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Shakeyfly

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Waterproof backpacks
« on: January 30, 2018, 02:29:16 PM »

Anyone have the Fishpond thunderhead? Thoughts?
Anyone been using the Patagonia Stormfront? Also thoughts? I know Fishtaco just got the patagonia backpack. I've been eyeballing that for a long time and interested in seeing how he likes it after some time with it. Just curious if anyone else out there is using these?


Fishpond has a lot of nice features, and I like how you can take off the lumbar belt. and I also like how the lumbar belt as a place to hold pliers etc.


But I like how the patagonia is so simple. Less stuff for fly line to get caught on etc. Just curious if anyone has used one or the either?
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Re: Waterproof backpacks
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 04:41:57 PM »

I have an older fishpond sling pack I've had it for a couple years, maybe 3 one small pocket and one large pocket and a spot for a second rod/ tube it's definitely water proof and no issues. Only thing is inside is a zipper pocket that is starting to come off but I will glue it back next time I use it. If the backpack is built the same it would be a no brained for me
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Re: Waterproof backpacks
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 10:00:08 PM »

I have a Stormfront and it's nice.  Would I buy it again?.. probably.  It's not the most comfortable, it doesn't offer any padding for cameras/etc, it doesn't have outside pockets, but it is waterproof and a lot easier to access than a roll top.  I like it if I think the wading could get a little hairy, or if I'm in and out of a boat.  If I'm hiking any type of distance into a spot, I'd rather wear my regular day pack, which is much, much more comfortable. 

The Fishpond bag looks nice, especially if you are willing to buy the accessories. 
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Re: Waterproof backpacks
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 07:53:15 AM »

Great information guys thank you.

I like the fishpond too, and especially with the accessories. The Quickshot rod holder etc.
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