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#1 Timmy Ties Flys

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:43 PM

Hello Timmy again be sure to check my fly tying Instagram im now in business making personal orders @timsflyfishing_pa

Anyway I'm having a super hard time deciding between fly packs I want to carry lunch up to 4 boxes mabey a fly tube and rain jacket anything under 110 I landed on https://www.patagoni...ters/48156.html that the patigona front pack sling 8L and the unmpqua 500 zero sweep chest pack i would get the sling but im woried about it getting wet please help I'm open to any opinions



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:25 PM

What I use;

https://caddiswaders...reathable-vest/

 

Couple years into mine and have yet to fill all 20(?) pockets. Read better descriptions on other sites 

<edit>there were several sites selling these two years ago

Better pictures (zoomable) on Amazon https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B01G1YAK08

Sportsman's guide https://www.sportsma...-vest?a=1797220

Ebay https://www.ebay.com...rn guide waders

 

My try at description:

2 large zippered chest pockets
2 velcro closed cargo chest pockets
2 vertical weather-tight chest pockets
4  velco closed waist pockets
4 large, horizontal zippered waist pockets
2 large, interior horizontal zippered pockets (mesh)
2 large, interior vertical zippered pockets (mesh)
1 weather-tight, back pocket
1 bellowed back cargo pocket (mesh vent)
2 velcro loop patches at shoulder or fly foam
2 velcro strap tool holders at chest
?Third-hand rod holder (or what?) with Velcro chest tab
 



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:41 PM

What I use;

https://caddiswaders...reathable-vest/

 

Couple years into mine and have yet to fill all 24(?) pockets. Read better descriptions on other sites or look at the G3 Guide Vest as they are almost identical in design.

 

What I use;

https://caddiswaders...reathable-vest/

 

Couple years into mine and have yet to fill all 24(?) pockets. Read better descriptions on other sites or look at the G3 Guide Vest as they are almost identical in design.

Where can I find a better description, tjm?



#4 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 11:40 PM

For years and years, I went through vest after vest after pack after pack. None of them quite did it for me. Finally, last winter, I went on a mission to find the be-all end-all, the perfect one for me. I did extensive research on dozens of chest, hip, and sling packs, and spent a lot of time comparing features, reading user reviews, talking to guides and fly shop owners, and even e-mailing some of the companies themselves. This is the pack that I landed on:  https://vedavoo.com/...ct/beast-sling/

 

It's a little over your stated budget of $110, but I still think it's worth a look. I would encourage you to watch the video on the page I've provided a link to. It goes over some of the features of the pack that aren't obvious just from looking at it. The guy in the video is the owner of the company. One thing he doesn't mention in the video, but that was a big factor in my deciding to buy the pack, is that it's designed to leave the shoulder of your casting arm untouched by the pack. To that end, they build both right-handed and left-handed version of the pack.

 

I had to grit my teeth really hard to pay that much for a pack, but I have not regretted it for one second. I feel like I've found what I was looking for all those years. For what it's worth. smile.png


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:22 AM

 

For years and years, I went through vest after vest after pack after pack. None of them quite did it for me. Finally, last winter, I went on a mission to find the be-all end-all, the perfect one for me.

 

 

And I am glad you did Bryon, because I used your old one I bought from you the entire year last season and never even put my vest on at all last year :) lol


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#6 Timmy Ties Flys

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:55 AM

i leaning away from sling become im woried that it will get wet when i wade past my hips

#7 Poopdeck

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:55 AM

How often do you wade above your hips? If your wading that deep anything you get has a chance of getting wet. I have a 29.00 cabelas sling/waist pack that works great for me. My goal has always been to carry less not more.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:36 AM

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if you get this hat wet while wading youre in too deep


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:34 AM

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#10 steeldrifter

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:40 AM

Take a look at something like this https://reeltrail.co...A8aAhsnEALw_wcB

 

That's the same pack I got from Bryon last year. It's nice because it doesn't hang too low like a sling, has ample room, and is really comfortable on the hot summer days.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:15 PM

@feathers5 I edited to include my description, I guess that is being phased out

 

If you are going to wade deep make sure the chest waders have room to wear the vest inside them. But if you get in deeper than your elbows  it gets hard to cast. If you want to carry just the minimum get a shirt with pockets. I've never got comfortable with the fanny packs or chest boxes, but everyone is different.



#12 mikechell

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

Get a boat.  I have a "boat pack" and can carry whatever I want!


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#13 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:13 PM

I can tell you that the Vedavoo Beast does not get wet when I wade in to my hips (which I rarely do). When I do, though, the bottom of the pack rests right above the small of my back, and I do not cinch the strap up nearly as tight as it can go. On the one occasion last season when I waded in to my waist, I just brought the pack around to my chest. The net dangled in the water a little, but the pack was well above water level.


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#14 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:18 PM

Steve, I'm glad that vest pack that you bought from me has worked out for you. I actually liked that one the best of all the vests and packs I've had before my current one. You're right when you say it's great for hot weather, as it is essentially "backless". I liked that feature a lot.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:55 PM

I have six fly boxes with lanyards that I use when I am not in my canoe.

 

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