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Papa Nui Hemingway Fishing Cap


The Papa Nui Hemingway Fishing Cap was designed by the Papa for Ernest to wear on the rivers and streams that skirted the battlefields of Europe during his time as a WWII war correspondent. It comes in a Japanese-milled herringbone twill with a 10″ longbill visor.

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Following on from the popular Sub Hunter Cap, the Papa Nui Hemingway Fishing Cap is the second cap from the Papa influenced by novelist, journalist, and all round embodiment of style, Ernest Hemingway.

As a war correspondent, Ernie was imbedded with the 4th long before the term was even invented and during his tour in France and then Germany, he took as much time out as possible to cast a line in the rivers and streams that skirted the battlefields of Europe.

To remind him of being at home and fly fishing in the rapids of the Big Two Hearted, he had the Papa make him up an ample visored fishing cap, on the pattern of those he wore in Key West and Bimini and later in Ketchum.  Using available GI herringbone cloth, he crafted a cap that was destined to become an iconic classic, featuring a 6 panelled crown with a 10” visor. Rugged handsome and completely practical.

So if swirling waters and Steelhead are your thing or perhaps just stopping the Krauts from overrunning your CP in the Hurtgen Forest, then this cap is for you.

Key Features of the Papa Nui Hemingway Fishing Cap

  • Made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.
  • Influenced by a vintage cap worn by Ernest Hemingway
  • 100% Japanese milled herringbone twill
  • 10″ longbill visor
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)
  • Cold wash/soak to shape or stretch, hot wash/soak and tumble dry to shrink
  • Limited run

Medium, Large


Heringbone Twill






The Papa Nui Mike Forney Cap is a low-maintenance piece designed for rugged wear.

When necessary, we recommend a cold machine wash and line dry. If you are happy with the sizing of your cap, avoid tumble drying as this may result in slight shrinkage.


Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm).

To find out more about how to measure your head to get the sizing of your cap perfect, see this detailed post about Papa Nui sizing. Need more information on how to fine tune the sizing of your Papa Nui cap? Our sizing page also contains information about how to stretch or shrink your cap.

Before attempting to stretch or shrink your cap, please see the Care section to see if this is possible with your model.

Shipping & Returns

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We use Royal Mail to ship orders. We charge a flat rate shipping cost per order based on your location. This is:

  • UK – £5 (Delivery in 48 hours)
  • Europe – from £6 (Delivery in 3-5 working days)
  • Rest of World – from £6.50 (Delivery in 6-7 working days)

You can find out more about our shipping methods and international zones on our shipping page.


We’re happy to accept returns or exchanges of orders in new and unworn condition with original packaging within 14 days of receipt. To return your order, please contact us first at [email protected].

For more information about the process, see our returns page.