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    Default Vest.....chest pack....or.....?

    What do you guys use and why? I have been just using a fanny/hip pack. it was cheap and hold the basics, rest goes in my pockets.

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    Northern California
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    I stopped wearing the vest years ago. I always found ways to overload it.

    Whenever I can, I wear a lanyard and stuff whatever I can into my pockets. Sometimes I shove a box down the front of my waders.

    I have a couple of chest packs when I need to carry a bit more.

    When I have to hike some distance, I use a hydration pack. I can stuff a few items that might come in handy (rain jacket, food, first aid, fly boxes).


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    a BIG canvas purse with a shoulder strap.

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    North Pole, Alaska
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    Filson's Foul weather fishing vest. I love it, carried everything I need, plus lunch in the back. And I love the look of it.
    "To go fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle-makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. And it is discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish."
    ~ Herbert Hoover

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    quiet corner, ct

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    I'm a vest guy.
    I tried a chest pack exactly one day. Couldn't see my feet

    I never understood when people say that they overload their vests. Mine have empty pockets on purpose.
    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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    Ive been using this bag for about 3 years now. Held up great, fits what I need. I wouldnt wade with it however. Has a shoulder strap and two hoops to hang from your belt as well.

    $13, free shipping. Cant beat it.

    Swiss Fly Fishing Bag - Uncle Sams Army Navy Outfitters

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    Michigan's U.P.

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    Foul Weather Fly Fishing Vest | Filson

    This works great for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockriver View Post
    That is a sweet looking simple get it done vest!
    She aint cheeap though!

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    Lanyard and simms waist / sling pack. Carries more than I need which is handy.

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    Hip pack for me all season so far.
    It's submergible so I can wade in deep and fall in.
    Swing it around to the front, everything is right there. To the back, out of sight out of mind.

    Poor Filson vest has been sitting neglected but it gets way more use when I am wet wading so that will change soon.
    I don't like having multiple suspenders/straps/belts on, when I wear a vest with waders feels like I'm being strangled slowly.

    Steelheader's Anonymous.

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