Layering up properly or not can lead to having a great winter experience or one that will never make you want to fish in the cold agian. When I fish in the winter I like to start with a very thin wicking sock, with a heavy wool sock over it. The wicking sock will wick away moisture fgrom your foot and the heavy wool sock will keep you warm.
For my leggings, I really like Patagonia expedition weight Capeline. These pants are enough to keep you warm even when fly fishing in 32 degree water.
For the top layer, I like to start with a midweight Capeline quarter neck zipped shirt. On top of this I put an R4 jacket on top. For my last under layer I use a Patagonia Nano puff jacket. Thisis enough to keep you warm, unless there is precipitation involved. If the weather is gnarly, I like to weather the Patagonia SST Wading Jacket. This provides a totally windproof barrier, that can allow you to fish comfortably in evern the harshest of conditions.
For neckwear, I really like the Buff. What else can you say, hot weather, sunny weather, cold weather, this things just works!
For a hat I like ant Beanie style hat. Remember, you lose lots of heat through your head and proper headwear goes a long way.
What I like most about Patagonia’s gear is that you can wear it not just when fishing! You can even bust it out on a cold evening when you’re on a date Go to www.patagonia .com and get your spending on 😉