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    I have a few fanny packs and they are Ok, the one I like the best also holds a water bottle that can be critical. I live in the NE and do a lot of Striper fishing and wading the flats. A stripping basket is more essential than the Fanny pack and the two just don't work well together. For years I used a Fishpond Fanny/Shoulder bag that worked quite well.

    I as previously mentioned earlier by bobbrown I also have just purchased an Orvis Sling Pack. I feel this thing is going to be the perfect ticket. It is light, out of the way and it is so easy to move it to get at any of the items your carrying. I would highly suggest If you have an Orvis store that is accessible in the area to at least try one on and see how well it works and how light it is, even when fully stocked.
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    Patagonia has a new one out. It looks big though and not sure how waterproof it is.

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    ref. maxpedition bag

    I have several maxpedition bags including a larger version of the one pictured. They are great bags and made well...but they are heavy. The nylon is heavy weight and if it gets wet it will be like an anchor. I use mine to carry a handgun and some other stuff...so its heavy already. Great bags though when you are on vacation and need to carry a lot of stuff around a city or in the country. I carry mine and throw in some of my wifes stuff so she doesnt have to carry her purse. Provides safety and convenience.

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    I've been using the Simms Dry Creek Flats Pack (same one as what Kevin Kelly posted). Comfortable, waterproof and gets the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol'DirtyCaster View Post
    I'm with you there. The chestpack is the most rediculous design for bag, it's almost like they sat down and thought of the most inconvenient and obtrusive place to carry a bag.
    I've been using the William Joseph satchels for close to a decade, but they've stopped making them. I get great deals on fishpond stuff, but they don't make a sling. The sling pack made by orvis is functional but it just doesn't look like it put together very well. My bag is on it's last leg (and it stinks), so I'll be watching this thread closely.
    ODC, looks like William Joseph is making a sling pack again.

    http://www.williamjoseph.net/gear.php?userChoice=Creel#

    http://www.wyomingflyfishing.com/Wil...ies-P3256.aspx

    I use a sling pack that got for free from the bank lol..its been going strong for 4 years now. but I'm looking for something different.

    Orvis has a new sling pack.

    http://www.orvis.com/store/product.a...subcat_id=6670

    compared to.

    http://www.orvis.com/store/product.a...subcat_id=6670

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnD View Post
    ODC, looks like William Joseph is making a sling pack again.

    http://www.williamjoseph.net/gear.php?userChoice=Creel#

    http://www.wyomingflyfishing.com/Wil...ies-P3256.aspx

    I use a sling pack that got for free from the bank lol..its been going strong for 4 years now. but I'm looking for something different.

    Orvis has a new sling pack.

    http://www.orvis.com/store/product.a...subcat_id=6670

    compared to.

    http://www.orvis.com/store/product.a...subcat_id=6670


    I'm going with the patagonia stealth atom.

    http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/...?p=48325-0-961

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol'DirtyCaster View Post
    I'm going with the patagonia stealth atom.

    http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/...?p=48325-0-961
    That's a good looking pack !

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    I think yall are spending Way to much money on this. Find an inexpensive camera bag with no metal in it and a velcro or magnetic closure, works just fine.

    Spend your money on getting out there fishing not fancy gizmos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeH View Post
    I think yall are spending Way to much money on this. Find an inexpensive camera bag with no metal in it and a velcro or magnetic closure, works just fine.

    Spend your money on getting out there fishing not fancy gizmos.

    A pack that's unobtrusive, lightweight, comfortable, and durable is going to set you back a few. I don't see the point in spending money on a makeshift pack that's always going to be in your way, or doesn't function the way you need it to. I have more than a few camera bags, and none of them look like anything I'd want to carry around for 30-50hrs a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol'DirtyCaster View Post
    A pack that's unobtrusive, lightweight, comfortable, and durable is going to set you back a few. I don't see the point in spending money on a makeshift pack that's always going to be in your way, or doesn't function the way you need it to. I have more than a few camera bags, and none of them look like anything I'd want to carry around for 30-50hrs a week.
    So if you did'nt have the change for the fancy stuff would you sit home on the couch or make due with what could get you out there and fishing?
    You dont have to spend a pile of cash to have Fun Flyfishing! To many people are getting spooked off from trying it because of all this nonsense about spending Big Bucks.

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