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  1. #1
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    Sling Pack recommendations?

    Most recent thread I could find was 2 years old. Looking for recommendations. Wife wants to get me a Christmas gift and this is all I can think of, and I need a bigger pack than the small Orvis pack I have.
    Had looked at the Upqua Steamboat previously and looked great, but maybe thereís something newer/better?

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    The best I've used is the Fishpond thunderhead. I also tried Simms and Patagonia, sold those and kept the fishpond. Spendy but I often have a camera with me and need the waterproof'ness.

  3. #3
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    I've been digging the Patagonia vest front sling. I like being able to access the basics from the front, but still have the storage of a sling bag for an extra layer, water bottle, etc.
    Montani Semper Liberi

  4. #4
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    Veedavoo. Had one for a couple years and just bought 1 as a gift. Beast is the model. Awesome company.

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    +1 for the Fishpond options. I liked how the Umpqua steamboat wore but felt the pockets were too segregated, so even though it could carry a lot of little stuff, it was hard to fit single bigger items like a DSLR in. Plus Umpqua are horrible people not worth supporting...

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarsB View Post
    I've been digging the Patagonia vest front sling. I like being able to access the basics from the front, but still have the storage of a sling bag for an extra layer, water bottle, etc.
    I've seen how handy and good the Patagonia's.

  7. #7
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    I love my Simms Waypoints Large Sling. Well made and has plenty of room for my stuff.

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    Sling Pack recommendations?

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    Sling Pack recommendations?

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  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapt View Post
    +1 for the Fishpond options. I liked how the Umpqua steamboat wore but felt the pockets were too segregated, so even though it could carry a lot of little stuff, it was hard to fit single bigger items like a DSLR in. Plus Umpqua are horrible people not worth supporting...
    Ended up finding the Umpqua ZS Ambi for around $80 so I got it.

    Only used once. Not sure Iím sold on it yet.
    The fishponds are nice, but something didnít seem right about it.

  11. #11
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    I felt the same after checking out a number of slings in the shops. something is off with most of them. I use an old patagonia sling thats not designed for fishing but works when needed. would like to know how it works out!

    the veedavoo look interesting. just havnt seen in person. would like to read a review by someone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stolitonic View Post
    ...would like to read a review by someone...
    Here ya go:
    https://vedavoo.com/product/beast-sling/

  13. #13
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    Ya. Shoot me a pm with any questions. Iíve probably got 100 days on the vedavoo and really could not be happier. Net interface is not ideal (likely operator error) and Iíve just started sliding the net between my back and the sling when I bring 1 with me. My opinion is nets and slings are less than ideal most the time anyway.

  14. #14
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    Sling Pack recommendations?

    As an update. Umpqua ZS sling. This is long winded, but no one reads this anyway. Maybe it will help someone.

    Got to fish this past Sunday.

    The strap is sliding off of my shoulder. Even with the cross strap tightened, the strap on the shoulder always seems to be slipping off and Iím not sure why. My Orvis sling never did this. Iím not sure why itís happening. Maybe the angle of the strap isnít right (for me), or maybe itís too wide? In other words, too much of the strap is overhanging my shoulder and is slipping down? Maybe a narrower strap would sit better between my shoulder and neck.
    I need to put on the Orvis to compare.

    As far as a pack, I think the amount of space and pockets, etc is great. Not sure it sits in the best position when swung around, but that part seemed much better than my first time out with it.
    If this slipping off the shoulder issue wasnít happening , I probably wouldnít even notice the other things Iíd improve.

    Honestly, as much as I wanted this to work, I think Iím going to look again. Itís not critical, as it works fine and I donít fish enough....
    Ive always been intrigued with Vedavoo, and love the story, but Iíd like to be able to get my hands on one before I buy it.
    Maybe Iíll look at Simms and FP again, but they didnít click for me in the store. Will also look at the larger Orvis again.

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    Just get a vest and be done with it.
    Youíre a fly fisherman. Dress like it.


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    I have an Umpqua Steamboat I'd unload for $25 and split the shipping. PM if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapt View Post
    I have an Umpqua Steamboat I'd unload for $25 and split the shipping. PM if interested.
    I will take it if OP doesnt want it

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  18. #18
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    Sling Pack recommendations?

    Snapt...Dude..where were you in December? Let the fugitive have at it. At the very least, Iíd like to hear his thoughts. What are yours?

    I refuse to Vest...wtf oos?

    If I really get introspective, I carry too much shit. I have shitty fly boxes with shit I donít need and donít even know wtf Iíve got.
    I have smarted up enough to leave my hopper box at home in January so I guess thatís a start.

    Snapt, also curious why Umpqua are horrible people?
    Last edited by KenJongIll; 02-10-2019 at 03:59 PM.

  19. #19
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    So Iím updating this many months later.
    I guess now that Iíve have 3 consecutive days to fish I can give an honest observation that the Umpqua bag is a definite no go for me. Iíve literally got a blister on my shoulder, more like a cut. Itís a constant problem while fishing, falling off my shoulder.
    I like a lot about it other than how it fits me.
    Back in the market again... Iíll sell this one for $20 if anyone wants it, once I find what works for me.

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