Dryft Gear and back packs

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  1. adam bomb

    adam bomb

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    Anyone in here run any of the Dryft waders or jackets? I’ve been thinking about pulling the trigger on a set. Looks to be pretty nice stuff.

    I’m also in the market for a pack. Anyone have a favorite they like? I’m looking at the Fish Pond Summit and the Simms Waypoint.

    Thank you all for your input

    AB
     
  2. flyrodder46

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    I do not own any Dryft, but have a couple of friends that do and they are quite pleased with what they have. Also on a couple of other forums that I am on there are people that like the Dryft products, not much help I know, just a thought to let you know.
     

  3. mfs686

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    I'm going to pick up the Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Sling. I need a waterproof one for when I go to Alaska and I like the external straps to hold another rod and the slot for my net.
     
  4. PunyTrout

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    That sling pack looks pretty slick. If it came in flecktarn camo, I'd be sold. But for $230 I think I'll make due with my old side bag. I'd just end up bringing more than I need with me anyway...;)
     
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  5. adam bomb

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    That’s what I like about the Fishpond over the Simms. So many possible combinations to organize gear. The net holder on the long walks would be really nice I would think. I’d buy an addition fly patch also. Would be really nice to wrap different length/weighted shot lines around and stick on the outside of the pack.
     
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    Well it is helpful. I’m looking for positives to help make the right purchase. They’re a lot of money and look to have nice features. I just don’t want to make an expensive mistake.
     
  7. mfs686

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    I have a Simms sling pack now. It works fine but it gets wet most times because of my vertically challenged self. I'll still use it when I am walking shorelines but if the waders are going on the waterproof pack is going with me.
     
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  8. strmanglr

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    Cabelas waders carry a lifetime warranty. I just bought a zip front of theirs for $140.00. I thought about buying a pair for $250 but I thought why, same warranty?

    Keep the receipt, leak gets too bad, take em back and exchange on the spot, what's better than that?

    I got a pair of Simms, lifetime warranty, but I got to send them in. Turn around time is several weeks. It's spring, early summer soon, best Trout fishing of the year. I can't wait.

    Not a bad thing to have a backup set of waders.