New York Times Does Vest Tests

September 6, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

OK, they did put it in their Fashion & Style section, but we’ll try not to hold that against them. David Ellerstein, the owner and head guide of Jackson Hole Anglers in Jackson, Wyoming, field-tested five new models of fly fishing vest and New York Times writer Jessica Cassity delivers the results in slide-show format. “In a sport where stillness, patience and deftness count, having tools within arm’s reach is a must. Yet fly fisherman have been wrestling with backpacks, dropping rods and wading back to shore for years, all in the name of performing simple tasks like tying on a new fly. No wonder so many anglers wax on about the one that got away.”