Flyfishing Sling Pack

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Rick Sharp, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    I use the Orvis sling pack, works great.
  2. ICHI Member

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    Orvis guide sling pack...... Grrrrrreeaaat!
  3. IveofIone Active Member

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    Apparently the Piscatorial Purse has arrived! I look forward to the high heeled Ecotrax boots for extra deep wading. Some sequins on the lanyards would sure be nice....
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  4. miyawaki Active Member

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    I have been wearing my Orvis sling from the day the were introduced and have sold a ton of them at the store. It's perfect if you're a speyfisher, beachfisher or any other flyfisher who doesn't have to carry everything they own.

    Leland.
  5. ICHI Member

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    I got mine from Leland at the Orvis store
  6. Steve Saville Active Member

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    I'm glad someone said, "waterproof." That's the one objection to my Orvis pack. It has lost any waterproofing it had so I have to dry it out whenever it gets wet and anything inside gets wet, as well. Does anyone know of a product that can be sprayed on to do the job of waterproofing? Believe it or not, Amway used to have a product called Dry Fab that would have done it but they stopped making it, to my knowledge.
  7. Old406Kid Active Member

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    Spokane, WA
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    I switch between the Orvis sling and a waist pack. Seems like I always end up deep enough to get the waist pack
    wet so prefer the sling for that reason. Haven't ruined a cell phone or camera yet as I try to remember to keep
    those in the front pocket of my waders. Maybe Ive's new high heeled boot idea has some merit after all!
  8. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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  9. miyawaki Active Member

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    Mine is still drying from yesterday but then the insides are separated by ziploc bags.

    Leland.
  10. Craig Pablo Active Member

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    I have been using the patagonia sling pack for awhile now and absolutely love it. There is a waterproof pocket inside for phone, etc. There's only one thing I would change, and it's minor. I would put two zippers on the main compartment just like the front pocket, but that's just me being nitpicky!
  11. GAT Active Member

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    I don't know... kind'a reminds me of a man purse :)

    Hey, if a vest was good enough for Lee Wulff, they are certainly good enough for me :p
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  12. Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    I think calling a sling a purse is like calling a kilt a skirt. Technically true but usually not considers gateway cross dressing.:D
    I am waiting for the bandoleer, I could get two and wear them in a crisscross pattern with a bandanna buff, a Seattle sombrero and a rain poncho. The border patrol agents I see in my area won't know what to think.:D
  13. Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    Oh yeah cigars in the bandoleer..:D
  14. Tony Polizzi Active Member

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    GAT if.this does not become a cartoon I'm gonna call you a slacker:p
  15. GAT Active Member

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  16. Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

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    get the atom sling pack by patagonia have one and is the best thing since sliced bread!
  17. Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

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    I would get the atom sling instead
  18. tridentfly Member

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    Patagonia is coming out with a waterproof sling for the fall based on the Atom. I've never been a fan of any of the existing waterproof slings, so stay tuned to see how it will measure up.
  19. Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

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    Man i just got this one this spring. Damn oh well i like it so much i will have to get a new one and give this one to the wife.:)
  20. Tony Polizzi Active Member

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