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Plunker
01-02-2008, 12:21 AM
Does anyone have any experience with this triangular do-hickey...Looking for something to spend a gift card on (Unfortunately it doesn't have near enough on it to buy a Mitey Might Special edition Boo rod :frown: ).
By the way...does LRO take Orvis gift cards? The nice people at Orvis say many authorized retailers will.

Many Thanks... O' Wizened Ones

UofMontanaAlum
01-02-2008, 12:32 AM
I have it and like it. Only buy it if you are a minimalist. I carry a few tools, my rain jacket, a few fly boxes, an iPod (when I'm not with my fishing buddy) and a camera. Its easy to pull under your arm and get stuff from the rear bag and I enjoy the small pouch that can clip to the front or rear of the bag (I keep it up front all of the time for my fly box).

If you like to carry a bunch of stuff, you won't like this bag, its very small.

Plunker
01-02-2008, 07:04 PM
I carry a few tools, my rain jacket, a few fly boxes, an iPod (when I'm not with my fishing buddy) and a camera..

Thanks U of M...It seems to carry more than enough (compared to your list above) heck the fish are lucky If I wear clothes...very lucky:biggrin: .

But seriously, I was looking for an on stream tote to stow the pod and camera etc... don't have a strong enough zinger, or a small enough camera to hook it onto the lanyard.

I appreciate your time in responding, thank you!

BTW.... "do ya'll play football up there?" says a University of Alabama Alum
Roll Tide!

UofMontanaAlum
01-02-2008, 10:13 PM
BTW.... "do ya'll play football up there?" says a University of Alabama Alum
Roll Tide!

Football? ... naw ... but we have a great bowling program :biggrin:

GO GRIZ!

Plunker
01-02-2008, 11:39 PM
Football? ... naw ... but we have a great bowling program :biggrin:

GO GRIZ!
Hey man, 11 and 1 in 2007 ain't bad. Better than 7 and 6 any day.

Besides, it's a wonder anyone attends the games, or classes for that matter, with the Bitteroot a stonefly's throw away. Closest we got to fly fishing was on Sorority Row;) ( all I better say about that, wouldn't want to offend Ms.Paula:eek: )

Course they probably hold class meetings in the river there anyway. I'm jealous

UofMontanaAlum
01-03-2008, 08:16 AM
Spent 4 years in Missoula, 21 total in Montana and I didn't pick up a fly rod until I moved to Tennessee :eek: No wonder I had such a high GPA :biggrin:

I never did miss a Grizzly football game. I still get choked up on Saturdays when I know my dad is sitting in the south end-zone cheering for my Griz and I am stuck in Tennessee unable to watch :frown:

Paula Begley
01-04-2008, 08:34 AM
By the way...does LRO take Orvis gift cards? The nice people at Orvis say many authorized retailers will.

We sure do! LRO always honors Orvis gift cards, coupons and special promotions.

Paula

Plunker
01-06-2008, 10:29 PM
I would much rather use the Orvis gift card at LRO! If not for anything else than helping to support all you do for Fly fishers everywhere!

Sorry for the shameless sucking up:rolleyes: ...but the forum here sure does help pass the time between infrequent trips to the creeks. Too much warmwater and not enough trout down here in central 'Bama

Nharrier
01-08-2008, 07:01 PM
Check out the William Joseph Satchel. It is a minimalist bag with features to carry a lot. It has a water bottle holder, will accomodate a hydration bladder, has loops for gink or whatever, a retractor (with a cover), and a fly patch. I have found it to very comfortable and the zippers work with ease.

JBM
01-08-2008, 09:32 PM
ROLL TIDE from Chelsea, AL.


I received the Orvis sling pack for Christmas and have not used it yet. I chose it because i like to keep it simple and light on the water. 2 things i did not think about were a fly drying patch and a comfortable way to hold a net. The patch is easy to fix since you can buy a clip on patch. The net is not that big a deal in the smokies since most of the fish are not big enough to need a net.

Plunker
01-08-2008, 11:15 PM
I've held the W.Josef Satchel and it seemed a bit on the fat side. Gonna be in the ATL later this month and am gonna feel the Orvis sling pack and see what I think about it. Who knows? after a few hours in the Orvis candy store, there is no telling what I'll come out with (hopefully not a divorce afterwards :biggrin: )...but i appreciate the input very much.

Hey JBM... hello from just across the mountain (O/S of Greystone) matter of fact, had dinner in your fair town this evening. batten down the hatches...looks like a storm's a coming.

Was down in God's country today...Saban's first recruiting class is lookin mighty strong!
Ramma jama!

Nharrier
01-09-2008, 11:33 AM
The best way is to try them out and figure which one works best for you. I found the WJ to conform to the body and lie flat. Others stick out and seem to get in my way. We are fortunate to have choices that were not available not too long ago. Enjoy your trip to the "candy store"! I think good understanding wives expect us to get in that kind of trouble. There are much worse troubles!

Plunker
01-09-2008, 12:50 PM
She may not understand the difference between one rod and the next...but she can count, and rarely understands when new ones appear:biggrin:

Afraid to push the issue, in fear that she may start researching how much each one of them cost.

It's the cross we bear:rolleyes:

gverholek
01-26-2008, 05:04 PM
I have the Orvis sling pack and love it. Easily carries what i need and easier to use than a vest. You hardly know it's there. It's just enough room for essential gear, camera and a small snack.

Plunker
01-31-2008, 02:07 AM
Still want it...but I spied some fishpond packs the other day that has rang my bell even more...still...think I need to get both!...

Then new gear means...new rods to go with the new gear...means trip to try it all out!

I just love it when a plan comes together:biggrin:

jeffnles1
01-31-2008, 12:01 PM
She may not understand the difference between one rod and the next...but she can count, and rarely understands when new ones appear:biggrin:

Afraid to push the issue, in fear that she may start researching how much each one of them cost.

It's the cross we bear:rolleyes:

I have a double whammy. I also play guitar. Trust me, a fly rod is quite inexpensive when compared to a good acoustic guitar. I could buy 2 Helios and 1 Winston WT for what I spent on my last acoustic.

My loving wife counts the guitar cases very closely, but that takes enough of her time that she's not too mindful of the fishing rods. All she knows is a fishing pole cannot cost as much as a guitar therefore, they are safe.

Let's just keep it that way! :biggrin:

Jeff