At a Glance: Wading Packs

FishUSA stocks an extensive line of fly fishing packs and slings, most of which orientate to the needs of fly anglers, but the designs avail themselves to conventional fishing styles, too. Packs give an angler an alternative to a fly vest for on-stream tackle and fly box storage and fishing. The old fly fishing bag has come a long way.

Many choices exist in a fly fishing chest pack, hip pack, sling, and hybrid models. A waterproof fly fishing pack designed with submersible fabrics keeps gear and accessories dry no matter how deep one wades. Many anglers have gravitated toward traveling light on the water, taking advantage of the fly fishing sling pack. Some of these, too, features waterproof/submersible fabrics to keep out rain and river water. Many wading packs are ergonomically designed for comfort with padded straps. All present the means to carry your items on stream comfortably and efficiently.

Feature-rich packs for fishing include fly patches, drop-down fly box(es), accessory and tool storage, zippered internal pouches, key clips, and D rings or tabs for attaching accessories or nets. Some include water bottle pockets, built-in tippet holders, and net sleeves for easy on-stream access. Other wading packs include attachment straps for rain gear or a rod, with a couple offering rod tube storage. From a flyfishing chest pack to a waterproof sling pack and everything in between, check out our selections from quality angling gear manufacturers like Fishpond, Simms, and Orvis.