I have a couple gripes about last year’s Trout hat. Don’t even know if you can define it as a hat. It was more like a capsized boat. It just wasn’t practical.
Do I have a couple? Yes, I do. Did it look great in the stands? You bet it did. But did it look good when I’m walking around the mall? When I was running errands? Absolutely not. You can forget about driving with it. It was a giant fish sticking like eight inches out of the front and back of your head. The breathability was close to zero. But above all those things, it just wasn’t real. You knew it was a foam hat from the second you saw it.
That’s why I love this year’s hat. You have to kind of do a double take. Not only that, it’s practical. You can wear it around the mall. You can wear it on dates. You can even wear it to fish in. It lets your head breathe, while also telling the fish you mean business. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these.