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Mike Barrio

Fishing Bags
« on: October 02, 2014, 13:12:50 PM »
Do you use a fishing bag for your trout fishing, or are you a fan of back packs, bum bags, chesties etc?

Do you use different methods of carting your gear around for a river compared to a loch or stillwater?

How do you carry your fishing stuff .............................?
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Rob Brownfield

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 14:44:53 PM »
Like this :)


But for fly fishing I don't take so much gear :)

Trout/grayling river, Airflow Outlander vest/backpack combi

Trout stillwater, Plano tool bag. It has internal pockets big enough for reels and boxes whilst having a waterproof, lipped base meaning standing it in mud ot puddles is not an issue. Its a subtle brown colour too, 20 for B&Q whilst the fishing version in green is 70!

Salmon river, an Orvis bum/chest pack sling over my shoulder. Extras are stuffed in my jacket pockets.

Saltwater/Pike fly fishing, same Orvis pack as above or a chest pack/back pack combi also from Orvis

Trout stream, an ex army windproof smock with pockets.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Colin Sunley

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 15:14:17 PM »
The Boot of my car is my bag, I  just tend to load up the pockets of the Vest's or Jackets where ever I'm going.
I have everything in there which is probably not the best of idea's saying as there is about 1200 quid's worth of gear in there, Easy mash and Grab,   :z8  

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 22:03:30 PM »
When fishing rivers I tend to use a vest. For hills loch when traveling light, i.e. No stove and minimal supplies, I use an Orvis Safe Passage Tri Pack. This is my preferred choice as it allows me to keep mobile and explore numerous waters without having to backtrack.  If I await to take a stove, take the bike or think I may need additional clothing I will use a daypack and take a vest. This is ok if visiting a single loch but can be a pain if you want to explore.

Euan Innes

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2014, 22:40:38 PM »
Strange you should ask this Mike as I have just bought one of these from the states.

https://umpqua.com/products/packs-and-bags/packs-bags/overlook-500-chest-pack-0

And here's the video about it (from the folks I bought it from on ebay)



And from Umpqua (cooler vid!)



Initial impressions are great and I think this is what I have been after for a long time.
Full report to follow after a good trial period. Intheriffle.com are really good to deal with and the import tax is added before the UK customs can screw you  :z16
I like it!

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Mike Barrio

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 23:32:01 PM »
A bit early yet ..... but do I see a pattern emerging? :cool:
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Marc Fauvet

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2014, 16:43:11 PM »
William Joseph Confluence. perfect.


Andy Wren

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2014, 19:13:39 PM »
On the way out of the house I have 4 different bags
A salmon ,a resser trout bag a small river trout bag and a wee SWFF bag
Pick up the resser and river trout one and at the bank side the contents required gets transferred into my Orvis takl pak,unless I am boat fishing when the bag goes on board
SWFF I dont have enough kit to load into a waistcoat so its a pocket job
salmon Its set up with a fly box a couple of spools and a SH wallet all goes in wading jacket
Cant stand those things that makes me look like I am wearing Maddonas bra!
Andy Wren

Mike Barrio

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2014, 12:43:48 PM »
Cant stand those things that make me look like I am wearing Maddonas bra!

 :z4  :z4  :z4
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Mike Barrio

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2014, 00:21:24 AM »
Interesting to see the popularity of the various types of packs :cool:

So, if you are off to your favourite stretch of river, or perhaps a loch, for some bank fishing or wading ........ I'm guessing you'll prefer to travel light for your trout fishing. Apart from your rod in your hand and perhaps a net on your back, what do you carry in these packs? What do you want them to carry?

I'm sure your thoughts will be similar to mine, but it's always good to ask :wink

Cheers
Mike
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Euan Innes

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2014, 08:18:28 AM »
In my new chest pack I have all this -
two fly boxes (one large, one small)
Gink
Sink
Frogs Fanny
Forceps
Abel nippers (very expensive but very very good)
Smith Creek rod holder
Spare leaders
Leader attachment kit (needles and Zap-A-Gap)
3 spools of Drennan (3,4,5lb)
Leather leader straightener (old sharpening stone holder)
Net on the back
Platypus 1ltr bladder
Camera
Bog roll
Leatherman Squirt multitool (very handy)

The boxes and nylon get changed out when I am after silver tourists but other than that it stays the same.

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Rob Brownfield

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2014, 10:16:11 AM »
Waterproof jacket in the back pack part with a small flask of Bovril.
Boxes of flies divided into Dry/Wet/Nymph/Streamer/Bug, selected to match where and when I am fishing.
Spools of line
Ready made leaders/polyleaders
Scissors/foreceps combination
Floatant x 2, sinkant
Maggots  :X2

And thats really about it.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Jeff Donovan

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2014, 14:18:45 PM »
Close to the edge down by the river.......... Yes.

Mike Barrio

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2014, 15:58:29 PM »
I'm going fishing ..... not to war Taffy1 :z4

Cheers
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Jeff Donovan

Re: Fishing Bags
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2014, 16:23:20 PM »
I'm going fishing ..... not to war Taffy1 :z4

Cheers
Mike


  :z4 :z4 :z4
Close to the edge down by the river.......... Yes.

 




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