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    Hi All,

    Looking to purchase a vest for a decent amount!

    If anyone knows of a good shop that sells a great vest then please let me know!

    Open to second hand vests as well!

    Cheers

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    Hi mate,

    It's just a suggestion, but getting a vest is limiting yourself unless it's specifically for a particular purpose.

    I have found over the years that a chest pack that incorporates a backpack/flyvest type setup to up to be much more effective.
    You have the choice of adding the essentials as well as the 'survival' stuff for those extended day trips.
    Wet weather gear, headtorch etc.

    Anyway......just my .20c (inflation )

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    Good advice Kevin.
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    I prefer a vest to the chest pack.
    When fishing with a chest pack, I feel like a marsupial.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    I prefer the vest, and I think in my own world it makes me look cool.

    Vest perfect for just normal day on the water/river etc.

    Chestpack will be good for those extra miles.

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    With most vests, you can wear a backpack as well.
    Hiked up the Witels with full backpack etc and fly vest, no problem
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    With most vests, you can wear a backpack as well.
    Hiked up the Witels with full backpack etc and fly vest, no problem
    Jip, I also have a small good quality backpack to wear over my vest on a longer trek, no problem.

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    Read some of the feedback on this - it' a great pack - pity about our great exchange!

    http://global.llbean.com/shop/Kenneb...ack/76464.html

    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    Read some of the feedback on this - it' a great pack - pity about our great exchange!

    http://global.llbean.com/shop/Kenneb...ack/76464.html

    That looks awesome! While hiking the "Boobs" are placed at the back and you can transfer them to the front when you want to start fishing
    "So hereís my point. Donít go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish thatís dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkieser View Post
    That looks awesome! While hiking the "Boobs" are placed at the back and you can transfer them to the front when you want to start fishing
    That's what drew my attention as well. Some of the comments seemed that it could be a complicated method, but it looks simple enough. It's a very cool little trick that other brands should very well try and copy
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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