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Slings, chesties and waist packs - oh my!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:56 am
by jasonkonopinski
Sling pack.
Chest pack.
Waist pack.

What's your favorite? Even before picking up tenkara, I tried to stay as minimalist as possible out on the water. As a small stream angler who likes to hike to find new water, the sling pack has been my favorite for years.

Re: Slings, chesties and waist packs - oh my!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:52 am
by Mickey
I usually fishing on small river and streams, and waist pack is my choice .

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Re: Slings, chesties and waist packs - oh my!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:06 pm
by flyfishbeck
I've used and tried all different types of vests, packs, etc. and I finally settled on the best option (for me).

I have, and exclusively use my Orvis Sling Pack. I have one of the original versions, so I can't give feedback for the newer models. With that said, I love being able to 'swing' away my pack behind me, and still have easy access to my net and the contents of the sling when needed.

Personally, I can't stand having stuff in my way (in front of me). My gut is enough of a hassle as it is.

-FFB

Re: Slings, chesties and waist packs - oh my!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:22 pm
by tsegelke
I prefer my Vedavoo sling or shot bag.

Re: Slings, chesties and waist packs - oh my!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:02 am
by flyfishbeck
I prefer my Vedavoo sling or shot bag.


I've heard a lot of great things about the Vedavoo. I'd like to see one in person as it sounds like it would quickly replace my Orvis sling.

- FFB

Re: Slings, chesties and waist packs - oh my!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:25 pm
by tsegelke
I have a Patagonia sling, but quickly went to Vedavoo. It doesn't swing to the front, and is much better designed for storage and comfort.

Re: Slings, chesties and waist packs - oh my!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:57 am
by jasonkonopinski
Those Vedavoo slings look awesome.

Re: Slings, chesties and waist packs - oh my!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:40 pm
by amatbrewer
Not sure if it is what you have in mind but I had the opportunity to test the Ribz Front pack in 2012 (see review in Backpackgeartest.org). One nice thing about it is the ability to use it in conjunction with a backpack. You can hike into a stream, remove your backpack and still have the front pack with your fishing gear on.

Dave

Re: Slings, chesties and waist packs - oh my!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:09 pm
by tsegelke
I love Vedavoo stuff. Meet me on the river, if in CA, and you can check it out.

I even spoke with Vedavoo at a show, and they altered the Pliers Sheath to custom fit my pliers.

Durable, functional, Simple, & great service. Just like TUSA.

Re: Slings, chesties and waist packs - oh my!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:37 pm
by brianb2
Those Vedavoo packs look nice. I do backpacking tenkara, so I've opted for a simple setup. Basic pouch I run a small bit of cord through so I can wear it on my belt or sling it over one shoulder. It's worked well for me so far. One day I'll upgrade to a proper pack, but not yet.
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