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hek  
#51 Posted : Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:14:44 PM(UTC)
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I really like the Vedavoo slings. They are really simple, compact, and don't have a lot of attachments, peripherals, or dangling whatsamabobs to grab on to your line when you are casting.

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troutspotr  
#52 Posted : Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:21:40 PM(UTC)
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I'm a big fan of the 80/20 rule:
20% of your gear is used 80% of the time.
20% of your gear uses up 80% of the weight.

Put the to 20% of your gear up front where you can use it, and keep the rest in the back, out of the way, until you need it.

To this end, I've found that a backpack/frontpack is my favorite way to go. Flies, tippet, weights, indicators, and desicant up front. EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE BACK.

I've got a previous version of this setup, and I'm sticking to it forever.
http://fishpondusa.com/p...tail/oxbow-backpack/2421
Hoggies  
#53 Posted : Monday, April 24, 2017 9:37:16 PM(UTC)
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So, the Simms waypoints chest pack works pretty well. I like having it ride pretty high (hey, it's a chest pack, not a gut pack!), so I have the top straps as high as they'll go and I'm noticing that it's a gigantic pain in the ass to reach the bottom straps in order to cinch them down, since they need to be pulled away from the pack (ie backwards). So far that's my only complaint.
Hoggies  
#54 Posted : Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:12:11 AM(UTC)
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So, I got used to the issue with the straps. I was initially disappointed with the lack of a raincover, but it turns out a vinyl shower cap from the dollar store fits over it pretty well.
Hoggies  
#55 Posted : Thursday, February 15, 2018 3:23:53 AM(UTC)
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I received the Simms waypoints large sling for Christmas. I exchanged it and kicked in the extra $20 for the waypoints backpack that interfaces with the chest pack I already have. Fit and finish are insanely good. I'd initially wanted a 40L osprey, but this thing is the same level of quality. I think Simms' website actually undersells how nice it is.
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