VMP (Washington) | April 20th, 2021
Good size pack, I can get a mix of 4 small/ medium fly boxes in the bigger compartment. Leaders, weight, indicators go nicely in the smaller compartment. Net holder is solid and the rail system works nicely supporting the Thunderhead Water Bottle holder and the quick shot.
Only issue is that there isn’t a way to connect the quick shot magnet to the shoulder strap for a fixed system to carry a second rod. But the quick shot will give you a solid place to hold your rod while you use two hands tying knots or re-rigging. The shoulder strap has nice attachment spots and is comfortable.
Ronnie (NC) | December 13th, 2020
I have been trying to find what gear carrying system worked for me. The sling lacked organization, the backpack required me to take off to use, and the chest pack makes net storage difficult. This solved all my problems. Great organization, large enough to carry plenty of gear, and the net holder holds a mid length net with no issues. This also prevented the neck and upper back area from getting tight after carrying a sling or chest pack. It sits perfectly on your hips and the shoulder strap keeps it from sliding down. It's perfect.
Josh (Asheville, NC) | May 12th, 2020
This pairs perfectly with my fishpond chest pack and having a net holder is a MUST! It is so nice to be able to push the packs out of the way when not in use!
Larry (Chesterfield Missouri) | March 23rd, 2020
I had trouble placing my order on line a customer service person took my order over the phone and sent confirmation out immediately. I received the order in 4 days. The product is exactly what I had been looking for, great fishpond quality I could not be happier. Thank you fishpond and Reelflyrod.
colton glass (WV) | March 12th, 2020
I recently purchased one of these in order to go more light weight and man am I glad I did, it holds everything I need and keeps it out of the way until I need it, I highly recommend to anyone that’s wants a quality made pack that allows you to personalize it to your needs! Great purchase
Logan Beaver (Parker) | January 17th, 2020
It holds all the fly boxes I need for the day and the loop at the back is perfect for holding the fishpond nets. Love this wading belt system.
GB (WA) | September 4th, 2019
So simple yet so brilliant! I, like most fishermen have dozens of vests, packs, slings, hip packs, chest packs, etc and they all serve a purpose (most of the time). This "system" allows you to be a minimalist with gear at times you want to run light and add on all types of extra components when you need more carry room. Super easy to connect and disconnect other competes, Like other reviews have said the net holder is the BEST for regular, oversized, or long handled nets. Very Comfortable, I also have the Fishpond Summit Sling and I like the shoulder sling here better in terms of placement and fitment.
Michael (Kentucky) | September 1st, 2019
Finally I can enjoy a day on the water without neck pain. I have bulging discs in my neck and no matter what I tried (vests, sling packs, chest packs, etc) by the end of the day my neck paid the price. This system has finally provided relief. Fit and finish top notch, the should strap really isn't needed and/or doesn't support weight. Also, the pack in the pic looks huge, it isn't but large enough for several boxes, tools, tippet, leaders, etc. The net holder is A+++ in design and function. Highly recommended if you suffer from neck problems. Added bonus, tighten up the wading belt and it provides nice lower back support.
YJK (CA) | May 26th, 2019
This is the very best thing I have ever had! You can carry all you need for fly fishing and your hands are still free. Te belt supports your back very well and making the gears, bag, net, etc. almost weightless. You may need to get an additional bag to carry snacks, water, etc. Your every penny is worth for this amazing product!