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Sean Rhoades

Locale: WV
MYOG chest pack on 05/25/2012 21:08:43 MDT Print View

So I'm an avid fisherman, but have recently become enamoured with fly fishing. I've been wanting to try a small chest pack to hold a fly box some tools and my tippet spools. I didn't know if I would be happy with the feel of the chest pack, I'm used to a waist pack(fanny pack), therefore didn't want to shell out the cash for one. My answer was to just make myself a chest pack to try out. That way if I don't care for this style pack I'm only out a few dollars and a few hours.

I used the 200d silicone backed oxford nylon from DIYgearsupply, some scrap silnylon, 1/2" grosgrain, 1/2" webbing, 1/2" buckles, and a leftover zipper. I modeled it after Zimmerbuilt's Tenkara pack to the best of my ability.

Here's what I ended up with. Comments, criticisms welcome.

Edited by kingpin on 05/25/2012 21:15:57 MDT.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: MYOG chest pack on 05/26/2012 06:05:32 MDT Print View

No criticisms from here!

That looks like a piece of gear perfectly tailored to your use. Nice job!

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: MYOG chest pack on 05/28/2012 00:00:07 MDT Print View

I have two major criticisms:

First, it's really more of a belly pack than a chest pack ;)
Second, how much does it weigh?!?!

It actually looks really good and something you'll get plenty of use out of if you like the concept. Nice work!

Sean Rhoades

Locale: WV
Re: Re: MYOG chest pack on 05/30/2012 16:42:41 MDT Print View

Well the neck strap is adjustable so I can pull it up to my neck if so desired. I just kinda threw it on for the pic.

And it weighs just about 2oz exactly.