Robert, Sorry it's so long between posts...have work sometime and my youngest son had high school hockey game. The gloves...I have the short one $32.95 No fleece,I just noticed there're on sale three bucks off. Yes you can handle your fly line lots of dexterity. You stay dry & warm with these gloves. We went ice fishing last weekend and every time someone wanted a minnow they used my gloves to reach into the pail. I know the socks will be good too because you stay dry when under water.