Fly Fishing Gear: More Waist Packs Compared

September 27, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Michael Gracie does a side-by-side comparison of the Simms Headwaters Waist Pack and the Moutainsmith Tour Pack, the first a fanny pack (can we still say that?) specifically designed for fishing, and the second a hiker’s favorite that manages to score well as fishing gear. “Due to the scarcity of compartments, the Mountainsmith Tour feels big. Very big. It will comfortably fit four large waterproof C&F boxes in the main compartment (or two boxes and a philly cheese steak sandwich – I’ve given those up but it doesn’t mean you have to) as well as odds and ends in the front pocket.”