Originally Posted by Rip Tide
I never got away from using a vest. In fact my LLBean trout vest is the same one that I've been using since the late '70s. It was well made but doesn't have a halfatrillion pockets like "newer" vests do, so I've never had issues with "too heavy" or "too much cr@p" that other former vest users seem to complain about.
I tried a chest pack exactly one day. Not for me.
You mean like this dude? If you need 9 fly boxes on the river then ... well he's making up for something.