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Wanted: New Vest

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willing and open to suggestions/prices


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Posted on: 2009/4/10 12:51
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Re: Wanted: New Vest

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When a brand new one is available from Cabela's for $30, I don't think I'd want to buy someone's old one that's probably been sweated into, run through the dirt, mouldered in the corner, and had more fish goo and the occasional bleeding finger pressed into it by anyone who's not me.

Then, maybe I'm tough on things. :)

(fwiw, I'm thinking about a mesh vest, those are only $40!)

Posted on: 2009/4/12 22:06
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Re: Wanted: New Vest

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You're a new FFer, right? I'll save you the time and say to get a chest pack. A lot of people ditch the vest for one eventually anyway.

IMO, vests are really uncomfortable.

Posted on: 2009/4/12 22:16


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bargaib cave at Cabela's in Hamburg had some for $9.99 this past Sat. Nice ones too!

Posted on: 2009/4/13 9:19
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Re: Wanted: New Vest

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Quote:

jayL wrote:
You're a new FFer, right? I'll save you the time and say to get a chest pack. A lot of people ditch the vest for one eventually anyway.

IMO, vests are really uncomfortable.


I don't understand the appeal of the chest pack, it just seems like it'd get really awkward and really quickly.

I briefly thought abotu buying the Orvis over-the-shoulder bag, and then just wearing one of those Columbia sport shirts with the sleeve garters, velcro pockets and rod holders. I'm sure you know what I mean.

But, in the end, that just seems almost as awkward as a chest pack, so I'll keep to the vest and just try to minimize the amount of junk I carry with.

Posted on: 2009/4/13 10:32


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I wore a FF vest for many years. I switched to a chest pack a few years ago and I would never think of ever wearing a FF vest again.



gfen,

Which chest pack have you fished with, and what made it "ackward?"

Posted on: 2009/4/13 10:40


Re: Wanted: New Vest

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If it's fitted properly, it's not awkward at all. I do prefer it over the vest, since all of your gear is always within reach, and it doesn't put 10 lbs of weight on the base of your neck. It also opens into a nifty little table on the stream.

I wear a wading jacket with big pockets when it's not too hot. Not sure what I'll do this summer, but my new waders have enough storage to hold tippet, 3 fly boxes, and some other trinkets. Hopefully it's adequate. If not, I have a chestpack.

Posted on: 2009/4/13 10:40


Re: Wanted: New Vest

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i actually meant to say "chest pack" ... I already have a vest and a sling pack that I use, but I am looking for a chest pack --- I have found a few fishpond ones that I really like, a little pricey though..

Posted on: 2009/4/13 11:05
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Re: Wanted: New Vest

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Fishpond is good stuff, and worth the money.

I don't want to spend more than $50 on a pack, so here are a few that I'd consider:

On sale! http://tinyurl.com/SimmsDryCreek

The cabela's river guide line looks very interesting as well:
http://tinyurl.com/cogoz7

For fishpond, check ebay or fishing expos, though most of them are done for the year.

This guy is on sale: http://tinyurl.com/chestvest

I have one that is very similar to that one, and would be willing to trade for something I needed. Anything you'd like to get rid of? The jam has a gear swap, and that could be an option too.

Posted on: 2009/4/13 11:15


Re: Wanted: New Vest

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afishinado wrote:
Which chest pack have you fished with, and what made it "ackward?"


Admittedly, none, which is why I specified that it "just seems like" it would be awkward; mostly because I'd hate the feeling of having it sitting on my stomach all day long. Its just not something I feel drawn to, and would much prefer to just the vest to distribute it around my body (although, most of that weight will get borne by the neck and shoulders as well).

Anyways, this is Ernie's thread, not mine, I was just confused why someone would buy someone else's grungy old vest when new ones were cheap.

Posted on: 2009/4/13 12:03


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gfen wrote:
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afishinado wrote:
Which chest pack have you fished with, and what made it "ackward?"


Admittedly, none, which is why I specified that it "just seems like" it would be awkward; mostly because I'd hate the feeling of having it sitting on my stomach all day long. Its just not something I feel drawn to, and would much prefer to just the vest to distribute it around my body (although, most of that weight will get borne by the neck and shoulders as well).




gfen,

I agree with you about some chest packs. I tried and hated the kind of VP with a single large pouch up front. My line snagged on it, and it blocked my vision when I look down at my feet when wading or hiking. It was very ackward for me. I use now that VP as my bass outfit.

For trout, I settled on a vest pack with two smaller pouches that sit on each side. They stay out of my way and don't block my vision. I carry a lot of stuff, and my vest pack allows me to do that with comfort. Good fishin.

Posted on: 2009/4/13 12:39


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I will probably end up getting a fishpond pack - i like hiking & fishing, so the ones with the pack on the back works best for me

Posted on: 2009/4/13 15:49
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Re: Wanted: New Vest

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Look into a wading jacket if you do winter hiking.

I have found that my breathable wading jacket is the best outerwear for hiking, camping, and fishing in any weather below 60 or so. The added plus is that I get to smell campfire whenever I fish.

Posted on: 2009/4/13 16:08


Re: Wanted: New Vest

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haha -- i have looked into wading jackets -- i dont think it would be my thing


as far as the trade: i dont really think i have anything that i'd be able to trade --- i'm gonna keep lookin at some things on ebay - maybe something will come up

Posted on: 2009/4/13 17:18
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hey ernie ball

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i have a real nice vest if you are interested its an extra that i had that has only ever had a rod and gun club pin put on it never been fished in and i dont need it .what size are you? let me know ,its an olive color has plenty of pockets
Tight Wraps & Tight Lines
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