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Play your flies close to your chest.
You could reveal to your partner what fly you're catching all the fish on, but he seems pretty convinced that the foam hopper he's tied on will turn a big sucker, never mind the fact that it's February. Unbeknownst to him, your Simms Waypoint Chest Pack is stocked full of midges, and those big bows have an eye for a size 22 zebra fished behind something flashy for good measure. When he finally walks over to see what they're biting on, zip down the compression molded work bench and open up your midge box to show him those tiny, but deadly, little flies you whipped up on the vice last night. And if he needs a bit of 6x, you'll be ready because you have tippet tender attached to the front accessories patch. Threading those tiny flies can be a pain, so cut the tippet clean with the nippers you have stored in the magnetic tool port, then turn him loose to go try his hand with the new setup.
- 420D nylon oxford with PU coating
- Adjustable shoulder harness system
- Internal dividers
- Compression molded work bench
- Patch-on accessory front panel
- Magnetic tool ports
- Exterior stash pocket
- Catch & Release attachments compatible with Waypoints backpacks
- Item #SMM006O
- Q & A
Good Minimalist Pack
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Gunmetal
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 185lbs
This is a good little pack. It has ambidextrous tool attachment on the outside/inside and a net hook on the back. The front of the pack unzips to form a small work space, which comes in handy when you catch more trees than fish. Inside, the pack has two spots for smaller fly boxes as well as mesh pockets for leader and whatever else you want to bring. There is plenty of room for enough gear for a day on the water and a snack or two. It comes with a velcro dual folotant holder and a tippet holder which can be attached to the front of the pack or inside depending on what you want. There is no room for any extra clothing though, so don't expect to bring a jacket.
I did fall off a rock into the river the other day and learned that this pack is not very waterproof. I did learn that being wet does not affect it at all though, I just left it open to dry for a day and everything was fine.
I really like the catch and release attachment system. If I had the corresponding pack this would be a really nifty add-on. I wish Simms offered a universal attachment so I could add the parts to a pack I already own. The corresponding pack is too close to the same size as a day pack I already own to justify spending the extra money.