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Fishpond Red Tail Wader Belt System w/accessories
by John V.
Fishpond Red Tail Wader Belt System
I have been looking all summer for the best minimalist pack system for my Tenkara fishing.
I have tried 3 other packs, bags, and lanyards. Each different system I used had it's strengths and weaknesses. What I was really looking for was a way to carry a fly box, extra lines/leaders, a few basic tools/knife, and most importantly a water bottle.
Thats when I came across the Fishpond Red Tail Wader System.
It is basically a padded wading belt with attachment points for utility pouch, water bottle carrier, and fly box. There are 4 sewn in D ring attachments for various things.
I have been using the excellent Backpack Fly Fishing's Ebira Rod Quiver rod carry system with my Amago and 12' Iwana along with the Fishpond belt system & I have a place for all my gear in a light weight system. On my belt I have 2 zingers for nippers & floatant, I am using a set of powerful fishing net magnets to attach a wading staff to the belt for hands free fishing, my Spyderco fixed blade knife, and I carry my new Tenkara USA Tamo by simply sliding the handle inside the belt.
With this system I can have both hands free for hiking, stream scrambling without stuff swinging around or snagging on bushes and branches. For deeper wading I have just simply taken the belt and slung it over my shoulder across my back to keep it out of the water.
For those looking for a good versatile minimalist system, this wading belt is worth looking at.
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