The newest version of the guide pack from Fishpond features a little more storage capacity than its earlier model. The pack can be worn as a chest pack or around the waist as a fanny pack. (If you do prefer the chest pack) But, having it behind me and lower on my waist/hips gives me ample room to cast...Freedom is good!! Chest/Fanny packs seem to be the latest craze on the river, how many of you have traded in the old vest for a pack? The Fishpond Waterdance...Great pack, tons of storage, zippers that WORK (a rarity it seems), and water bottle holders. Whats not to love?
When I went into the fly shops to look at the different brands out there, I just kept going back to this one. It is the roomiest for my larger hands (yes, and nails) to get into. Nice, deep pockets. I can fit about 6 spools of tippet in one pocket with various other items. The other pocket holds at least four of my fly boxes. Then, there is a nice zip down fly bench with replaceable foam. There are nice loops to attach tools of the trade! And more mesh pockets on front to use...One more thing, Fishpond is quality. Bottom line. Generous padding throughout and protecting the back is really important. This is a sweet pack!! And for $99. retail, it is the best value in my opinion for the money...And I am one that is careful on my dollars. Yes, there are cheaper ones out there, but will they hold up as long? It also dries quickly and will help you outfish those other guys...with the vests...heehee ; ) Ok...I'm just kidding there...well, maybe. Give it a hard look!!
Oh, I thought this was a giveaway...with my shape I'd look like I was pregnant, front and back.ReplyDelete
Howard ~ Maybe you would like to wear one of those nice "old school" shoulder bags like Studmuffin above... : )ReplyDelete
Great pack! Did you know that, Midgeman, Twoguy's, you and myself all wear that same pack? and gosh knows who else..ReplyDelete
Id like to add to your reveiw and say...
Those zippers munch through tippet like know bodys buisness!
River Runs Through It...about once a month I pop in the DVD and go straight to the fish battle. Classic.ReplyDelete
Bigerrr ~ There is the endorsement I needed! Wow...I am in such good company. Now I know that I made the right decision!ReplyDelete
CC ~ A classic that needs to be watched time and again..."I am haunted by waters"!!!
I'll take the accessory in the first photo!ReplyDelete
I have to start carrying my own stuff. Up until now, Dustin has carried all our accessories, but he's tired of me coming to him when I have to change flies or get hung up on a rock and break. I haven't found anything I like, because like you, I don't want anything on my chest. I might need to go try this pack on for size.
Quick question...Where do you hang your net?
Oh Steph...you are so funny! It's time for you to carry your gear...yes it is! I'm such a dork...I have been wearing my net on a separate belt when all the while there was a nice big loop at the top of the pack for a net...duh...I have made the switch and now it fits nicely under the pack and feels much more secure.ReplyDelete
Ok, then I definitely need to go check this pack out. I carry my net on my belt of my waders and I'm constantly tripping over it, whether it is sticking my knee or foot through it. I dunked myself twice this weekend because of it. I wanted to throw it across the river!ReplyDelete
Steph ~ Do It, To It!!! You will be much happier.ReplyDelete