i ride all the time with leather sailing gloves.
i like them.
no neoprene imo.
full finger is safest,
but i find that even ones with the fingertips cut off are much much much much much much much much much much better than having no gloves at all. less fatiguing than the full fingered
no full finger imo.
which ever you use, they are invaluable. gloves should alwys be used when doing any activity that involves string under stress.
they may not really be considered a life saving device
, but they may save your fingers or hands some day.
of a frinds hand who had been cut by line revealed the line actually wore into the bone too. cut bad enough to get a prescription for vicoden for pain.
they also make dealing with the lines safer in general so you dont end up tied up and unable to swim.
gloves also make you look kewl and you never know when you may run into a mermaid that needs romancing.