Protecting your hands when you're fishing can be critical. Whether protecting them from the sun, fish, gelspun backing or a full day of just plain line-stripping, gloves have become necessary gear. Most gloves are sun gloves designed to protect your hands from UV rays, but offer little more - especially for your stripping fingers. By the time you tape your fingers and put on your gloves, your hands might as well be armored. Bluefever Designsintroduces a new series of gloves that are mostly for offshore but that work for fly-fishing as well, especially the Shortpump gloves.