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Fly Fishing Vest & Packs Reviews

As fly fishermen, we tend to carry a lot of stuff with us to the river to be able to have success in any given situation. What we sometimes oversee if how important it is that we carry all our fly fishing gear in the pack that is right for us individually. Read below to find the best fly fishing vest or pack for you so you fly fish more and spend less time looking for stuff in that bottomless pit you are using right now.

Simms Headwaters Half Day Pack Review

Lets start off by addressing the obvious – if you’re the type of person who likes to pack everything but the kitchen sink when you go fishing then this is probably not the pack for you. However, if you prefer to pack light and prefer a streamlined backpack than look no further.   I had a need for a backpack that was light, comfortable, and had the extra pockets and tool sleeves tailored to fly Read More

Umpqua “Zero Sweep” Ledges 650 Waist Pack Gear Review

I received this pack right before I headed back to Montana to spend a couple of weeks fishing some of my favorite rivers and the waist pack; it did not disappoint. First off, this pack has a amazing amount of storage space. To be honest, I was convinced that everything I had stored in my older ledges 650 waist pack would never fit in this new version as it looks much smaller. Boy was I Read More

Umpqua Ledges 650 Waist Pack Review

I have fished with the Ledges 650 waist pack for a dozen or so trips on the Eagle River and Colorado River ranging from all day excursions to quick 1-2 hour trips, I can say that this pack is one of the most comfortable and versatile waist packs I have come across. I liked this pack enough that I convinced a fishing buddy to purchase one, he prefers wearing it with the shoulder strap since Read More

Fishpond Yampa Guide Lumbar Pack | Flyfishing Pack Review

The new Fishpond Lumbar Pack made from lightweight material with enough room for all the flies and accessories to keep you on the water all day The Fishpond Yampa Guide Lumbar Pack, made from lightweight recycled material, is the ultimate pack to carry all the gear you need on the water. It is complete with two large compartments with interior pockets to keep your gear organized. There is enough room for four medium to large Read More

Guide Review of Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack | Ultimate Fly Fishing Vest

The Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack is made right here in Colorado and is truly worthy of the Rocky Mountains The pack has ample pockets as well as a built in backpack makes one wonder if one should grab a tent and sleeping bag along with a rod and reel! This fly fishing vest is surprisingly light-weight and makes a day of wading in Colorado waters a delight.  The zip down fly bench pockets are excellent to Read More

Simms Headwaters™ Guide Hip Pack Review

Simms Headwater Guide Hip Pack Made to handle the abuse from a guide but perfect for the everyday fisherman If you’re anything like us at Minturn Anglers, you have two, three or even more fishing packs sitting around your man cave that you just don’t use anymore.I know we all do. Either there wasn’t enough room for all of your fly boxes, a pocket couldn’t be accessed easily, the shoulder strap dug into your neck Read More

Fishpond Cirrus Guide LTE Fly Fishing Waist Pack Review

Last Year my Fishpond Waterdance finally gave up the ghost after years of use and abuse When looking for a replacement, I dared myself to go smaller and lighter for my next pack The Fishpond Cirrus Guide LTE has all of the features I liked on the Waterdance; but it comes in a smaller and lighter overall package. You still get the convertible waist and shoulder sling, double drink holders, removable front fly patch, burly zippers Read More

William Joseph Surge Waist Pack Review

william joseph waist pack review

The William Joseph Surge Mag series waist pack is made for guys like me who forget to zip pockets and leave a trail of gear wherever they go. Instead of zippers on this waist pack, the Mag series packs open and shut automatically with magnets. Awesome concept! Lots of gear storage, and this pack has a lot of places to hold a long handle net within the pack. William Joseph Mag Series Packs Buy Online Read More

Fishpond Blizzard Soft Cooler Review

Fishpond Blizzard Cooler Review

The Fishpond Blizzard Soft Cooler is the answer to not only boat anglers and guides but also the everyday anglers needs. Lets face it, we dont buy coolers very often and frankly we dont want to. Whether you are a fisherman or not, Fishpond has always been a company that can appeal to the general public as well and this is a perfect example. As a fly fishing guide in Vail, I have bought numerous Read More

Fishpond Waterdance Guide Pack Review | Fishpond Waist Packs

Fishpond Waterdance Guide Pack is a waist pack designed for fly fisherman needing to carry lots of gear, but don’t want a vest. Probably more professional guides use this pack than any other on the market. Considered the “ultimate” lumbar pack with its two zippered main compartments and signature “zip-down” fly bench, the Waterdance accommodates extra gear and accessories for long days on the water. Waterdance Guide Pack Features Can be worn as a chest Read More

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