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RunFlyfishwrote a review of on February 20, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My opinion is the same like the ones before me. I put the Gink or Loon gel first, let it dry a bit, and drop the fly into the shaker. I once forgot to bring the gel with me and it was pouring rain. The simulator got wet the second I took it out of the fly box. No problemo, dropped it into the bottle and shook it 3 times. And it floated high and dry even in the pouring rain.

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RunFlyfishwrote a review of on February 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first ever float tube purchase. After I sold my OC Trident 13 I just had to get one. I am 163 lbs and this tube keeps my behind above the water and to keep my back cast from hitting the water.
It is easier to maneuver than a kayak, much lighter, and easier to store as well. With my Kayak I had to load and unload it from and to my Honda's roof top. With this tube, I just have to dis-inflate it and throw it into the Honda's trunk. The inflatable seat and backseat help to minimize the storage size as well.
After a couple of trips, I could get more distance with the tube but a kayak will smoke float tubes on any day.
I eventually will buy a kayak again, a Hobie maybe for bigger water, but for small water a float tube is perfect.

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RunFlyfishwrote a review of on May 23, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had to make a tough decision for my first 8 weight. It was between the Zenith and the Helios, glad that I picked the Zenith. So light, sensitive and yet very strong.
I later bought the 4wt and probably getting the 6wt also if I can find the older skeleton type on sale.
The rod in my profile picture is the Zenith 8wt.


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RunFlyfishwrote a review of on December 10, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I was kinda hesitated to buy this sling pack, but I finally bought it since my waist pack was always getting wet when I fly fishing.
I didn't have the chance to test the DWR material in the first 2 fishing trips. But, I finally tested it out in a straight 5 hours cold and wind downpour and the content was completely dry. The working "bench" is just about right. It makes changing flies easier and it stops me from dropping flies into the water. I could bring 2 2-sided fly box, an extra reel, lunch, power bar, leaders and tippet. The D anchor allows me to carry a spare fly rod in it's tube. Enough extra anchors for you to rig your tippet holder and to carry your net if you must.
I suggest Patagonia to add into this sling is a sheath for forceps.
And another suggestion is to train the sales reps or the store owners on how to demonstrate the sling. Those guys swung the sling wrong from above their right shoulder instead from underneath their left arm.
A great product, I even put my daughter's diaper, wipes, snacks, drinks, camera and wife's pursue into it for a trip to the Zoo.
Highly recommended.

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RunFlyfishwrote a review of on June 24, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I do agree with the first 2 reviewers about the size. My wading boot is size 8 so I ordered the Medium for size 8-9. When they came, I put the on and they were a tad larger than I expected and filled in the boots tightly.

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