The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2009, 01:22 PM
webrx's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 1,424
webrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to behold
Default Swapping Stuff

I was reading the poll on chest pack vs vest, and found I like many others sometimes use a pack, and sometimes use a vest.

When I decide I am going to take my vest, I swap all my stuff over from the chest pack, tippets, leaders, sink, float, etc....

Do you all do the same, or do you make sure you have enough of all the critical stuff to keep both vest and pack fully stocked?

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 88
MontanaMoose will become famous soon enoughMontanaMoose will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Swapping Stuff

Hello webrx, when I was fly fishing every day of the season in NOCA, north of Redding, I'd sometimes use a chest pac and sometimes a vest. I had/have so much gear all I had to do was make sure I moved the license to whichever I was going to use on a given day. Din't really take that much to have two set-ups and typically one would be for steelhead for example, the other for trout water. Hope that helps.

Cheers,

MontanaMoose
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2009, 02:31 PM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: Swapping Stuff

Hi webrx,

I think the best way is to have both the pack and vest ready to fish. It eliminates the chance that you might forget to change something over. I also like the idea of having more than one pack. You definitely want different leaders, tippets and flies for saltwater or bass or trout.

Frank
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2009, 03:16 PM
arfishinbear's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,264
arfishinbear has much to be proud ofarfishinbear has much to be proud ofarfishinbear has much to be proud ofarfishinbear has much to be proud ofarfishinbear has much to be proud ofarfishinbear has much to be proud ofarfishinbear has much to be proud ofarfishinbear has much to be proud ofarfishinbear has much to be proud of
Default Re: Swapping Stuff

Agreed, I have three for trout, vest,pack, and lanyard, I have a pack for warm water when I am wadeing and a couple packs for the boat, I keep all of them stocked and ready to go.
Bear
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2009, 07:14 PM
webrx's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 1,424
webrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to beholdwebrx is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Swapping Stuff

Good info, and yes, I have been thinking along the lines of making sure i have all the tools, tippets, leaders, etc I need for both the pack and vest. Seems like in the winter time, I use the pack, cause it fits over all my warm clothes, and I have it packed with streamers, shot, and nymphs. Winter fishing is typically a few hours on the river, and then head on home.

In the summer, fishing the same river, its just my breathables and a shirt and the vest seems to be the ticket. I tend to be more apt to try a new place in the summer on a whim, then in the winter and the vest carries more stuff, including a snake bite kit and a snack or two. So I think that is why I take the vest.

When we take the boat out, we used to troll or spin fish, but I have been thinking about fly fishing from the boat this year after watching some still water fly fishing videos.

Just curious, as a beginner, I don't have enough of everything to fully load each the pack and vest, but I have been picking up a little here and a little there.

thanks again for the comments

d
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EX-ROYAL nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke has a new job Ė holding fishing classes for women w Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 04-26-2009 07:40 PM
Frenchman Lake The fishing at Frenchmanís Lake has been a little spotty this past wee Fish Bones The Daily Papers 1 11-19-2008 11:24 PM
sunglasses help rustydeej General Discussion 3 06-11-2008 10:54 PM
New Fly patterns ?? tie one on General Discussion 3 05-11-2008 01:45 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.