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Old 01-09-2013, 08:21 AM
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i bought one of these. Holds all my fly boxes (about 7) as well as some other odds and ends.
The reason i bought this is because i believe the 'big brand' bags are way overpriced for what you get. A bag with a name on it. This on has no name and works just as well
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S Fontinalis, I saw your post and ordered one for myself. It came yesterday and I really like it! Much more room than I thought I would get. Thanks for the suggestion. I have used an Old Navy nylon shoulder bag for a few years and it has reached the point of no return...it was my daughter's and she gave it to me as a fly fishing bag. It worked great, but I can't find another that is the same. Thanks again..!
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Hello,

I just came back from the USA and I bought an Orvis "Save Passage Sling Pack". In my opinion a really nice pack for warm summer days, when I do not want to carry too much equipment with me. It is also very easy to handle, comfortable to wear and is well made.

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i bought one of these. Holds all my fly boxes (about 7) as well as some other odds and ends.
The reason i bought this is because i believe the 'big brand' bags are way overpriced for what you get. A bag with a name on it. This on has no name and works just as well
This is it customized with TFM patch
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Does this bag work as a "sling type?" Meaning, can you rotate the bag around so it is out of the way when you are fishing?
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:41 AM
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I have used mine twice now. I made a modification by cutting off the inside nylon closure top with draw string. It is a shoulder bag and you can swing it around to your back. After moving around, it does work its way back to your side. I don't notice it is there, but by habit, I toss it to my back after accessing. I am not sure about "Sling Type', since I never bought an Official fly fishing specific bag. The last few years I have been using my daughter's black nylon Old Navy shoulder bag. She got it for $10 and gave it to me when i said it would be a perfect fishing bag. I have looked for another, but they don't seem to make that design any more.
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Hello,

I saw that the sling packs which were made/designed as a sling pack have the advantage that the zippers are exactely in a horizontal position if you move the pack in front of you. Some other packs which I thought to use as a sling pack did not show this advantage and it could become difficult to open tha packs and some items could fall out too.
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Simms is a favorite for me. The Dry Creek to be exact. Mostly water resistant and big enough for 3 boxes of flies and a bottle of water. can change from waist pack to sling pack.
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Novice question here: What do you guys use to keep your camera and phone dry? I'm afraid a sling pack is not safe enough.

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Novice question here: What do you guys use to keep your camera and phone dry? I'm afraid a sling pack is not safe enough.

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I believe that patagonia is redoing their packs with a newer "T" zipper that make the bag submersible proof. No sling pack on the market is yet waterproof when submersed.

I keep my iPhone in a LIFEPROOF iphone case. It works, I've taken underwater shots with it and video.

As for camera I leave the canon 7d at home most times (unless the section I will fish is small and there is plenty of banks to shoot off of), and I opt to take my Olympus Tough TG-2. It has a fast 2.0 lens for lo light shooting. Does great.

I have the Orvis sling pack (not the ridiculously huge one), but if Patagonia makes their back submersible I'll get one and take the Canon out more...but I'll still drop it in a seal waterproof bag.

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A few improvements for the Orvis sling pack:

reverse the direction you pull the strap to tighten it. IMO, it should be pulled UP not down to tighten it. Pulling up seems more natural, especially if you're doing it one handed and would make it easier to tighten the load down. Tightening down, for me requires 2 hands (1 for the pack and 1 for the strap) to get it really tight.

add more tarpaulin places to thread a zinger. Fishpond does this RIGHT with tons of them everywhere. It would make sense to put a few on the strap that goes across your chest

get rid of the magnetic hemostat pocket
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Thanks for the advice on the iphone case. I am going to check out the Lifeproof case.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:53 AM
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Saved a lot of money with purchase of Magellan sling pack. Carries my lunch, water, boxes and everything else needed for a successful day on the water. Very well made and my friend who has the Orvis wishes I had brought first so he would have known and saved money. Academy stores sell them down here. Goggle them.
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