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Old 07-11-2012, 04:48 PM
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Hi everyone

So I am trying to find a new pack for fly fishing and I'm having a hard time finding the one I want and need your help.

I would like a lumbar pack with pouches on the sides for fly boxes and water bottle holder(s), places to hang my forceps, floatant, nippers, etc., there's plenty of these out there right? But here's the catch, I want one with 2 shoulder straps. Something similar to this one attached to the link, but for fly fishing...Anyone have any recommendations or suggestions?

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...ch&um=1&itbs=1

Sorry for the huge link, I hope you guys can help me! Thanks!
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:34 PM
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Not at all a lumbar pack, but if you want shoulder straps, this is pretty good.

http://www.filson.com/products/foul-...taProduct=aa13
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:44 PM
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You could go this route and add pouches as you see fit.
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Not at all a lumbar pack, but if you want shoulder straps, this is pretty good.

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This works for me.
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I've never seen a fly fishing specific pack like that...why not just go with the Badlands and try to customize it a bit. Everything I've ever heard is that they are great packs. And I believe there are a variety of sizes.
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Default Re: Need to find a new pack

I have the older style of this and like it, although its more of a lumbar pack.

fishpond - WATERDANCE GUIDE PACK

I strap the around my waist and flip it around so the gear is actually on my back side. I then take the shoulder strap and throw it up over my shoulder and across my chest, attaching back to the pack under my arm...Make sense? I was trying to be as confusing as possible.

Anyhow, it works for me.
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I have the older style of this and like it, although its more of a lumbar pack.

fishpond - WATERDANCE GUIDE PACK

I strap the around my waist and flip it around so the gear is actually on my back side. I then take the shoulder strap and throw it up over my shoulder and across my chest, attaching back to the pack under my arm...Make sense? I was trying to be as confusing as possible.

Anyhow, it works for me.
I have the same pack, and use mine the same way.

Funny thing is, when shirtrippa was talking about requirements for a pack, this one immediately came to mind. Until he mentioned the shoulder straps.
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Default Re: Need to find a new pack

Ditto on the Fishpond Waterdance.
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Default Re: Need to find a new pack

I have an older Waterdance Guide pack that I am trying to sell. It's about 5 years old and has seen a lot action but is in perfectly functional condition. It served me well, but in the end I don't like the way it carries the weight when fully packed for a long hot day with two water bottles. I also wanted something I could stuff a packable rainshell into.

For the majority of fishing use, it is a very functional pack.
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Default Re: Need to find a new pack

Im with rock river on this one, just picked up one of the Filson fowl weather vests, and It is great if you can go past the fact that it is not a lumbar pack. Best of luck with whatever you choose.
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