Terminal Tackle S/S Polo Shirt

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The Terminal Tackle S/S Polo Shirt from Columbia Sportswear is made with the active angler in mind. This shirt features high performance polo sports UPF 50 and super breathable Omni Wick technology. It’s extremely breathable, super comfortable and quick to dry, making it the ideal men’s fishing polo. Retails for $29.93.

Women’s Columbia Bahama Short Sleeve Shirt

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The Columbia Bahama Short Sleeve Shirt was designed for the dynamic sportswoman. This hardworking fishing shirt includes handy pockets and great performance features like venting and UPF 30. The hidden venting at the mid back keeps the cool air flowing through, so you stay cool and comfortable on the hottest fishing days. This shirt also features quick dry fabric and Omni Shade technology. Retails for $39.93.

Men’s Columbia Bonehead Vent Boat Shoes

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This leather boat shoe from Columbia is big on style, comfort and breathability. The Bonehead Vent’s classic style is ideal for casual summer days, while the highly drainable, super ventilated construction keeps you cool, dry and comfortable all day long. The responsive Techlite midsole features three lateral and three medial ports to facilitate water evacuation, and the footbed is removable for easy cleaning. Retails for $89.93.

Women’s Columbia Vulc N Vent Canvas Boat Shoes

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The Columbia Vulc N Vent Canvas Boat Shoes were made for fishing and boating. These high performance boat shoes feature an internal vented footbed and open mesh in the heel, which provide optimal breathability and comfort. The shoe also contains a lightweight washed canvas upper and canvas lining, as well as a solid non-marking outsole. Retails for $59.93.

Get Dad Ready For Summer

As the weather heats up and Father’s Day approaches, it’s only natural to get your Dad into some stylin’ new gear. We have everything you need to keep Dad cool and comfortable this summer.

Father's Day

1. The Wolverine Dixon Short Sleeve Shirt is perfect for weekend barbeques, a day spent fishing or some time at the driving range. Made of 100% cotton poplin, this shirt is easy to iron and is an enemy to wrinkles everywhere! The shirt features two chest pockets for stow away space and side pleats for a flattering fit.

2. The Mountain Hardwear Piero Shorts are comfortable without the muss and fuss, just like Dad likes it. With lots of pocket for storage and an inseam gusset for mobility, these shorts will soon become his favorite! Other features include built-in UPF 50 sun protection and durable stretch canvas fabric.

3.  Clarks Wave Tour Sandals are made of supple nubuck leather with a breathable synthetic lining, for Dad’s more active days. It’s curved sole reduces shock and foot fatigue, while its rubber outsole provides maximum traction and stability. Great for both casual and Dad-approved adventures.

4. A pair of Diesel Eyewear Injected Sunglasses will 100% bring Dad’s coolness quotient up several notches. These aviators are made of an overlap of injected and matt metal, creating a distinctive design. Cool and practical, sounds right up any Dad’s alley!