12-06-2014, 09:50 AM
Re: Need a vest for fishing in warmer climates
$230 for the Filson!
$69 for the Orvis Mesh before other discounts: Best Fly Fishing Vest / Clearwater Mesh Vest -- Orvis
That said, mesh vests IMO don't really ease the heat all that much. So when wearing a vest I simply use what I might any other time. Further, I actually like to store virtually all of my freshwater fly fishing gear sans obviously rods, reels, waders etc. right in the vest. In that way it stays organized, I never forget anything, and if I choose to lighten up I simply take out what I don't want and leave it to be instantly put back in when I return. In some cases I'll take it all, and at location take what I want out of the vest and put it in a sling pack, then return it all once back to the vehicle.
So for me a gazillion pocket vest works great.....My current one outstanding, buuuuut, I may treat myself to a new one, and am thinking of the FroggToggs Hellbender, but with no back pocket for my net I have concerns (though there is nothing saying I can't sew one on).
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Last edited by GrtLksMarlin; 12-06-2014 at 10:32 AM.