On our trip, we visited the granddaddy of all outdoor stores – Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, Missouri. Did you know it’s Missouri’s number one tourist destination?
We were in the store for hours looking at boats, motors, fishing gear, seven aquariums, alligators, and finally clothes.
(Now I know how he felt after all these years shopping with me. Bless his heart!)
Because Randy has fair skin and has spent countless hours in the sun playing tennis, running, fishing, umpiring and working as a home builder, he is susceptible to skin cancer. Doctors removed melanoma from Randy’s arm a couple of months ago.
Sun Protection From Head to Toe
No doubt about it. He required sun protection on his guided fishing trip.
Bass Pro’s selection of Under Armour heat gear with UV protection and Red Head Brand Co. shirts, pants and hats with 30 to 50 Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is just what Randy’s doctor suggested to help prevent skin cancer. A garment with a UPF of 50 blocks 98% of the UV radiation.
After fishing and catching small mouth bass, Randy returned to the marina without a hint of a sunburn. I felt relieved knowing he protected himself from head to toe with sunscreen and UPF clothing and hat.
Ninety percent of skin cancer are a result of UV exposure so it’s important to protect your skin from the sun while playing and working outdoors.
Amazon.com also carries UPF protection clothing. Skin cancer is no joke so it’s definitely worth it!
I’m not so much about fishing as I am about catching! – Randy Drew