Lanyards - How many of you guys wear them?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Codioos, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Well, that does it. You guys that use lanyards are, well, let's say are---- "girly girls". :D
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  2. Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    My old Morning Star is super handy, got nippers, mini swiss, and a fly patch at the ready. I usually just tuck it into my waders top to keep it from flopping. (The lanyard that is)
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  3. Impact Hottub New Member

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    All Good in the Hood
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    i love using a lanyard. if im just running down to the river durring lunch or jumping from spot to spot on a few highway sections, i can have my lanyard ready with my tippet, nipper, and hemostat, and just put a puck of flys in my pocket. i dont really like fish with a pack if i dont have to. if im spendin a few hours, ill wear a pack, but ill still wear my lanyard and have my most used items right there... less digging around. theres enough weight to not flop around, but not so much that i feel it on my neck. mine is homemade- paracord style- like $2.
  4. RustE drifting about

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    Great Lakes
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    Like the idea of an Abel Tool and small(er) Swiss Army knife. Need to add those.
  5. larrylongline New Member

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    Yep. I have my nippers, floatant, a fly patch, sunglasses cleaning rag, 2 tippets, and a small bottle of sunscreen usually.
  6. jwg Active Member

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    a couple of clips to hold flies while I am tying them on, nippers, floatant. I have more but beyond these essentials its up to you how much you want on it.

    I have a bought one, and one I assembled myself especially for salt water to make sure I did not have things that were going to corrode.

  7. surfnsully Active Member

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    I dated myself there. I meant waist pack :)
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  8. troutdopemagic Active Member

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    I use a lanyard ( don't recall the name) when I'm stream fishing for trout. On it I keep a Leatherman Micra (the one with scissors), bottle of Loon Top Ride,bottle of Loon Aquel, a couple Thingamabobbers, 5 or so tippet spools, and a leader straightener I never use. With a lanyard I wear a Simms Hip Pack. If you keep it clipped to your shirt and not to heavy, it shouldn't really get in the way. When I'm streamer fishing or chasing steel, I use a piece of paracord to hold my Leatherman Micra around my neck and tucked down my jacket and all my other terminal tackle is in my wader pocket.
  9. Davbaker Member

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    Definitely use one. I have never had fly line tangle. In the past I could never find what I needed in a vest or waist pack no matter how organized I tried to be. Love it.
  10. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I use the lanyard when Tenkara fishing as thats when I'm in the minimalist mode otherwise I use a chest pack made by cortland.
  11. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Only when I'm in the boat; that way tippet, nippers and such are ready to hand when somebody needs me to fix a small problem quickly. Otherwise, the thing lives someplace in the truck.
  12. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I made one for myself to use when sitting on a lake. I also added a clip to hold the thing to my shirt so it wouldn't get in the way when ever I bent over.
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  13. The Dude Member

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    Well somebody had to say it.............
  14. Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    Count me as a lanyard convert. A lanyard and small sling pack have replaced my old, overloaded, heavy (and chronically stereotypical) fly vest . Lanyard and sling pack combo are less bulky, more convenient and much more comfortable to use. Lanyard holds tippet, nippers and bottle of floatant. Sling pack gets extra fly box(es), net attachment, water bottle & flask (!) and misc accessories (indicators, weights, extra leader, etc.) Bottom line, though --- I carry far less crap these days without that crappy 'classic' vest.
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  15. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I love them, I use mine every time I go fishing. I keep all the essentials on it, nippers, forcepts, floatant, tippet (lots of tippet) and a fly patch (for drying flies which get left in there) basically if I forget everything but my lanyard I can still usually catch a fish or two.
  16. Abomb Member

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    In the skinny
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    Pretty much this^ and this:
    Don't leave home without it.

    For the guys crying about it flopping all over the place, there should be a clip on the bottom of it to secure the lanyard to your shirt so it should not sag anymore than an item of clothing.
  17. Bill Aubrey Active Member

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    Tacoma, WA
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    I use mine for nippers and forceps whenever I fish. It keeps them real handy and I don't have to worry about dropping them. Weight is minimal.
  18. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    I just put mine on the inside of my waders
  19. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    Better than a vest! Vests are silly
  20. GAT Active Member

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    They remind me of something a Voodoo Medicine Man would wear and Voodoo Medicine Men scare me. :eek: