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Old 05-14-2009, 09:48 PM
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I took a ride past one of the major trout streams the other day & it was raining pretty hard. I noticed about most of the fisherman had their raingear over their vest but the rest had their vest over their raingear..I've noticed this before & can't figure out why they get their vest wet. How do you wear your raingear?
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:31 AM
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It depends on the weather. If it's dead summer, I don't worry about it. Most other times, I use my wading jacket. Never had it out with my vest, though. I thought about, but then thought I'd feel rather foolish with my vest and my jacket. I don't have any pants, but I should pick some up sometime.
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In lieu of your lack of trousers, please refrain from wading any shallower than waist deep. The tourists will thank you.
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That would depend on the tourist.....my wife would probably die of embarrassment....
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When I fish in the rain I scale down my amount flies tippets & etc that I carry and put it all in the pockets of my rain jacket. That way hopefully I'll have what I need, it'll be dry, so will I and I won't look pregnant.
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I suppose you could also put on a "butt" pack and have it underneath your rain jacket.
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I put my vest on over by rainwear, depending on the rainwear I am wearing that day. If my vest gets wet, it gets wet. Better rain soaking it than me falling in and getting it wet. A vest should hold up to the elements and if it does not than why buy that vest? Of course I have a like $200 vest I bought for 1/3 of the price.
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I've gotten caught in the rain with the result that my fly vest gets soaked. This makes it very heavy...I'd say unpleasantly heavy. Also, everything in it gets wet, so I have to take it all out to dry. The flies in their boxes don't get very wet, but you want to make sure they dry. So I put my vest under my raingear...and am trying to remeber to take my raingear even if there's a slight chance of rain.

In Minnesota we don't have bad weather, just bad clothing choices.
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