View Full Version : Need a new fishing bag

02-20-2008, 02:55 PM
Never liked vests so have used a bag for years. My Brady Ariel bag (which I bought new in the 80s) has given up the ghost. I would buy another Brady if it were made from modern materials.
I'm looking for suggestions on a compact replacement with lots of compartments for all my fishing gear; fly boxes, leaders, tippet spools, water bottle, sandwich etc.

Frank Whiton
02-20-2008, 03:41 PM
Hi bwo,

It is kind of hard to make recommendations not knowing which Brady Ariel bag you have. Is this something like you are looking for? You would have to be fishing bamboo with a Hardy reel to use this bag.:wink:


Brady Ariel Large Trout Bag.

02-20-2008, 04:41 PM
it ain't a brady but william joseph has just come out with their Old School bag, surely keeping with WJ tradition, it has modern materials in its construction though i do not know how it is designed inside:



i personally have the first gen. version of the fishpond blueriver:

i didn't care for it in the end since it kept falling forward in my way when leaning down and worn as a satchel. i've since begun using a camel back day pack and a rarely used-before BW sports chect pack, kind of my own cheaper version of a fishpond modular shooting star... but that style ain't what yer lookin' fer.

fresno, ca.

02-20-2008, 04:42 PM
I like this:

Joe D
02-20-2008, 10:46 PM
I like this:


That sling is the best... It's one of those things that makes you wonder what took so long.

02-21-2008, 12:46 AM
The Brady is beautifully made but the material is a sandwich with rubber in between. This rubber stiffens over the years and becomes brittle. The whole bag degenerates after that. I have owned several. I love the design but as I said only if made with modern materials would I get another one.
Thanks for the suggestions, I will check them out.

02-21-2008, 10:45 AM
What about one of these: