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Old 09-04-2001, 08:51 AM
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Chest Packs?

I put this on "Gear Talk" But I thought I'd get more feedback here!

My B-day is coming up & I've told wife I want a Chest pack OR Chest/Back Combo!

I saw & liked Professor Bodkin's (Dana's) at the Wilmington show, but I like also to hear from others? Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2001, 11:05 AM
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I've got a Buck's Bags and find that I stuff more crap then I need into it.

The front seperates with a zipper, has room for one large fly box on each side, tippet/ mesh pockets and smaller zippered pockets . The rear pocket is rather large, I stuffin mine
1 large fly box
1 bag of tippet & leader material
1 water bottle
1 headlamp
1 bag o' granola bars
1 kitchen sink...

I think the rear compartment on Juro's is even larger.

Good luck.

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Old 09-04-2001, 11:51 AM
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Roop, thanks. One important piece of info missing, who sells the Buck Bag?
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Old 09-04-2001, 12:07 PM
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Check Patagonia.com. They've got a decent one.
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Old 09-04-2001, 12:44 PM
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Greg,
Fishing the Cape had Bucks bags. Been meaning to stop and pick one up myself.

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Old 09-04-2001, 12:58 PM
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Wehere is Fishing the Cape Located?
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:21 PM
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:25 PM
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http://www.bwsports.com/chest_and_fanny_packs.htm
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http://www.bwsports.com/chest_and_fanny_packs.htm
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:40 PM
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I've got the Sandpiper chest/backpack by Creek Company. I've used it for two seasons now and I'm very happy with it. It has plenty of room and it is comfortable. I have not tried any others so I can't give any comparisons.
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:42 PM
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Cool, Cabels has BW & I have about enough Cabelas bucks now!

http://www.cabelas.com/texis/scripts/store/+/CatalogDisplay/displayPOD/CabFALL1998/CabFALL1998AVAOAD/IB436T
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Old 09-04-2001, 01:53 PM
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Cabelas also has the Sandpiper by creek Co. with the optional back pack. It's more $$, but it seems way cool!

http://www.cabelas.com/texis/scripts/store/+/CatalogDisplay/displayPOD/CabFALL1998/CabFALL1998AVAOAD/IB436P

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IMHO -

The removable backpak is gold. It looks nice and roomy. Ideally, it would hold a packable rainjacket, spare spool, and lunch without feeling heavy.

I currently stow a 24 oz water bottle in the rear pack but I am going to go to a clip on bottle harness or camel bag to open that room up in the back.

When I am rowing in my pontoon boat (rowing seat) or fishing from a boat it's so nice to be able to remove the backpack. Also when I am hopping from spot to spot via car I don't need to lug anything and the backpack comes off. Sitting in the seat is much nicer without the pack.

Also think about corrosion resistance of the zipper.
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Old 09-04-2001, 02:30 PM
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Juro, I agree. I think I'll go for the Creek Co. Sandpiper with the Back option. If you don't need it simply take it off!

Thanks for all the input!
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