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  1. #11

    Default Re: Best Overall Fly Vest

    Look no farther:

    http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...view-1744.html

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks,
    Terry
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  2. #12

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    This is what I want to get. My birthday is the 30th, so I am hoping I accmulate enough money to get it.

    Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack Fly Fishing Vest Free Shipping fly fishing gear

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    Default Re: Best Overall Fly Vest

    I like vests, but they're usually too hot for where I live, and mine isn't set up very well for hydration needs. I've got a Patagonia Reinvest that I like very well, and hope to need more often someday when I live where its cooler and trout run wild.

    I've also got a really nice Willy-Joe "gear bag chest", but it gets a touch warm as well. I've gotten to where I use my fanny pack 90+% of the time. Its one Patagonia used to make that has a fairly large main compartment, a smaller front pocket with organizer slots, mesh water bottle pockets on the sides, and compression straps to keep it from bouncing around too much. A little looking around on the internet can find similar packs under $30. I recommend getting one that will hold up made by a high end gear co like The North Face, Gregory, Mountainsmith, Marmot, Lowe Alpine, or a similar company. Heres some: Campmor: Fanny Packs And some more: Lowe Alpine Double Dipper II Fannypack - Save 38%
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    Thanks for the great review, Terry. I think that's the one I'm going to start saving my pennies for. Gotta get that new vise first, though.

    Bruce


    Quote Originally Posted by darkknight View Post
    Look no farther:

    http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...view-1744.html

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks,
    Terry
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    I use a cortland one - but most of the time just a small bag - depends on where I am fishing
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  6. Default Re: Best Overall Fly Vest

    Quote Originally Posted by Makubwa View Post
    most of the time just a small bag
    Yes... that little purple bag that comes with a bottle of Crown Royal works great. And its free if you don't count the money you spent for the beverage.

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    Default Re: Best Overall Fly Vest

    Quote Originally Posted by The Full Creel View Post
    Yes... that little purple bag that comes with a bottle of Crown Royal works great. And its free if you don't count the money you spent for the beverage.

    Sounds like somebody started their weekend early! Just kidding, and wish I could have beat you to it!
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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    For me anyway is not a vest. I've found out over the years, I really like fanny pack type outfits. My problem with the vests, is, I tend to fill up ever pocket and the thing ends up weighing 25 lbs. I recently got from my lovely wife for Christmas a Fishpond Waterdance Guide pack. Very well built and thought out. It will hold 4 System X boxes easily. It also has a neck strap so you can use it like a chest pack. The thing that I like the best is the "fly desk". The front unzips and it has a large fly patch for drying or holding your flies.
    Willie J products are great too and the new lineup competes with the Fishpond products. Both are priced reasonably.
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    I really do like the Filson strap vest's,but you do pay for them
    Aaron

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    First, thank you to all of you that replied. Your imput has given me some really fine choices to look at. Man, do they make medication for this addiction or will I need to go to flyfishing rehab? I have fished and hunted continually since I was a kid, love it and live to get the opportunity to go...However, I never thought I would get addicted to anything else the way I am hooked on this new flyfishing craze of mine. Jeez, I am going to have to get another job just to pay for all my new found stuff! LOL

    I personally like the look and function of the Clear Creek Elkader, Open Range Tech Pack, Rapid River, and the Orvis Pack that Frank has...In other words, just about all of them! They all look awesome! The Decisions, Decisions!


    Thanks again for the info

    Mike

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