Sunday, November 22, 2009

Simplify Your Life!


A Few summers back, I began searching for just the right chest pack to accommodate a large fly box, a tippet spool and a pair of pliers. I wanted something with a compact design that didn’t interfere with fishing. I have a 30-year history with fishing vests and can hardly walk a mountain stream without one, but this search was for something to be used in surf fly fishing, not high country streams. It seemed that a vest would be too bulky and warm at the beach and would get wet easily. I wanted something that could survive salt water and could hold a reasonable amount of gear. The JW Outfitters Bonefish Pack can easily do all of the above. In mine, I can carry a “leatherman” type pair of fairly good sized pliers in the unique upside down triangular pouch provided on the front of the bonefish pack. The pouch is designed specifically to hold a pair of needle-nosed pliers point down. On the front flap is a zippered mesh pouch in which I can carry a tippet spool and some leaders and there are several plastic rust proof D-rings around the edges from which other necessary items can be hung, like car keys! The center pouch will accommodate a large fly box. For versatility, the JW Outfitters Bone Fish Pack simply can’t be beat. A slim design that can be worn over the shoulder is enhanced with the addition of a belt loop that allows it to be worn as a waist pack. This rugged, high-quality pack replaces cumbersome fishing vests stocked with unnecessary items and is a must for every minimalist angler.

2 comments:

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Great post Mike,
I use the Mycket bra from Vision fly fishing
http://pikeflyfishingarticles.blogspot.com/2009/05/visions-mycket-bra.html.
A little bulkier than yours but carries a hell of a lot of stuff and is probably the best piece of fly equipment I have ever bought. I'm like you though In that I like to fish with the bare essentials most of the time.
Will definitely look at your product now.

Cheers Si

UrbanFlyVentures said...

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