We are not far out now. The days of hot temps are slipping aways as fast as hours of fish able light. The water temps will soon be below 50 and falling, But the fishing opportunity will still be there waiting for the anglers who are ready to fish in adverse conditions.
As always there are a few new products out this year for these types of conditions and there are some of the older products we still endorse. Simms has been at it again trying to produce the best stuff under the sun, or rain, or snow to keep you ass fishing. This year is no exception. With the arrival of the Down Under Merino wool base layers and new Cold weather pant. Both are designed to keep you warm while pulling moisture away from you body.
The Cold weather pant will be the best at keeping water away from you skin. The outer part of the pants with the core3 technology keeps the water from ever even hitting your skin and then the grid style fleece helps you to retain as much heat as possible by having spaces for warm air while still having a thick and full layer of fleece for that warmth. They also have a cool look so you can wear them out after you fish, not black tie but for the places I eat you would fit better than in. With a great price to boot.
The Down Under Merino Wool is just the only way to go. There is not a better material against your skin. Especially when it is cold out. Wools natural ability to help retain heat even while wet is unsurpassed by any other products produced. Hard to argue with that kind of product, as a hard core steelhead fisherman you can't get better than that.