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Old 08-24-2013, 01:17 AM
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

I did like siege and made one with paracord, snap swivels knotted in place, a floatant holder...I don't remember now why I even made it. Probably because I was using a waist pack at the time, but I know I only used it a coupe times and gave up. I'm glad it was only $3 worth of parts. I'd definitely suggest making something before spending $20-70 on one. I can't imagine what a $70 lanyard could be! That is silly.
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My nippers are always on a lanyard, it's ideal to have them right where you want them.
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

I made a lanyard with a thick, soft, drawstring from a pair of sweat pants and melted the ends together. I have a nail knot tool, nippers, and a whistle on it. The nail knot tool is heavier and snug on the drawstring. The other tools slip on the drawstring. Gravity tends to keep the heavier nail knot tool hanging straight down in front and the other tools slip down to it. That just keeps the splice behind the neck and the tools up front. Sometimes I grab the little group of tools and stuff it in my shirt or waders when not in use.
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Long time ago, brook fishing, I got one hung on a branch and then slipped down a steep slippery incline. If I didn't have a knife handy, I would have strung myself up.
Yeah that's bad news. I wouldn't have one made out of material strong enough to string me up.
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

Commercially made I.D. lanyards are made with a breakaway section in then to avoid choking. It would be easy enough to include a few inches of lighter line in the lanyard.
I don't know anyone who has not had a broken tippet. It could be used to tie the ends together to prevent being treated like a horse thief.
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

I think the ones I see on people are overkill. There's basically a flyshop attached to their neck. I would rather have things in my pockets. Am thinking about getting a Orvis slingpack.
Going light and nothing in the way seems to be most appealing to me.

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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

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... Going light and nothing in the way seems to be most appealing to me.
I spent years and years on smaller rivers and streams with everything I needed in the two breast pockets of a BDU blouse, and I had room left over a little more.

If you know where you are going and what you are after, it's not hard to minimize. Hardest part is having the right assortment of flies... and I might need these in 14 and 16 too, and I have to have so many BWO's in 18- 22 and I have to have those in case something unlikely occurs and I need these streamers in 8 and 12 in case it rains and the water comes up quickly and... and ... and ...

I think we all need to go through the complicated phased to figure out what we really need. Learning to leave the the anchor in a gear bag in the car is probably one of the hardest lessons to learn in fly fishing.
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I spent years and years on smaller rivers and streams with everything I needed in the two breast pockets of a BDU blouse, and I had room left over a little more.

If you know where you are going and what you are after, it's not hard to minimize. Hardest part is having the right assortment of flies... and I might need these in 14 and 16 too, and I have to have so many BWO's in 18- 22 and I have to have those in case something unlikely occurs and I need these streamers in 8 and 12 in case it rains and the water comes up quickly and... and ... and ...

I think we all need to go through the complicated phased to figure out what we really need. Learning to leave the the anchor in a gear bag in the car is probably one of the hardest lessons to learn in fly fishing.
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

They sell paracord break aways for lanyards on eBay for little of nothing. Definitely worth a buck or two.
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

Here is what I use - a Mayfly Pouch Lanyard. It holds all of my tools as well as a couple of fly boxes. Works well for my needs.

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It clips to my shirt or waders at the bottom so that it does not swing out when I lean over.

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