Lanyards - How many of you guys wear them?

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  1. YAMMY

    YAMMY Member

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    Used one untill one day running the river in jet boat bent over to pick something off floor and the lanyard caught on oar lock-nearly crashed boat-not since have I used one.
     
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  2. Dave Evans

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    Definitely not the big ones that hold half of what I put in my vest. I have cord around my neck with my nippers and an old abel perfect tool. That is it.
     
  3. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    There's no way I could get away with it. I carry way to much shit with me, and all that shit that hang's. I'm glad that shit don't tinkle, ide sound like a cow.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Tried one, but it wasn't for me. Still like my waist pack... an upgrade from my fishing vest days. Several of my guide friends use them, but that makes sense given all the tippet management, fly changing, etc. they do as part of their job.
     
  5. Mark Mercer

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    I use one when I'm in my float tube and I like it a lot, everything is at hand and easy to get too. I would hate it for anything else.
     
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    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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    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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    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.
     
  9. RustE

    RustE drifting about

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    Like the idea of an Abel Tool and small(er) Swiss Army knife. Need to add those.
     
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    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.
     
  11. jwg

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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.

    Jay
     
  12. surfnsully

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    I dated myself there. I meant waist pack :)
     
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  13. troutdopemagic

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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.
     
  14. Davbaker

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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.
     
  15. bennysbuddy

    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.