Who Wears A Vest?

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Do you wear a fishing vest?

Yes
12
38%
No
14
44%
Sometimes
5
16%
I don't have to tell you anything!!
1
3%
 
Total votes: 32

robtf
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by robtf » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:42 pm

Johnw wrote:
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.
pick up a wicker creel to hold your trout and you'd be right "up there" with Dave ;)
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by robtf » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:47 pm

Dave B. wrote:
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.
I find getting specific types of hooks is becoming a pain in the butt. I give up and just use what I have after a while (still have enough to open a small tackle shop, even a few years after reining in an 18 year spending spree, but I digress)

Ah, "Arctic Creel"... I had one of those which disintegrated for some reason. Maybe leaving it in 105degree cars too many times after fishing might have done it in... dunno. I was fishing over a 100 times a year there for a stretch (child's play for some here, I know, but a huge difference from my current schedule)

ok, then, not a wicker creel. Guess that distinction belongs to JohnW HAHAHAHA
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Rusty Spinner » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:18 pm

Always wanted to hang a wicker creel in my office, but they get too much $$ for old ones these days.
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Johnw
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Johnw » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:48 pm

I did have a wicker creel at one point along with a metal worm container that strapped on my belt. I I even had a metal telescoping fly rod.

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lightenup
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by lightenup » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:26 pm

I have 2 wicker creels. One was my great gandfathers and one was my grandfathers... I store things in them as they fit I to the corner of a closet well.

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by NJpatbee » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:21 am

I have a 35+ year old Leonard Shortie vest that I always use. Some of the pockets are held together on the inside with duct tape but when I am fly fishing it is part of my skin. I carry many hundreds of flies but they are light and not bulky at all. I know where everything is, including types of flies, tippet material, nippers, etc. and would not be without it.

robtf
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by robtf » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:33 pm

Johnw wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:48 pm
I did have a wicker creel at one point along with a metal worm container that strapped on my belt. I I even had a metal telescoping fly rod.
I still have a clip on metal worm container, think I got rid of the salmon-egg-jar-belt-holder though.
Never got my dad's wicker creel, I think my brother nabbed that or my Mom threw it out.
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lightenup
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by lightenup » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:31 pm

who here fished with those crappy old zebco closed face button launchers....might have been the worst reel ever made. I was 5 and knew it stunk....still had fun though. 😁

Jaybird
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Jaybird » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:51 am

lightenup wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:31 pm
who here fished with those crappy old zebco closed face button launchers....might have been the worst reel ever made. I was 5 and knew it stunk....still had fun though. 😁
Nothing has hurt fishing license sales more than those Dog Shit reels ..... I'd give up fishing if that's all I had ... I'm sure Zebco is working with some video game lobby .

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by lightenup » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:30 pm

Jaybird wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:51 am
lightenup wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:31 pm
who here fished with those crappy old zebco closed face button launchers....might have been the worst reel ever made. I was 5 and knew it stunk....still had fun though. 😁
Nothing has hurt fishing license sales more than those Dog Shit reels ..... I'd give up fishing if that's all I had ... I'm sure Zebco is working with some video game lobby .
LOL, were we taking about the lack of a Hendrickson "hatch" in Califon the other day?

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by garden hackle » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:27 pm

lightenup wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:31 pm
who here fished with those crappy old zebco closed face button launchers....might have been the worst reel ever made. I was 5 and knew it stunk....still had fun though. 😁
Ron Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman, I still have mine.
[url][https://images.app.goo.gl/T5k4EUqf9ySk56ZR7/url]

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by garden hackle » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:28 pm

garden hackle wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:27 pm
lightenup wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:31 pm
who here fished with those crappy old zebco closed face button launchers....might have been the worst reel ever made. I was 5 and knew it stunk....still had fun though. 😁
Ron Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman, I still have mine.
https://images.app.goo.gl/T5k4EUqf9ySk56ZR7

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lightenup
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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by lightenup » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:18 pm

garden hackle wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:27 pm
lightenup wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:31 pm
who here fished with those crappy old zebco closed face button launchers....might have been the worst reel ever made. I was 5 and knew it stunk....still had fun though. 😁
Ron Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman, I still have mine.
[url][https://images.app.goo.gl/T5k4EUqf9ySk56ZR7/url]
Far superior product than the zebco my friend..Ron Popeil makes quality gear... ;)

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Re: Who Wears A Vest?

Post by Troutman » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:06 pm

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