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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Richardson fly chest box or a chest pack?

Looking to upgrade my rig due to more time fishing! This is a good dilemma. I know the Richardson Chest Fly Box is a piece of art!! It can be designed to my specs and can hold a myriad assortment of flies. The drawback is I'll still need some sort of vest for leaders, tippet materials, tools, etc. I've been looking at the chest fly fishing packs and they look like they just might fit the bill. Room for fly boxes, a fold open fly table and rigging for tools, etc. I really don't want to use a vest as I just don't like wearing them. So, you guys who have used both styles or even chose one and have used it for a while, give me your honest opinions. Pros and cons. I know how much the Richardson boxes are and it's OK with me. $$ is not a determining factor here. Thanks.

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Re: Richardson fly chest box or a chest pack?

Looking to do the same here soon to. I LOVE the richardson but im a cluts! And if id ever fall on my chest eewwww that would hurt! Which is why im leaning more towards the fishpond etc... Soft sided chest packs. I use to have an old filson strap vest i loved may buy another of those too.
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Re: Richardson fly chest box or a chest pack?

I carry a ton of stuff when I fish and I recently bought a fishpond tundra tech pack and I love it.
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Re: Richardson fly chest box or a chest pack?

Is that Fishpond Tundra a chest pack?

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Re: Richardson fly chest box or a chest pack?

I see the Deep Creek chest pack is part of the Tundra. I was looking into the Deep Creek as a choice for chest packs.

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Re: Richardson fly chest box or a chest pack?

I love my fishpond vest
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Re: Richardson fly chest box or a chest pack?

I guess I am old fashioned but I wear a vest(Fishpond Sagebrush in mesh) with my Richardson chestbox. My box is the 4 tray deluxe model in green. You are right, the Richardson is a fine piece of art. I never go flyfishing without it.

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Nice rig WTT!

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Re: Richardson fly chest box or a chest pack?

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Nice rig WTT!
Thanks, I really like my setup. It works very well for me.

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Re: Richardson fly chest box or a chest pack?

I don't carry a bunch of stuff anymore and can fit most of my stuff in my wader pocket or wading jacket pockets. But my fishing times are only 2 to 3 hours a session.

A buddy of mine went with a sling pack and loves it. They make larger models but the beauty with this is you can flip it behind you when walking over obstacles and such. You can slide it in front of you while re-rigging as well. I think this would be my next investment if I get more time behind the reel.

You just have to get over the fact the you are carrying a flyfishing man purse. LOL

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