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Vests & Packs

TO (IN)VEST OR SIMPLY SLING IT? SELECTING A NEW PACK OR VEST By Vagabond Fly

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The start of a new seasons sees most bolting to their local fly-shop to buy those flies that are delivering the goods, the basic essentials and to drop some cash on that all import piece of equipment that will hold all these in one convenient place – on your person. …

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FISHPOND 2015 Westwater Roll Top Backpack & Headgate Tippet Holder – Cruel Intentions By Vagabond Fly’s Pieter Taljaard

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The adage goes something to the tune of “The quality of the fishing improves exponentially to the distance travelled away from civilisation”; perhaps this is just a personal mantra. The snag with this is that it normally entails a nail-biting flight in a small island-hopper or a bumpy ride across …

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PATAGONIA STEALTH ATOM SLING – A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS By Vagabond Fly’s Pieter Taljaard

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Editor’s Note: Thank you to my close friends from Slovenia, John Zerihoun and Luka Hojnik for the use of some of their photographs for this review. Crossing over into the realm of the minimalist and leaving those items we gear-hoarders deem so ‘essential’ behind for a day on the river …

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PATAGONIA STEALTH ATOM SLING – A SUPERB STILLWATER TROPHY CHASER By Vagabond Fly

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Stillwater season is in full swing here in the Southern Hemisphere and is normally the time we all suffer from the ‘have pockets will fill’ mentality when packing our fly-vests. It would seem it is an acute disease brought on by winter with the primary symptom being the dire need …

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AS SMOOTH AS A SNIPER – FISHPOND’S DAKOTA CARRY-ON ROD & REEL CASE By Pieter Taljaard

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Not unlike when I first saw Pamela Anderson run across that fabled screen to the beat of bad 90’s music for the Bay Watch series intro, I instantaneously sat upright and puffed my chest as if to say, “Is this for me?” when the Fishpond Dakota Carry-On Rod & Reel …

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