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Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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I gave Orvis a tithe for some time, yet never received jack from them. Same for Cabelas, when a 10% coupon came in the mail last week, I had to use it because I felt special.

Posted on: 2011/8/21 22:26
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Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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I gave Orvis a tithe for some time, yet never received jack from them. Same for Cabelas, when a 10% coupon came in the mail last week, I had to use it because I felt special.


Where are you buying? Corporate store visits seem to spawn the occasional $25 off $50 for store visits. One time there was Orvis affiliate shops and I got $25 off $50 for TCO and whatever that shop is in Allentown that destroys Abel reels. But that was once. I don't know that buying stuff from Orvis online generates coupons.

I got that 10% off cabelas but don't feel too special cause they sent some other coupon I was able to stack for ultimate win (on my $5 purchase).


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Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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Did I not request your special coupin guidance? Why do you forsake me.

Anyways, no corporate store here. Online and the Abel wrackers.

Moving on, sling pack is good mix between ability to carry junk without downsides of vest or silliness of chest pack.

Posted on: 2011/8/21 22:46
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Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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I started getting really bad shoulder and neck pain from my vest. Hasn't happened yet with the sling, and I find chest packs to be miserably clunky.

Posted on: 2011/8/21 23:03


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do you use the gut strap? it really helps distribute the load even further.

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Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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I usually do not, until I bend over and it slides around and hits me in the chin.

For the duration of the outing, it's usually secured.

Posted on: 2011/8/21 23:13


Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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I don't go chest deep either, but wearing a waist bag that hangs down, you frequently get in that deep. That results in the issues OP presents. Having said that, the Simms bag holds up well to this level of exposure, but I don't think any bag is going to be happy with full immersion for extended periods. Additionally, that thing would float like a blimp!


Yeah, to be clear, I'm not talking about standing in chest deep water and fishing for a half hour (although I did ask about extended submersions).

The submerison question was mostly in regards to crossings.

When fishing, I'm crouched or on my knees a lot. As a result, the bottom of my current simms waist pack will often be resting in the water. As it does, it pretty much wicks up water like a sponge.

Maybe a sling is the answer, as I'm spinning the waist pack around anyway.


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Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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I am kicking myself for not getting that sling pack when it was on sale. The green color was nice, I do like blue but that is just weird looking, that color scheme. I did like the mag will & joe bags, but my luck, I'd snag it on a branch and lose things. Does the Bean make a sling pack? Might have to check that now. Want to head down there and check reels one of these days, but got to attach the awning to the camper before we go out for Labor day, and wire up the brake controller for the camper in my truck.

Posted on: 2011/8/22 21:53


Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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I am kicking myself for not getting that sling pack when it was on sale. The green color was nice, I do like blue but that is just weird looking, that color scheme. I did like the mag will & joe bags, but my luck, I'd snag it on a branch and lose things. Does the Bean make a sling pack? Might have to check that now. Want to head down there and check reels one of these days, but got to attach the awning to the camper before we go out for Labor day, and wire up the brake controller for the camper in my truck.


Bean = no, not really. If you are going to to the local store, meh. I really like bean but the store is just not inspiring. Unless Becker or HA is there. Then it is a party!

Good luck with brake lights. God has cursed my family name when it comes to trailer lights. Seriously. Why is it so hard?

Posted on: 2011/8/22 23:52


Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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Actually, they'll have a complete line of their branded rods and reels, they have all the Quests in stock. However, its not much more inspiring, as he says.

If you go n a weekend, look by the casting pond. If he's short and stout with a molester 'stace, its HA. If he's tall and looks like a transgender, its Becker.

Posted on: 2011/8/23 9:35
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Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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If you go n a weekend, look by the casting pond. If he's short and stout with a molester 'stace, its HA. If he's tall and looks like a transgender, its Becker.


Sick puppy. Actually, there's only one ODS casting session left at the Center Valley store, and George is doing it this Saturday. We all still have sessions down at the new King of Prussia store.

Da Bean has a sling pack - it's a waterproof, weird looking thing.

I got a chance to try out my new WillyJ Confluence pack last weekend. It drove me nuts at first, but it was extremely comfortable - even when loaded to the hilt. I made a few modifications to the net attachment and shoulder straps, and I REALLY like it now!

Brandon - you really ought to check out the Confluence pack. Out of the dozen or so packs and vests I've accumulated over the years, this one is easily the best design.

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I'd say to just wait til you sell it to fund stuffing that vest of yours fuller, but I don't think you part with equipment often.

I imagine, someday they're gonna find a storage unit on Auction Hunters stuffed with Sage rods and eleventy billion fly boxes inside it...

Is the KoP store nicer than CV? Actual floorspace to tying?

Posted on: 2011/8/23 10:01
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Is the KoP store nicer than CV? Actual floorspace to tying?


I haven't seen it yet. I'm not scheduled to teach there until October, but I do know that King of Prussia isn't in Germany.

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Duh, its Prussia, which was part of the German Empire.


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Re: Waistpack and deep wading

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Duh, its Prussia, which was part of the German Empire.



Good job Sherlock - you get a gold star for the day.

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