Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Budget Shopping and Deck Building

I guess most of you have notice my fishing post have been lacking lately. My son-in-law asked me a couple of weeks ago to help him build a 16 ft. square deck onto their present deck. So I volunteered my service. This has turned out to be quite a project. We should finish it up by this Labor Day weekend, and then back to some serious fishing.

I did manage to make a trip to the Bass Pro this past week. My wife’s car needed some repairs, which was going to take the better part of the morning; so with the loan car Ford gave me I headed out to the Bass Pro Shop to do some browsing. I was not on the search for anything special. I knew that the first place I was going to visit when I arrived was the fly fishing department. As I entered the department, one of the clerks asked me if I had seen the new chest packs they just got in. I told him no, so he proceeded to show me all the different sizes and brands they had on display. Being a budget minded retiree my eyes immediately focused in on the thirty bucks White River chest packs. I knew the William Joseph, Sage, and Simms that was on display were a cut above White River, but for a starter pack this one was in my price range.
As I get older I have discovered that fishing light is the best fit for me especially if I am wading. This smaller chest pack is going to be much lighter for me as oppose to my present fishing vest.
I also purchased White Rivers small fly box for 5.50 which measures out to be 4 ½” X 3” ------this smaller box fits well in the chest pack along with the other essentials items I would carry along for a morning or afternoon outing. I will be testing both of these items out later this week on the tailrace.


Brk Trt said...

Bill I have used a chest pack very similar to the one you purchased for many years. I can truly say it's one of the best changes I've made in fishing. I wear mine as a sling pack'
Good choice buddy.

Mel said...

Bill, been there and done that as far as looking for products that a seriously budget minded Senior angler can purchase without having to take a part time job again. Looks like you have a nice chest pack for the next time out. Interestingly, I just purchased a Senior budget fanny pack for the Ol' Pond Stalker. Picked it up at Cabelas.

Feather Chucker said...

That's a nice little pack for $30.

Bill Trussell said...

You have given me an idea with the sling pack. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

When you are on a fixed income, every penny counts, especially in the fishing department. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

White River makes a quality product. thanks for the comment