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Fish aren't always necessary, but they are always appreciated.
Fly fishing isn't just about catching fish—it's about getting outside, exploring new waters, and experiencing nature in a way that's unique to the sport of fly fishing. Of course, we'd also all be lying if we said we didn't care about bringing at least a few fish to net throughout the course of the day. Luckily, the Simms Waypoints Small Sling Packs carries enough gear for you to get out and enjoy nature and catch a few fish while you're at it.
Simms built the Waypoints for backcountry endeavors, with a PU-coated 420D nylon oxford fabric, making the pack water-resistant from both light rains and river splashes. The sling-style design makes access to the roomy main compartment easy, while the molded drop-down main compartment lets you keep your bug collection organized, so you can quickly and easily select the right fly to match the hatch. Throw you sunglasses in the zippered pocket for safe keeping and attach a water bottle or rain jacket to the external compression straps for additional storage space.
- 420D nylon oxford with PU coating
- U-shaped zipper opening
- Patterned shoulder strap
- Fold down work bench with tippet and floatant holder
- Magnetic tool ports
- Zippered sunglasses pocket
- Exterior compression straps
- Item #SMM006L
- Q & A
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This sling is great that has some great features but missing a few that I think would help the overall function. First off it has a a nice main compartment with dividers so you can keep all your stuff organized. Personally I keep a rain jacket, water, extra fly boxes, and anything else I may need for a day on the river. Another great feature is the pocket on the end where you can keep your car keys, phone, and anything else that you don't need to get to right away.
This leads into what I think the best pocket, located right behind fold down there is a great little pocket where I keep my license. This is nice to have so you don't have you license fly out when you trying to get your rain jacket out. And of course the fold down pocket is key when setting up your rig, it just makes life easier.
The only thing I wished it had was a rod holder for when I am hiking into tricky places. And as mentioned by Vaughn, it needs a net holder.
Overall this is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone that likes to have extra gear with them.
I have only used this pack a few times. I love the hard shell pocket that drops down to use as a work station. I do have some problems with the pack. First, the water bottle holder, not sure why you would put that on the inside because now you are limited to a certain size of bottle. Second, there isn't a D ring for connecting a net. Overall I think it is a great pack, the design is almost there.