Who Wears A Vest?

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Do you wear a fishing vest?

Yes
12
36%
No
15
45%
Sometimes
5
15%
I don't have to tell you anything!!
1
3%
 
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robtf
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Who Wears A Vest?

Post by robtf » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:32 pm

I don't see a way to do a "poll" here... but just curious. While I have a couple of vests, I haven't used them in years (not that I'm doing all that much fw fishing in places
where I "would have" used them, but I digress...)

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I've got a fanny pack and 2 different sling packs (one for salt flyfishing, one for fw flyfishing) that I use pretty much anytime
I'm not cruising the surf in my 4runner.
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Twism86 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:52 pm

I have a vest and wear it occasionally. I have a fanny pack as well, or a small backpack, which I use more. I just load it up with what I will be using that day. The vest hangs in the closet and hold most of fly boxes, that's really its main use.

Also, I added a poll for you. Did you see the option towards the bottom of the page (next to "Attachments")?
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by joe_panella » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:34 pm

I'd depends on how deep I am wading and where I may be fishing. I wear a vest a waist pack or just carry a few things with neither.

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Dave B. » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:54 pm

I wear a vest when fly fishing but carry a creel when spin fishing. Old habits die hard.

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by BiggerThomas » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:28 pm

I haven't worn a vest ever since my wife bought me a lanyard a few years ago. I don't carry much as it is, so the lanyard works just fine. Plus, much more fashionable :lol:

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Jaybird » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:34 pm

Lee Wulff invented the fishing vest , if it's good enough for him , it's good enough for me .

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by 46er » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:40 pm

I use a small chest pack, take as little as possible with me.
aka; Ralph

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Bob J » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:43 am

Went to a sling pack last year and really like it. Only issue was wading deep one day on the Delaware. That's out of character for me as I typically wade very shallow so I'm pleased with it. Of course they do have waterproof slings, but I find them a bit more bulky and harder to zip in and out of. I went with a smaller sized sling, and I'm liking that decision because I'm no longer carrying around 10 fly boxes I never use.

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by robtf » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:40 am

Twism86 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:52 pm
I have a vest and wear it occasionally. I have a fanny pack as well, or a small backpack, which I use more. I just load it up with what I will be using that day. The vest hangs in the closet and hold most of fly boxes, that's really its main use.

Also, I added a poll for you. Did you see the option towards the bottom of the page (next to "Attachments")?
thanks!

I don't see the option below (as I type this)... I'll try looking at a new post

edit: yes, I see it now.... will keep that in mind for the future ! :lol: 8-)
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by robtf » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 am

Dave B. wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:54 pm
I wear a vest when fly fishing but carry a creel when spin fishing. Old habits die hard.
OMG... a creel... you are OLD AS DIRT Dave :mrgreen:

A wicker creel brings back my oldest memories of fishing as my dad used one and would come home after opening day with his trout
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by robtf » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:47 am

I'm not saying a vest is "bad", I still have mine, but I've just taken to storing related "stuff" in the sling packs and fanny pack so I can grab and go for trout, warmwater, or saltwater, pond, surf or river. I think if I was just focusing on fly fishing for trout, I'd still be using my vest a lot more, just a guess.
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Drossi » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:43 pm

I wear a vest most of the time. It has my staff and net right were I need them plus everything I need and more (too much more). But I like it.

I do have a chest pack that I wear instead for my small stream, bushwacking adventures.
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by lightenup » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:59 pm

I'll wear a vest under my sport coat on special occasions only. I prefer a nice patterned front and a silk or satin black back...Then on to some avocado toast and a good beard trimming.. ;)

Fishpond pack..vests are for old men and women.. :D :D :D :D

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by barkeater » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:27 pm

I haven't worn a vest in years. I use an Orvis waterproof sling pack. I agree with the prior comment that they are stiffer than non waterproof ones and the zipper is harder to pull. They are however completely water proof. I spilled a bottle of orange juice in mine and did not lose a drop. :D

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Johnw » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:18 pm

I wear a vest that contains just about everything related to fly fishing that I've accumulated over the past 60 plus years and it ways a ton but I'm not about to change at this point.

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Drossi » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:24 pm

lightenup wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:59 pm

Fishpond pack..vests are for old men
Watch out about who you're calling old son.....
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Rusty Spinner » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:12 pm

I use a large chest pack (William Joseph) which replaced vests for me a few years ago. I can't imagine going back. I carry more crap than the law allows, so I have the large one with storage front and back. The magnetic openings allow fast in and out with one finger. I regularly carry 6 fly boxes, my regular glasses or sunglasses, a first aid kit, and everything you would need to guide a couple of clients all day which is far more than most any single angler would need in a week. For the salt, I use a much smaller, front side only chest pack. Salty fly fishing is far less complex than is trout fishing.
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by PortMurrayAng » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:21 pm

I finally retired my 20 year old LL Bean vest. That thing was awesome and carried everything plus 10 beers. I tried different packs but the always felt cumbersome, so I always went back to the musty, moldy, beer vest. This year I got a reddington and love it. I quit drinking so I don't have to worry about carrying beer anymore.

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Dave B. » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:16 pm

robtf wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 am
Dave B. wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:54 pm
I wear a vest when fly fishing but carry a creel when spin fishing. Old habits die hard.
OMG... a creel... you are OLD AS DIRT Dave :mrgreen:

A wicker creel brings back my oldest memories of fishing as my dad used one and would come home after opening day with his trout
LOL! Yeah, I am getting up there Rob, but I was referring to an old school 'Arctic Creel' not the wicker type. I need plenty of room for all my spinners, lures, salmon eggs, hemostats, old school Mustad 9260-D hooks, split shots, etc etc. BTW those damn hooks are getting harder and harder to find! I only have 2 online sources for them now, use to be able to pick them up in most bait & tackle shops.

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by lightenup » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:05 pm

Drossi wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:24 pm
lightenup wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:59 pm

Fishpond pack..vests are for old men
Watch out about who you're calling old son.....
If you can call me son, you old!!!

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