Lanyards - How many of you guys wear them?

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  1. Alex MacDonald

    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.
     
  2. Old Man

    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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    Well somebody had to say it.............
     
  4. Dan Nelson

    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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  5. ak_powder_monkey

    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.
     
  6. Abomb

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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.
     
  7. Bill Aubrey

    Bill Aubrey Active Member

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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.
     
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    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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

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    Better than a vest! Vests are silly
     
  10. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    So, can someone load a good photo on here of all the crap hanging on them? Seriously, I suppose I should consider this, as I never pay attention to other fly fisherman's "trinkets" hanging from their necks. I wanna see this conglomeration!!!!!! Post it! :confused: Convince me! You can teach an old dog new tricks, but I'm tired of the quacking. SHOW ME this ultimate equipment that you rave about!! :rolleyes: I want to see these adornments and ornaments for men!
     
  12. Steve Unwin

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    I like my vest!
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Yeah, so far I like my vest too, or my sling pack. But, ya know, I bet some of these lanyards are just "darling".
     
  14. kmac

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    I thought about changing from a fishing vest to lanyard, but for many of the previously stated reasons I decided not to and instead went with a small chest pack. I was really glad I had it yesterday when hiking through brush and wading on the upper Yakima. My biggest concern with a lanyard would be getting it caught on brush or fly line and it seems like it would be in the way every time you lean forward.
     
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    These are pretty ;) :

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    This one is scary:

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    This one looks heavy:

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