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    I usually fish not that far from a parked vehicle- hike in a little, no more than a 1/2 mile most times. I've been thinking about situations where the walk in is a lot farther- a couple of miles, and maybe down hill a bit. What do most of you do to get your gear in? A backpack for your waders? When you get stream side- cache your pack, put your hiking boots in it and pick it up on the way out?
    What if you want to wade a long ways up stream? Put water and lunch in your vest? Wear a small pack while fishing?

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    Every time that I hike a number of miles and fish back I just hike in my waders, or light wading pants in hot months. The wading boots that I use for this are rubber soles with no spikes. Last season I changed from a vest to a sling pack. It holds all of my fishing gear plus lunch. Water is a filtered water bottle on a "D" ring so just fill up on the stream.
    Last edited by Jimmie; 12-18-2010 at 03:53 PM. Reason: wet wading

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    I guess I have done everything on your list at one time or another. It really depends on how far and how remote a place is to determine what and how I do the trip. Here life has changed because I use boats to reach places that are remote. With that option I have a cooler on board. For the walk from the road fishing I have an old Filson strap vest pack in the shelter cloth (waxed) and I toss a mini thermos and some granola bars in the pack along with rain gear and fire starting supplies.

    But then sometimes I just walk off as if I'm going to Safeway so I guess I really have no plan at all when that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    I guess I have done everything on your list at one time or another. It really depends on how far and how remote a place is to determine what and how I do the trip. Here life has changed because I use boats to reach places that are remote. With that option I have a cooler on board. For the walk from the road fishing I have an old Filson strap vest pack in the shelter cloth (waxed) and I toss a mini thermos and some granola bars in the pack along with rain gear and fire starting supplies.

    But then sometimes I just walk off as if I'm going to Safeway so I guess I really have no plan at all when that happens.

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    I travel right around 1500 miles on the rivers here each year and we camp quite a bit. We do not ignore bears but they are really over hyped as far as I can see. Every now and then we see some but not many. This past year just one brown and 3 blacks. They all took off when they heard us. It has something to do with being shot I think.

    Bear attacks are like being hit head-on by a drunk driver. Sensationalized events except you have a better chance of being hit by a drunk than killed by a bear, even here, especially here. Bear spray is the ticket for piece of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    I travel right around 1500 miles on the rivers here each year and we camp quite a bit. We do not ignore bears but they are really over hyped as far as I can see. Every now and then we see some but not many. This past year just one brown and 3 blacks. They all took off when they heard us. It has something to do with being shot I think.

    Bear attacks are like being hit head-on by a drunk driver. Sensationalized events except you have a better chance of being hit by a drunk than killed by a bear, even here, especially here. Bear spray is the ticket for piece of mind.

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    My old buddy from PA. used to call my Grouse gun 'The Blunderbuss' because it was cylinder bore and I used 9 shot with spreader wads in the top tube and 7 shot buffered in the bottom in case I missed the first round. It has been a while since those days.

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    Effective! Didn't mean to hijack your thread R.O. I usually take a day pack when stream fishing and what goes in it varies by season mainly. More sustenance for longer summer days and more foul weather gear in winter. milt.

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    I take an old backpack that I used for school years ago. I "always" have a first aid kit in it as well as a water filtration system. Then goes in the water bottle, lunch, flies, and anything else I probably won't need but makes me feel prepared (Boy Scouts #524!).

    As for hiking, I'll usually just wear my wading boots, unless the terrain is a bit challenging. Then it's sneakers or boots.
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    Most of my hiking when fishing takes place during Steelhead Time. I have a small backpack/vest combo equipped with two pockets on the back; a small one for a couple of fly boxes, and a large one where the adjustment straps are hidden and also a hydration pouch if you want to use one. I have enough room there to carry a couple of water bottles, some snacks, extra fingerless gloves, and a wool "Radar" cap. I have enough room left to carry a layer of fleece if it warms up enough to shed some.

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