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  1. #11
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    Aug 2010
    Ben Lomond, Ca
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    Default Re: Evolution or Revolution Regarding Fishing Vests

    Quote Originally Posted by planettrout View Post
    Columbia Vest on the Frying Pan ...late 70's. This one lasted into the early 90's...

    Click the image to open in full size.
    Still wearing a Columbia, just like PT's. It's been sewed and mended, etc for years.

    When I fish creeks or know I'm just going to dry or dry/dropper fish all day I switch to a pouch (worn with a sling) that will hold a days worth of stuff....and I prefer that. But when fishing where I need the full arsenal, the vest is still the answer for me...

    It's hard to downsize what I carry....and I like the idea that if an opportunity arises grabbing the vest is a one step exit strategy . -Mike

  2. #12
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    Sep 2011
    Park City, UT

    Default Re: Evolution or Revolution Regarding Fishing Vests

    What I use is often dictated by the weather (especially in the winter when extra clothes may be needed). Whenever I can, I like to use my Fishpond chest pack.

    I completely agree with WilliamJH that we tend to expand to our available space. Just look at my fly boxes, hundreds of patterns yet I've probably caught 90% of my fish on Parachute Adams, Copper Johns, and Wooly Buggers!

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