Cabela's Women's Guidewear Systems Parka & Pants

By Patricia Strutz - November 1, 2006
As a professional fishing guide, many times I see clients show up inappropriately dressed for the weather. We may fish for 8-9 hours through steady, driving rain. Mother Nature is unpredicatable...you just might have to deal with a few days of rain on your next fishing trip, too. But, sometimes these rainy days yield big results (see photo!) In times past, outdoorswomen were very limited in their choices. Not so anymore.

Top of the line Guidewear Raingear has been available in men's sizes for many years. Now, Cabela's offers this uncomparable quality gear in women's sizes, also. A complete 3-piece system consists of a Gore-tex parka, a zip out jacket (windstopper, water resistant, and fleece lining), and comfortable bibs. This raingear will keep you 100% warm and dry in the most inclement weather...believe me, I've tried lots of different rain jackets...this one is easily the best.

The suit is breathable, light in weight, provides ample storage areas (pockets), and an attached hood. The adjustable drawcord cinches the parka at the waist for an appealing, tailored look. I work in this gear. It allows for unrestricted movement (important when fighting a big musky!) and is extremely abrasion resistant. Yes, it's pricey...but it'll be the last rain suit you need to purchase for many, many years...and, being able to handle anything Ma Nature throws at you--well, that's worth every penny.

  • Parka & zip out jacket: Item #XG-970019. Red/Black, sizes S-2XL. $279.95-289.95
  • Bibs: Item #XG-97002. Black, sizes S-2XL. $139.95-149.95
  • *Free Guidewear Gear Bag (a $70 value) with purchase of entire rain set.
Available on line at: http://www.cabelas.com

Author Patricia Strutz
Patricia Strutz
Patricia Strutz, "A Blond and Her Boat", is a musky fishing zealot whose energy and enthusiasm for the sport is contagious. Her true passion is row trolling for 'skies in late fall. She offers traditional casting packages, too. Strutz also works with other pro's to offer group fishing trips to Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Canada. Check out the WOW! Women on the Water page for complete details. Patricia especially enjoys teaching other women how to hunt muskies. She is an outdoor writer,co-inventor of the Sea-View Marine Shield, instructional DVD host, and may be booked to give presentations on musky fishing to interested groups. www.ablondandherboat.com