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New Packs from Patagonia


Sweet Fish Pack Patagonia says that this is the ultimate pack for travel or for angling that requires extended hiking. Ideal for backcountry trout, steelhead, surf or flats fishing, the Sweet Fish Pack is made from an 840-denier 100 percent … more

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Three Affordable New Packs and a Duffel from Fishpond


Nimbus Guide Pack Fishpond‘s Nimbus has enough space to carry all of the necessities and more to get the job done on the water. The lightweight, waterproof, breathable fabric combines with an air LTE lumbar support for all day comfort. … more

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SmithFly’s New Switch Kit

The Switch Kit is a modular system that allows fully-loaded pockets to mount on either a vest, bag or waist belt. When you wade, wear the vest. When you float take the bag, and when you fish the farm pond on … more

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William Joseph Armadillo and Coastal Packs

William Joseph’s new Armadillo pack features a ZIPNO closure system, airtrack suspension, waterproof molded foam and snag-free design, with a removable chest pack. MSRP: $159.99. Their new Coastal pack also features a removable chest pack and Willy J Airtrack suspension. … more

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Water Master Dry Bag

Whether you’re a saltwater or freshwater angler, odds are you’ve learned to appreciate the utility and value of a good dry bag for carrying things like wallets, cameras, and spare clothing. While relatively simple in concept, not all dry bags … more

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New Simms Headwaters Half Day Pack


This is a nice little bag that can store all the gear needed for the better part of a day on the river. It’s light and tough, and features 13 liters of interior space. A breathable back panel adds to the … more

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Rising Fish Flask Pack


This pack features dedicated floatant/bottle holders, a horizontal tippet leash, tool slots, “tippet 4-life” pocket, lash system, and neoprene strap. MSRP: $59. Find more info on the Rising Fish Web site.  More mentions of Rising Fish on MidCurrent.

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LL Bean Double L Vest

L.L. Bean designers created the “Double L Vest” to feature “Air Mesh” shoulder material that supports the weight of your gear while helping keep you comfortable. Sandwiched between the Air Mesh is soft, perforated foam for extra support, breathability and … more

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New William Joseph Packs and Bags for 2011


William Joseph has 19 new bags and packs for 2011, and have also redesigned three of their older models.   Exodus II When William Joseph launched this pack a few years ago, consumers were impressed with its technical features and … more

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Podcast: Rosenbauer on Vests vs. Packs and “Going West, Going West”

In his latest podcast Tom Rosenbauer compares vests, chest packs, waist packs and sling packs, covers how best to keep your flies floating (and reveals his secret), and answers a question about realistic vs. impressionistic flies. But the main topic …

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