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Re: What's in or on your vest?

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2006/11/5 16:58
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I use a lanyard to carry the important tools, straight hemos, knot tying tool, leatherman micro (instead of clippers) and a fly dryer/leader straightener.
I really like using the lanyard, everything has it's place and is almost impossible to loose.
I still use a vest, except for when it is really hot. In the vest I carry a thermometer, tippet, extra leaders, flyboxes.

Posted on: 2007/1/20 10:51


Re: What's in or on your vest?

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2006/9/9 15:10
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I pretty much carry al the same "stuff"as everyone else. I do always carry a net on me, because I lost a few fish that I could have landed if I had a net with me. The net that I carry is cheap, under $15 I beleive, it folds into a figure 8 then gets stored into a holster. The net isn't that large, but I have landed plenty of Steelhead in it. This net is made right here in PA: http://www.gudebrod.com/fishing2005/Accessories.htm

Some members mentioned insect repellant and it reminded me of a ruined line that I have. DO NOT get deet on your line. Wash your hands as best as you can before you start to fish after applying the repellant.

Posted on: 2007/1/20 14:49


Re: What's in or on your vest?

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I carry about 12 fly boxes on me plus all the mormal stuff as the guys say . I can say a chest pack is nice . I wear one and my vest .. But i fish 5 out 7 days a week .. I f you plan on going away from the car a distance , you need to have room for food and water . I also carry markers pantone to be exact , to change colors on my flies its a quick fix during a hatch ....

Posted on: 2007/1/20 23:14
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Re: What's in or on your vest?
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I use a Richardson Chest Box. i use that to carry the "generals" and flies I use more-or-less year round (terrestrials, miges, streamers, nymphs, attractors). They have holders for a tube of floatant and a small flashlight. The upside of a chestbox is that they hold a lot of flies in a very compact box. The dowside is that it's a pain to switch out those flies, and that they don't hold anything else. So, I added some additional storage...

I added a small pouch on the front myself. In that, I have 4x, 5x and 6x tippet, some soft lead weight, some strike putty. I clip my hemstats (I like the kind that have scissors and flat jaws, so that I don't have to carry a nipper or switch tools to prep a fly) to the harness for the chest box. I have a net on a magnetic clip off the back (it is handy and balances the weight of the box).

I put a small pouch (this is close, but not the exact match) on the belt. In that, I carry flyboxes that I use for "match-the-hatch" flies. I also carry the things I don't use to frequently, sink paste for wet flies, backup hemostats. I can also carry a snack or some water in this. I carry 3x and 7x tippet in there and a backup on 5x. I rarely use the 3 and 7, and go through a LOT of 5. Occassionally, I put my camera in there too, but I struggle with this as I am told fishing with a camera is bad luck.

My fishin' buddy Paul G and I used to carry walkie talkies. I got tired of this, as it's depressing enough to hear how badly he outfished me at the end of the day... I don't need to hear it all through the day too.

PS: I'm from Harrisburg also. While I am recooping from an accident, I don't think I'll be fishing much. But if you would like to get some info on local streams, drop me a note. Also, check out the local TU chapter, www.DFTU.org. I've been very active in the past and had a great time. Nice group of guys and a lot of good work.

Posted on: 2007/1/21 9:03
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