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Re: Something better than a vest?
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Re: Something better than a vest?

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the problem with any pack is that you can put it down....

if i'm fishing light i prefer a fishing shirt and kit down the waders front, for a full day nothing beats the vest imho - i have a shakespeare one that converts into a chest 'shorty' for deep wading or warm weather.

loose, it can also go over a ski jacket for those balmy january and february days on wild trout streams.

most seasons it just hangs on the back of the door just waiting for a fly box or two, ready to go.

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wear a hat about 10% of the time.


When that ELISA test comes back pos, you'll wonder if wearing a hat would've been the answer.



I was speaking hat in the strictest of terms, I am definitely not a ball cap guy, I have a Tilley for use in direct sun when there is a chance for a burn. usually have a buff on as a bandana in the kayak (along with a second one to cover neck, chin, cheeks, ears if needed) . The 10% number would be overall in everyday life, when fishing it is closer to 50% with a hat and 95% with some type of head covering.

I am comfortable with my choices.

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Just got this sling pack and couldn't be happier with it.
http://vedavoo.com/shopping/tightlines-sling-pack/


Posted on: 2013/4/29 19:49
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I use a mountain smith lumbar pack. I mainly use it as a sling with the belt tucked away. I use the belt when I switch from fishing to hiking for support.

Best thing is there's plenty of room for food, drinks, stow away rain jacket and whatever else.

Posted on: 2013/4/29 20:33


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troutwilleatflies,

Like you, I am in my "golden years" but I have a broken down body so I had to shed every ounce of weight, including my vest. So I became inventive and converted a Field & Stream fanny pack into a sling pack that I bought at K-Mart for a whopping 5 bucks, and it couldn't have worked out much better.

It holds 4 fly boxes in the main compartment (3 if I replace one with a sandwich) and tippet material, split shot, strike indicators, extra leader, spare forceps etc. in the two front compartments. I attached a clipper and sheepskin pad to the outside, and I carry a water bottle on the back sling with a carabiner. I also attach a wading staff with carabiner to the front of the sling.

Like I said, this couldn't have worked out much better for me, practically don't even know it's there.

Posted on: 2013/4/29 21:08


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where do you guys put the beer?

Posted on: 2013/4/29 21:41


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In my belly, or the creek to keep it cold.

Posted on: 2013/4/29 21:55


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I'm with Pcray on this. I wear a chest box and lanard for about 90% of my troutfishing. It's pretty much all I need. I do wear a William and Josef vest pack if I'm going to be away from the vehicle for a long time. This is to carry all of the stuff I might need, but never do need.

I don't think a fanny pack would work me. It would be soaked from wading. I do sometimes use a small army surplus pouch on a shoulder strap for brookie fishing.

Posted on: 2013/5/5 14:09


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In my bait fishing for trout days, I used a sling or 'satchel' to hold my jar of live minnows and all my stuff. This in mind, I tried a sling pack
by either william Joseph or who ever. I just couldn't make it jibe with my style. I am, however, thinking the patagonia Atom Sling may be the best alternative to a vest that isn't a 2-sided, non chest pack.

Posted on: 2013/5/5 21:10


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In my bait fishing for trout days, I used a sling or 'satchel' to hold my jar of live minnows and all my stuff. This in mind, I tried a sling pack
by either william Joseph or who ever. I just couldn't make it jibe with my style. I am, however, thinking the patagonia Atom Sling may be the best alternative to a vest that isn't a 2-sided, non chest pack.


Sylv,
Check out the link I posted above. Vedavoo is an awesome company. Everything is really well thought out and made in the USA. Scott is great to work with and will customize a pack with anything you want and any color combination.

Posted on: 2013/5/9 19:51


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Sylvaneous wrote:
In my bait fishing for trout days, I used a sling or 'satchel' to hold my jar of live minnows and all my stuff. This in mind, I tried a sling pack
by either william Joseph or who ever. I just couldn't make it jibe with my style. I am, however, thinking the patagonia Atom Sling may be the best alternative to a vest that isn't a 2-sided, non chest pack.


Sylv,
Check out the link I posted above. Vedavoo is an awesome company. Everything is really well thought out and made in the USA. Scott is great to work with and will customize a pack with anything you want and any color combination.


X2 on Vedavoo. Awesome gear, and moderately priced. If you do decide on them. Tell them John and Joel sent ya.

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You might look at this for a chest pack solution: http://www.tals-fishing.com/TALS-600.cfm

Adopted in an effort to lighten and re-distribute my load. Very lightweight. Made in PA. Unique fly attachment system. Nice working platform. Excellent price point. It's great on a pontoon or float tube. Very handy for wading the river, too (though it does force me to move my .44 from my chest to my underarm). Since I have to have a backpack on me at most times, the bigger stuff that I can't put in this chest pack has a home, anyhow.

Used it for two seasons, now. Don't think I'll sell it.


Posted on: 2013/5/10 20:32



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