The Fisherman's Hat traces back to the 1900s in Ireland. Fishermen and farmers created the hats for protection from the rain. The hats are still popular because they are easy to clean and reshape and also waterproof. Today's hat allows a fisherman to store ties and lures without worry of being stuck by the hook.The fishing vest is essential apparel for a fisherman wading in the water. The vest allows the angler to have tools, tackle and more all within arm s reach. A fisherman s catch-of-the-day tales are notorious for growing in the imagination as time passes. Celebrate the fisherman or woman in your life with the fishing vest ornament.