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Dry Creek Z 12L Sling

4 out of 5 stars
29 Reviews



Why We Like the Dry Creek Z 12L Sling

While spending another perfect day at the river, we keep our gear at an arm’s reach with Simm’s Dry Creek Z Sling bag. This bag houses everything you need for the day and nothing you don’t, complete with water-resistant back padding and a waterproof zipper to keep everything light and dry.


  • Low-profile sling for instant access to fishing gear
  • TRU Zip seal keeps contents dry even when submerged
  • Sturdy nylon material resists snags, wear, and tear
  • Integrated sleeve with D-Ring houses landing net
  • Padded shoulder strap includes tool attachment
  • Inside and outside pockets keep your gear organized
  • Lash points give the option to secure rod or other tools
  • Item #SMMF0DM
[face fabric] 420D nylon double ripstop, TPU [lining] 200D polyester
12L (732.3cu in)
[external] 1 zipper water-resistant [internal] 1 zipper, 1 mesh
TRU Zip waterproof zipper
fly fishing
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Overall Rating

4 based on 29 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 4 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 6 reviews
5 Stars - 16 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

April 12, 2024

Great while it lasted

Use it in salt water over 100 nights a year. Main compartment was remarkably waterproof for 2 seasons so much so that if the water rose higher than the bag i would float. It now slowly leaks when submerged despite me routinely lubricating the seal. Once saltwater gets in you have to clean everything stored inside the bag plus the bag itself so not really worth using anymore. Additionally the outside pocket zipper corroded after a year of use. The pocket is now stuck shut. Overall I like the design, the straps keep it in place when casting a surf rod and liked being able to slide it to in front of me to access the contents without taking it off. Unfortunately it didn't hold up which is what I expect when spending extra on Simms.


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4 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2024

Mu go to in fringe weather especiially!

Good waterproofing. once you get used to the straps you can dial in a system of how you best want to sling and swing it. could use an additional set of mesh pockets opposite the others inside. Keep use the included lube for the zip closure if it gets dry over time. I use the lanyard attachments for my large net and my plier/forceps rig.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 18, 2024

I used it on my recent fishing trip to Christmas Island and lived it


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5 out of 5 stars

December 17, 2023

Keeps essentials dry

Use it alot where where deeper wading is a must especially salt water


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1 out of 5 stars

December 7, 2023

Super inconvenient and annoying to use

Zipper is hard as hell to open, super inconvenient to use as a guide


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2 out of 5 stars

November 2, 2023

poor net pocket design

May be returning it, first off great construction, however getting the net in and out is a night mare and it does not hold a standard net without constantly falling out . poor net design


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5 out of 5 stars

October 14, 2023

Great bag

Stays on my back really nicely. Perfect size for a day on the water. Zipper works well and Looks great. Another great product from Simms!


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5 out of 5 stars

August 30, 2023

Looks like a great bag I haven’t really had a chance to use it yet. I bought this to carry stuff while traveling to fishing destinations.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 5, 2023

Fish year round. Bag is high qaulity and rugged 100% Reccomend

I fish mostly salt, Gulf of Mexico down to the Keys. The pack is perfect for walking beaches and flats sight fishing. The color is perfect. Blends in with everything and does not conduct heat as much as my previous bag. I 100% reccomend this bag if you are a minimalist and fish in the extreme that require extra clothing and hydration. Holds my H2O rain gear, GPS two 6x4 fly boxes and extra reel, leaders and first aide. The only improvement I would make is to add an adjustment to the top of the shoulder strap so you can adjust exactly where the tool and fly patch go on your chest, but more importantly have the ability to dial in where the second wrap around strap comes around under your arm. I am a big guy and the straps are more than long enough, just wish I could get it to connect a couple inches low. Not a game changer, still comfortable, but it could be improve.


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1 out of 5 stars

July 8, 2023

Not Completely Waterproof

NOT completely waterproof. The top pocket will let in water if it gets wet. I use this in the surf and a hit from a wave guarantees water in the top compartment. I contacted customer service and they thanked me for letting them know..


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