After building a reputation for producing rugged and functional fly fishing equipment over the past ten years, Fishpond enters its second decade by building on their previous successes. Be sure to watch the videos at the bottom of this page which feature Fishpond co-founder, John Le Coq, talking about their new vests and packs with MidCurrent at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Denver.
Tundra Tech Pack
If you want to hike in to remote lakes or rivers, this pack is a great new option. With a molded back and internal frame, the Tundra Tech is meant to carry lots of gear. The chest pack, sold separately as the Deep Creek (see below) attaches to both the front and the back of the pack for freedom of movement while fishing or hiking.
Two large backpack compartments and an expandable Spandura front pouch allow plenty of room for gear. Wading staff lash points and an integrated rod tube system allows hassle-free carrying of two rod tubes and a wading staff. The 1525-cubic inch backpack also holds a 100-ounce hydration bladder. One main storage compartment holds several fly boxes and the zip-down fly bench holds even more flies. The pack includes an integrated floatant holder as well as numerous gear attachment tabs and loops.
This classic-style, streamlined vest has all of the technical features that are in Fishpond’s other vests. It has adjustable shoulder and waist straps for a one-size-fits-most sizing and a wide range of adjustability when layering. A mesh back helps keep your back cool in warm weather. Like many Fishpond packs, this vest has a large, easy-access back pouch. The vertical chest pockets hold large and medium fly boxes while gear attachment tabs and loops are found throughout. There are thirteen pockets in total and, for cold fishing days, fleece-lined pockets. This vest is available in waxed cotton canvas in Fishpond’s “Silt” color scheme or lightweight nylon in “Barnwood.”
Elk River Youth Vest
Designed for kids 12 and older, the Elk River Youth Vest is styled and fit just for kids but cool enough and durable enough to wear for years. The lightweight fabric and padded shoulder straps are sure to keep kids comfortable, while thirteen pockets, a large back pouch and gear attachment tabs and loops provide plenty of room for gear.
Chica Women’s Vest
The Chica Women’s Vest is a sleek new vest with several comfort features. A mesh back and lightweight, breathable fabric keeps you cool while the fleece pockets warm up chilly hands. Adjustable shoulder and waist straps are ideal for layering and a custom fit. The nine interior and exterior pockets as well as the large back pouch hold plenty of gear.
Piney Creek Tech Pack
The Piney Creek Tech Pack is the smaller version of the Tundra Tech Pack, but it still allows you to carry plenty of gear for a full day on the river. The 1220-cubic-inch backpack and chest pack are a modular design to carry gear while hiking and fishing. The backpack has padded, contoured straps, two large compartments, and two zip-out rod tube holders. The backpack also holds a 100-ounce hydration bladder. The chest pack, available separately as the Deep Creek (see below) attaches to both the front and the back of the pack for freedom of movement while fishing or hiking. One main storage compartment holds one large fly box, and the zip-down fly bench holds even more flies. It also includes an integrated floatant holder and gear attachment tabs and loops. $169
Lodgepole Fishing Satchel
This durable cotton canvas satchel, says Fishpond, “brings heritage back to the sport.” The large main compartment has plenty of organizing pockets, and the removable waist strap improves carrying comfort. There is one exterior pocket that is zippered and a small exterior accessories pocket. The lid has both magnets and buckles for closure options so you don’t have to worry about losing any gear when bushwhacking. The exterior also has Hypalon® accessory tabs for attaching miscellaneous tools.
Deep Creek Chest Pack
The Deep Creek contours to the body for maximum comfort and is sized for all-day fishing. One main compartment can hold several fly boxes and plenty of other features accommodate everything needed for a day on the water.
Tumbleweed Chest Pack
For the minimalist fly fisher who needs only a bit of gear, the Tumbleweed has plenty of added features.
Lost Canyon Gear Bag
Function and quick access are all what this gear bag is all about. Necessities are at your fingertips and organization is moldable to your needs, with movable dividers. This rugged 16-ounce-cotton canvas gear bag has a large zip-top lid with a quick access top hatch and a molded waterproof bottom. Two large zippered exterior pockets and one slash pocket hold the excess items while the interior movable divider system can accommodate even more gear. Tippet spool cords and an adjustable, padded shoulder strap complete this bag’s numerous features.
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Below: John le Coq, co-founder of FishPond, talks on video about the new gear bags and packs that will be offered by the company in 2011.
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