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Old 04-20-2008, 09:21 PM
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Well that is the biggest problem for me when I backpack into the backcountry. I always tend to overpack in case of an emergency. I bring the normal camping gear (sleeping bag, tent, mat, and a stove). That takes up a great deal of room and then once you add in food it seems as if I have no more room for my fishing gear. I normally squezze in my rod in one of the side pockets of my pack. It is very helpful to get a four piece with a traveling case if you dont already know that. I decided that waders were not a must so i left them at home. The water was very cold but waders are just too bulky so i had to leave them. As for the fishing vest. This is the hardest part on what you need and what you don't. I try to consoladate everything into as little as possible. This ends up making me leave a lot of stuff at home. I always wear my vest as I hike instead of packing so that I can save space. This is the basics of what I do if you have any more questions just ask.
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