Vest, Pack or Something Else? Carrying Your Gear

May 28, 2023 Domenick Swentosky Season 7 Episode 8
Vest, Pack or Something Else? Carrying Your Gear
Show Notes

What’s the best way to carry your gear? Should you use a vest, a chest pack, hip pack, sling pack or something else?

How you choose to carry gear is a personal and situational choice. It has everything to do with what you need to carry, and how far you like to walk. Do you need to carry extra layers and a raincoat, and how many tactics do you want to be ready for? Streamers, nymphs, dry flies and wets . . . or just dries?

We have more choices than ever before, but it pays to think about efficiency when selecting a carrying system. Because a big part of being versatile on the water is having easy access to whatever you need, right when you need it.

We Cover the Following

  • Best to have one system or many?
  • Carrying a net, water, and other heavy items
  • Minimalist setups
  • The disaster of a sling pack
  • The benefit of everything up front
  • Storage and convenience
  • Large pockets or many pockets
  • What about getting wet?
  • . . .  and much more


READ: Troutbitten | Pack or Vest? Why I'm a Vest Guy
READ: Troutbitten | 100 Day Gear Review -- Simms G3 Guide Vest
LISTEN: Troutbitten | PODCAST -- The Efficiencies that Waste Your Fishing Time
LISTEN: Troutbitten | PODCAST -- The Versatile Angler


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