Friday, March 4, 2016
Using Your Chest Pack as a Rod Holder
Every time I’m on the tailrace I keep reminding myself I need to share my latest find with you guys. I know some of you may already know about using your chest pack as a rod holder; when you are standing in waist or knee-deep water trying to change flies or even changing out tippets. I have been fishing in knee-deep water many times wanting to change flies but didn’t want to move and disturb the water I was fishing. I discovered last year the chest pack I was using was much more than an accessory pack.
The fly rod will rest in a perfect horizontal position when it is positioned behind the neck strap connected to the pack and pushed down behind the pack touching your chest.
I changed from the fly fishing vest to the chest pack a few years ago. I found that I really didn’t need to carry the store in the vest with me to fish for three or four hours. I wanted something lighter and compact so the chest pack became my go-to storage bag.
One can fork out quite a bit of money for chest packs and vests. The pack I am using is the
White River brand on sale now for 18.00 bucks for the large size
and 15.00 bucks for the small size.
Big rains here today will continue to keep me off the tailrace for weeks.