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Old 04-14-2014, 07:46 AM
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Default Question for those with the Patagonia sling pack

I bought one of the Patagonia atom sling packs a few months ago and yesterday was my first time using it.
Really like the pack but had a question for you all that have one
How are you attaching your net to it?
I have mine attached but it can be a pain to get to when I need it and an even bigger pain to re-attach it when I'm done with it
I use magnetic holders on the top and it's hard to get the pack hooked back up when I'm done
Thought maybe some of you might have some pictures or ideas how to attach it better


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Old 04-14-2014, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Question for those with the Patagonia sling pack

I've used my patagonia for about 6 months now, never found a way that I really liked.

Since my net is fairly small I just went back to either hanging it from the back of my belt or just tucking the handle in back there, like you see the Tenkara guys out here doing.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: Question for those with the Patagonia sling pack

Yes that's what I had thought about doing also. Just didn't want to unless I had to
That really is the only flaw I can see with the pack so far


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Default Re: Question for those with the Patagonia sling pack

I just used a locking carabiner to attach the magnet to the little D-ring at the top of the pack. My net hangs down to about my butt. I can reach back and pull the net off easily.

For reattaching I hold the net by the wide end and reach over my right shoulder with the handle facing down. This allows me to easily control the magnet receiver on the net. It takes a bit a feeling around but after a couple seconds I hear the magnet click and then just let the net fall behind me.

The main tip though is to put the magnet on the pack and the receiver part on the net. Otherwise you can start attaching to zippers, boxes, etc. rather than the mating part of the net holder.
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Default Re: Question for those with the Patagonia sling pack

I guess I never found it much different that clipping it to the back of a vest. And I use the heavy duty magnet so you really only need to get it close before it snaps together.

But the nice thing about the sling vs. a vest (which I've gone back to) is that you can just swing it under your arm and have the thing right in front of you to re-clip your net, then swing it back.
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Default Re: Question for those with the Patagonia sling pack

Hokie I'll have to try that. Mine is the other way around with the magnet on the net loop. I'll try it the other way around and see how or works


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Default Re: Question for those with the Patagonia sling pack

I find it is easier to use some small alum carabiners to the magnet holder than the metal key rings that come with it. The magnets will found each other better when trying hook them up. I hope that makes sense.
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What HokeHunter said.
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Default Re: Question for those with the Patagonia sling pack

Has anybody tried the net holster? I forgot where I say it. Maybe bass pro. Hooks to your wading belt and the net slides in it.
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Default Re: Question for those with the Patagonia sling pack

I see that patagonia came out with another sling pack

Patagonia Vest Front Sling

Looks like this has a rod holder with additional storage options on the front strap..
Does anyone have this particular sling? It looks to be more versatile then the precious sling
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