Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here Sage advice & fresh perspectives

Thread: Chest pack recommendations Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
06-03-2006 10:15 AM
FishHawk I'm leaning towards the Pack Vest by Patagonia. It has a mesh vest attached to a 1700 cubic inch pack which can both be used separately. The reason for a large pack is that I dress in layers and my small Orvis pack cannot hold the extra clothing. However, as Jim Simms told me don't get it or you'll fill it up. I will then need a pack mule to haul my gear. FishHawk
06-01-2006 11:24 AM
soloflyfisher
Quote:
Originally Posted by chromer
with all due respect, I can't see the point of a fly box on a harness
Seems to me that it's similar to the lanyard approach--just a different strap system, which might hold a bit more weight a bit more tightly to the chest.
06-01-2006 12:18 AM
chromer with all due respect, I can't see the point of a fly box on a harness
05-31-2006 02:51 PM
soloflyfisher
Flytedeck

Has anyone used the flytedeck.com? This looks much too small for saltwater, but it might be great for trout and spey casting. No room for a water bottle, but I could hook one up to my wader belt. The Flytedeck seems to be very low profile, which is a huge advantage over most other chest packs. It doesn't hold much, but probably enough for most trout/steelhead fishing.



Non-sponsor Link Removed

Thanks,

Sean
05-31-2006 10:41 AM
BigDave For trout I like a vest.

Simms recently discontinued the Vertical Master vest which is short, lightweight and will hold all of that stuff and then some.

I have seen them on sale for a song. Might be worth checking out...it is an excellent product.
05-31-2006 10:36 AM
juro I thought that had a neck strap?

They have some new stuff for 2006 I saw at the show.
05-31-2006 10:15 AM
Spock
chest pack

fishpond makes all types you should check them out. i use the windwalker chest pack and it works great.
05-30-2006 11:43 PM
juro Big packs in front are a pain when using stripping baskets because they get in the way; two compartments ala mae west drive me crazy when rowing because they hinder arm motion when rowing; and I like a traditional vest when Spey casting to spread the stuff out wide and thin (provided I don't stuff it) besides it's typically not too hot while steelheading.

That being said my favorite was a "riversmith" chest pack with removable bakpack that was poly impregnated nylon with multiple compartments smartly designed. I think the company went out of business unfortunately or I'd buy another in a minute.

I use the Patagonia double haul sling chestpack a lot especially when the water bladder is important (tropics, etc). I prefer the two-shoulder river smith strap system over the one-shoulder sling of the double haul which puts more pressure on one shoulder while the other spreads the load.

I don't like the styling to look too fancy so that rules out some brands mentioned by others for me.
05-30-2006 11:16 AM
soloflyfisher
Quote:
Originally Posted by juro
What type of fishing? It matters... for instance from a pontoon boat, with a stripping basket, Spey casting, etc.

Juro . . . I'll be using it mostly for wading in streams for trout, but I also occasionally fish for stripers from the beach or from rocks (usually with a stripping basket) and I do spey cast for salmon/steelhead. It would be nice to have one pack for all three purposes, but maybe that's not possible. (I use a gear bag when I fish from boats/canoes.)
05-30-2006 11:00 AM
juro What type of fishing? It matters... for instance from a pontoon boat, with a stripping basket, Spey casting, etc.
05-30-2006 10:48 AM
soloflyfisher
Chest pack recommendations

Can anyone recommend a good mid-sized chest pack? I want something that is comfortable to wear (shoulder straps not neck straps), can be used in both fresh and salt water, and that can hold the following:

On Chest
One large flybox
Nippers
Hemostat/pliers
Hook sharpener
Floatant
A few leaders
Four or so tippet spools
Strike indicators
Split shot

On Back
Spare spool
Extra flybox
Water/snack
Car keys


I've been looking online at the LL Bean SwitchPack and several of the William Joseph products (ultra light, creel, and coastal II), but haven't seen them "in-person" yet, so it's hard to judge how useful they are.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)