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Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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That's what? like a fishing man-purse?



You decide......

http://www.mosquitocreek.com/Hardy-Fi ... -Gear-Bags/products/2521/



Go with ARCTIC CREEL. It costs less and people won't accuse you of carrying a man purse. Plus it will give you some street cred, or stream cred, in certain parts of PA. You might get checked more by WCOs, though.

Posted on: 2010/2/21 7:55


Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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You are going to pay a bit more than you want, but I love my Richardson.

Posted on: 2010/2/22 17:24


Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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Thanks, guys. I'm in the process of deciding on a turkey vest for this season, and was looking over the packs at Cabelas since I can use my Cabela's bucks. However, I'm not exactly sure still what I want. I have a pretty loaded vest from my spin tackle days, but it's almost too much. I sort of want to go minimalistic and lightweight, but at the same time, I don't want to be without the essentials.

This pack struck my eye. Granted, I know it's "cheap" compared to many of your suggestions, but it looks to have a low profile which is what I want.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/tem ... exId=cat601233&hasJS=true

Then again, is this one of those, "you get what you pay for" deals?

Posted on: 2010/3/4 8:47


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Ditched all that stuff.

Using a lanyard to hold tippet spools,nippers,hemo's, and floatant.

I put a snack and tp in the zipper pocket in my waders.

My waterproof camera goes in the outside wader pocket. My use a water bottle holder on my wading belt to hold a nalgene.

I make use of a fishing shirt with two big front pockets to hold 2 medium fly boxes.

If cold or wet- I wear a jacket and the fly boxes go in the jacket pockets.

I have cycled through the sling type, couple vests and a downs chest box and this is what I have settled on for now.

Good luck in the never ending battle with gear.

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If you are going to walk into the backcountry and get very far from the vehicle, you should always carry raingear. I've caught in thunderstorms several times, and luckily had raingear along. But if I hadn't had it along, hypothermia would have been an issue. Even in July and August. So whatever gear you are considering, be sure to have a way to carry raingear, then always bring it, regardless of the forecast.

Posted on: 2010/3/4 11:48


Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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hence... wading jacket. I have two: a heavy lined, more expensive for winter, and a lighter material, inexpensive (60 bucks) for spring/fall. unless it's june-september and you're in a t-shirt, its the way to go. no casting/walking obstruction, and more than adequate storage and access.. not too mention looking good, which is more than half the battle ;)

if it's summer, I don't even see the need for fly boxes. 4 to 6 flies on your hat, a spool of tippet, and an extra leader is all you really need.

Posted on: 2010/3/4 22:55
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Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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Ditched all that stuff.

Using a lanyard to hold tippet spools,nippers,hemo's, and floatant.

I put a snack and tp in the zipper pocket in my waders.

My waterproof camera goes in the outside wader pocket. My use a water bottle holder on my wading belt to hold a nalgene.

I make use of a fishing shirt with two big front pockets to hold 2 medium fly boxes.

If cold or wet- I wear a jacket and the fly boxes go in the jacket pockets.

I have cycled through the sling type, couple vests and a downs chest box and this is what I have settled on for now.

Good luck in the never ending battle with gear.


I hope you kept all your old options. You never know when you might want to revert back to one of them.

Your last sentence pretty well sums it up (at least for me)!

Posted on: 2010/3/5 13:23


Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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Any recommendations on a possible wading jacket? I'm contemplating sticking with my current vest for now, and possibly adding a wading jacket for early spring fishing. Possibly take both and decide which to take once I get to the stream :)

Posted on: 2010/3/10 7:45


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I have not been in the market for a jacket in several years- so I am not current on all the models.

Some questions that might help others help you would be: How much do you want to spend? What times of the year will you be using the jacket? etc...

My one tip that might be helpful is I would recommend to buy a shorty jacket. Meaning a jacket that comes down to your waist or bellybutton so when you wade a little deep the jacket does not hang in the water- thus getting soaked. But if you dont wade too deep you can probably just buy any raincoat.

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Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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I only have waist level waders, so I won't be wading above that. I don't really want to spend more than $100 to start out. I was eying up a few clearance specials on Cabelas. Weighting isn't as important since I'm only going to be fishing from early April to early September.

Posted on: 2010/3/10 14:13


Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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My recommendations would be to use the search function (on this site) or at least scroll through the gear section and look for jacket threads. I know there are some.


For stores specifically- I would try

sierratradingpost

or

cabelas


I have used both stores (good prices and quality products) and each had very good customer service.

Posted on: 2010/3/10 20:59
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Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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Cabelas Backcountry wading jacket ( I think) is the one I have. I think a few others have he same and like it. Within your budget.

Posted on: 2010/3/10 21:02


Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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I'm currently wearing a cabela's wading jacket, and he's right, you can't beat the price. However, I'm a huge bean fan and going to pick this up for my next spring, early fall

...http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/63711? ... &feat=503878-tn&cat4=2103

Posted on: 2010/3/10 21:21
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Sure, we can assiduously three-quarter our wets down stream, mend, and wait out each fly swing, which to my way of thinking, anyway, relegates to the angler to role of butler, rather than nemesis.

-Art Lee


Re: Recommend a chest pack?

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Been through a few different vests/packs trying to find the perfect one. So far I am very happy with this . . . .

http://www.simmsflyshop.com/SIMMS_Fly ... oduct.cfm?productid=46766

This pack is roomy, can be worn standalone of combined with one of a few different Simms backpacks for when you need larger capacity for rain jackets, etc. I teamed mine up with the Simms Dry Creek Day Pack, though if the Simms Headwaters Day Pack had been around when making the decision I may have leaned that way due to larger capacity than the Dry Creek Day Pack.

http://www.simmsflyshop.com/SIMMS_Fly ... type=Simms%20Back%20Packs

Posted on: 2010/3/10 22:41


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that pic in the last link of the guy fishing with the kid on his back is hilarious!

Posted on: 2010/3/11 10:35



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