4.74/5 Stars out of 19 Reviews
Ronnie (NC) | July 1st, 2020
Whenever I first got the sling, it was larger than I had expected. But, after getting caught in a downpour with my smaller sling, I realized the value of the Flathead. The Flathead is large enough to fit several fly boxes plus lunch and a raincoat. Which comes in handy if you hike in to fish somewhere.
It's loaded with features and very comfortable to carry. The water bottle attachment at the bottom seems to be in the perfect spot to really balance it out to where it doesn't feel like you're carrying a heavy sling.
David Martell (UT) | May 8th, 2020
I had a hip pack much smaller and a SIMMS sling that was too big. I feel like this is the perfect size to give me enough room for all my gear and a few roadies but not too big that I get sick of carrying it after a few hours when my shoulder starts to ache. My only complaint is the net holder can be a little cumbersome when I take it on and off but it works pretty well. Love the front magnet puch for fly boxes.
John (CT) | January 18th, 2020
I decided on the flathead sling because of the size and features. I had an idea of what I wanted and features - bottle holders, outside spots for tools, and space for lunch/jacket. This fit the bill. I like the overall construction. I have started to load it up to get a feel for it. It is definitely roomy inside. I like the magnet close pouch. I wish the "tags" for tool placement on the shoulder strap had a little more distance to the tool loop. Not sure if that makes sense, I bought the Fishpond tool retractor attached to shoulder strap with some nippers, but it does not sit well on the strap when wearing the bag. This could be user error. I am still trying to the bag laid out the way I like it.
I like all the gear tie down points on the bag, seems to be well thought out.