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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?

  2. #2
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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.

  5. #5
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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.

  8. #8
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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.

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