Re: Side pack or Creel
It all depends on your fishing style. I wouldn't go without my vest. It holds everything I need, including rain gear, TP, and a small water bottle with a couple granola or candy bars. If I'm planning on keeping fish, I'll throw a creel over my shoulder, but if not, I consider that extra weight and wasted space. I do use a hunting fanny pack when wading the river for bass, but for trout, I usually have more, different gear that all my vest pockets keep separate.
If you're having trouble hunting for deer,
don't wish things were easier;
wish you were smarter.