What goes in *YOUR* vest or chestpack?
I guess this all depends on what/where/who. I use both, the vest for sweetwater and chestpack for saltwater flyfishing or when rowing in rivers to keep the arms free.
For a chest pack, I prefer the type with compartments in front and back, although the back is a pain to reach it affords a lot of extra space I need. Ideally the rear compartment is removable. I like what Prof. Bodkin did with his new model - no metal zippers to corrode! I look forward to trying it out this summer. Right now I use the Riversmith model with front and rear compartments... very nice but the zippers are corroding badly from the salt.
line clipper on cord
doll needle for nail knots
common tippet spools
extra spool w/ different line
extra line clipper
small first aid
every leader diameter spool from 40# to 12# (Maxima)
extra flybox - out of the ordinary patterns
Seems like I am forgetting something...