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Fly Fishing Backpack

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I am looking g for a backpack to hold some gear for an overnight fishing and camping trip. We will be hiking around 6 miles. I like the idea of the sage typhoon backpack. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Posted on: 2013/2/3 19:43


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Any backpacking pack will work. Just slide the rod tube through the side loops and down into the water bottle holder on one side. Thats how I've always done it. I don't even want to know how much a sage backpack costs!

Posted on: 2013/2/3 20:18


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I use an internal frame pack with a detachable top compartment . That's my flyfishing sling pack. Works out nice.

Posted on: 2013/2/3 22:21


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I have the simms daypack. Plenty of room for an overnight camping trip. Little pricey, but it's a real nice pack. I usually just wear my mule camelbak on normal outings. Gotta stay hydrated.

Posted on: 2013/2/4 14:36
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I really like the features on the Sage Typhoon, but I see it is no longer available and I can't find any stores that still have them available. I talked to Sage today and they said they are coming out with a new one, but it is bright blue. Not really the color I am looking for to pack with. I also like the Simms Dry Creek backpack. The wader storage area on the Sage seems perfect for me though. It looks like a nice place to store the waders when hiking into or out of the fishing areas.

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Posted on: 2013/2/4 14:48
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You'll need to pack ultralight to fit everything into the Sage Typhoon pack. If you're into that type of backpacking, it will probably work. I thought I would be able to accomplish the holy grail by finding a fishing pack that was big enough for an overnight and I bought the William Joseph Exodus to do just that. Turns out there was a horrendous typo on the # of cubic inches (3000 advertised vs. 1569 actual). Thats just too tight for a couple day trip.

One year, I carried a Gregory Baltoro and a William Joseph Coastal II pack - talk about unwieldy and bulky. I've since settled on a GoLite Pinnacle (added a GoLite Jam 70 for this year) and a chest pack that will hold one fly box, tippet, and a few cigars. Sage Typhoon, William Joseph Exodus/Exodus II will work fine for a long day on the water (i.e. full day of Lake Erie steelheading, where its nice to carry some extra warm weather clothing) but I think you will find them challenging practically, for overnight backpacking.

For waders, I just wear them, hiking in and out. I usually wear wading pants and not chest highs, so that makes them a bit more tolerable in the summertime.

Posted on: 2013/2/4 20:44


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Here's my pack. I like it, but it's getting kinda old:

http://www.outdoorreview.com/cat/prod ... id/prd_80434_2957crx.aspx

Posted on: 2013/2/5 19:52


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L_soult wrote:
Here's my pack. I like it, but it's getting kinda old:

http://www.outdoorreview.com/cat/prod ... id/prd_80434_2957crx.aspx


Camp Trails - thats a blast from the past for me! My first pack was a Kelty external frame pack that I picked up when the Wildernest (local outdoor store) went out of business at its previous location. My next pack was a Camp Trails something or other internal frame model that I picked up off of a NetNews posting for $65 (am I dating myself with that reference to NetNews??) my first year in college. It was a horrible light blue/purple color but did the trick for a few years, until it eventually ripped out a the top of the stays. Then it was on to a Gregory, a brand that will let you comfortably haul a ton of gear, at the expense of hauling an extra 5-8 pounds of pack. And finally, I'm liking the Golite offerings, since my trips are shorter now. I'm hoping my kids get into it and I can go on some extended outings again.

Posted on: 2013/2/7 20:13


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L_soult wrote:
Here's my pack. I like it, but it's getting kinda old:

http://www.outdoorreview.com/cat/prod ... id/prd_80434_2957crx.aspx


Camp Trails - thats a blast from the past for me! My first pack was a Kelty external frame pack that I picked up when the Wildernest (local outdoor store) went out of business at its previous location. My next pack was a Camp Trails something or other internal frame model that I picked up off of a NetNews posting for $65 (am I dating myself with that reference to NetNews??) my first year in college. It was a horrible light blue/purple color but did the trick for a few years, until it eventually ripped out a the top of the stays. Then it was on to a Gregory, a brand that will let you comfortably haul a ton of gear, at the expense of hauling an extra 5-8 pounds of pack. And finally, I'm liking the Golite offerings, since my trips are shorter now. I'm hoping my kids get into it and I can go on some extended outings again.


I was in an ultralight kick for a while. I even made a pop-can jet stove. No time with little kids though. We go for several family camping trips in the year. I'll have to wait til they're a little older to be an overnite backpacker again. At least with FF I can go for an hour or go far a day and still have fun.

Posted on: 2013/2/8 16:52


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Simms roll top back pack. Waterproof is good!

Posted on: 2013/2/8 17:26


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I just bought ll bean emerger pack. It's very nice and has a lot of storage and pockets

Posted on: 2013/2/10 20:01


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Have you looked at the selection offered by Fishpond?

Posted on: 2013/2/10 21:26


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I purchased a used sage typhoon backpack off of ebay. Sage stopped making the typhoon so I went ahead and bid on an ebay one and won it. It didnt cost a lot of money, so if I dont like it I will check out the simms roll top backpack. Waterproofing isnt the biggest deal. I can thow it in a waterproof bag if it starts to rain. I just like the feature of being able to pack my waders and boots on the outside of it while hiking.

Thanks,

Posted on: 2013/2/11 14:34
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If you want a pack to backpack in then look at Osprey. They are amazing packs. Cost some money, but will last forever. Most fishing packs I noticed are great for a day of fishing, but when you pack in a tent, stove, food, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad it can become a little much....unless you use SUPER ULTRALITE gear.

Check out the Osprey Atmos 50

Posted on: 2013/2/13 21:55
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Usually at the Harrisburg Outdoor Show(not this year yet Though) there is a bag outfit called the Whittenburg Bag Company....They have camo plus all types of other bags and are cheap and tough.....Check it out if they have it this year....

Posted on: 2013/2/19 8:43






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