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Old 08-22-2013, 08:40 AM
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Default Do you use a Lanyard?

I have a Orvis Safe Passage Sling pack but am finding that it is not always convenient to swing it around open it up grab needed item. So I started clipping certain items to the front but then when you have it swung around the tool ends up around the back. I like the storage it offers but think a lanyard for the must have in reach items might be the answer.

Do you use a lanyard? What do you like/dislike about it?

I see some for 30.00 and some for 70.00 are there any features that set them apart?
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:54 AM
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

I fished a lanyard one time and realized that it is not for me. I like to flip rocks, take pictures of fish, walk through/under brush, and it felt like it was in the way a lot. Different strokes for different folks... and I guess I'm just the vest/chestpack type.

If the price is holding you back, one trip to Michaels hobby shop will get you all you need to slap on together for about $10.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

Yes I do!

My favorite is a Mooseknuckle lanyard!
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

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Yes I do!

My favorite is a Mooseknuckle lanyard!
That is the one I like the most as well. Just on name alone.
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

I have a cord around my neck with my nippers and a very small multitool, but that is it. I do not like having a lot of stuff hanging off of my neck. I also find it gets in the way all of the time. If I need more stuff than what fits in my wader pockets then I go for the vest.
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

I like a vest because fly boxes, tippet material, floatant and tools are all up front. However, when fishing from a float tube or drift boat, I don't want or require such a portable fly shop on my body...it hangs over the back of my seat or under the front bow enclosure. This is when I employ a lanyard festooned with nipper, floatant holder, 4 spools of tippet material, a hemostat and a foam patch. Mine is customized Orvis but could simply be a hank of nylon cord with a few large snap swivels separated a little by sections of plastic or neoprene tubing or beads. More than half the time it is not around my neck but just hanging around accessibly.
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

I have a couple of them. One stays in the truck all the time in case I forget I wear mine only in the float tube or kayak.
They're homemade from weed-wacker line, beads and snap-swivels and I don't carry a lot of stuff. Normally just nippers, forceps and a whistle
Any thing else is better off carried elsewhere
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

Lanyards are nice for boats or when you only need to carry 1 fly box and want to keep nippers and hemos close by... With my sling pack it's just too much... It'll spin around your neck when you swing your pack forward... Making for just more problems
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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

You need about 12 inches of heavy cord .... that's it. Forceps go on top, then cord through the hole in a big set of nail clippers (tie knot underneath), next is my Police Whistle (tie off with an overhand knot) then down to the hook file.

Finding a short hook file with a hole in the handle can take a search but they're out there. Through that hole and last knot. Forceps get clamped to your shirt front or wader straps. Whole things about 12-13 long from top to bottom.

When not in use just stick it down the front of your waders. Ignoring the bit's the whole thing will cost you five cents.

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Default Re: Do you use a Lanyard?

I bought a cheap one a couple years ago ($15 I think) and have sense made a couple for friends. I love it. Has a clip that holds it to my shirt when I bend to unhook all the fish I catch I use it and my shirt pockets for bass fishing and a waist pack for trout fishing.
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