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    Default Re: My Old Fishing Vest;

    Hi Richard,

    It sounds like you had a good trip to the West.

    I think you're right about the vests coming out of Colorado and yes they were 'the vest' back then. My problem was that I found something to fill all 25 pockets and it weighed a whole lot Since retiring the vest I've ran the course from the old chest boxes to just a shirt pocket box and some tippet & floatant for dries. The only vest I wear these days is a vintage Sterns which has a rip cord PFD integrated into the design. I wear it when wading where I shouldn't wade most often. Because the fishing here is very specific I get by with a couple very thin clip boxes of flies (1 trout - 1 salmon) and 3 spools of leader repair material. because of that a fishing jacket like my Filson serves well. Warm days like the one I posted a thread about yesterday I wear an old strap vest from Filson and carry some extras when day hiking. Extras = peanut butter & jelly sandwich's, (one for me, one for Boss) and a small water bottle. When I carry more the pain in my shoulders and upper back just tells me to travel lighter so I try.

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    Default Re: My Old Fishing Vest;

    Not as artistic, but very sentimental..

    This is the back of a denim shirt that my mother embroidered for me back in 1972-73. It's so well worn that you can see through it, but the main reason that I don't wear it anymore is that it no longer fits



    The needle point rainbow patch at the top was done by my cousin while in the hospital before she passed away.
    This my late 70s LLBean vest that I still use.

    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: My Old Fishing Vest;

    How do they say....moowee bawwane-o.

    Audrey sure is a talent, you scored a winner.

    I remember Streamborn from Fort Collins, Co. but had to pass because the vest was very expensive at the time. I still have my Columbia Sportswear shorty. I'm kinda feelin' vintage

  5. #14
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    Default Re: My Old Fishing Vest;

    Cool vest Ard, I too had a Stream Designs vest, in classic old man tan of course. Ah the early years, when I had more hair on my head and less in my ears- youth is wasted on the young.

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