I’m no fisherman, but this chest pack meant to be used by fishermen appears to have uses for much more than taking along fishing flies and the like. It’s the White River Fly Shop Technical Tri Chest Pack, and it’s pictured here.
There are all kinds of vests with pockets, coats with big pockets, etc., and many are very good. They all have their purposes, but I can’t possibly profile them all. However, if you’ve got a favorite, I’d be glad to hear about it.
I mention this one because somewhere I read a brief recommendation for a Bass Pro Shop White River Chest Pack, and this looks to me like a good one for stashing all kinds of things when you’re hiking, backpacking, or otherwise on the move and don’t want to be burdened with extra packs.
Bass Pro’s description says this is an incredibly functional Technical Tri Chest Pack that offers loads of storage possibilities. It’s versatile enough to be comfortably worn in all conditions. It’s constructed with cool, lightweight airprene mesh interior for ventilation in warm weather.
This vest-styled chest pack has a padded shoulder strap system to evenly distribute weight for all-day comfort. It has dual drop down front pockets with accent webbing, and an extra-large zip-off back compartment that’s great for carrying an extra spool or reel if you’re going fishing. The back compartment measures: 9" x 7-1/2" x 3".
The front pockets also measure 9" x 7-1/2" x 3" and contain other internal pockets. If it will hold fly boxes and other accessories, just think what else you could carry. There’s also a small, zip-lock dry bag in the front right pocket while the left pocket has a foam fly bench.
As for how it fits, it has internal straps for easy sizing adjustments. This is a non-restrictive pack. If you’re fishing it won’t affect casting. It’s also an excellent choice for hike-in fishing trips or float tube fishing.
To order your White River Fly Shop Technical Tri Chest Pack from Bass Pro Shop, click on the picture above to go to the page with more complete information and a place for you to add it to your cart. Whether you’re fishing, hunting, or need to carry a few essentials on your person for whatever reason, get one or two of these