Fishing Waistcoats

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by OldTackle » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:27 am

Would someone please show or describe the Masterline John Wilson waistcoat please? Is there a back pocket and D ring for the net? How many pockets?
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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Northern_Nomad » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:24 am

JW did put a template in one of his books for making one yourself. I think this was reproduced in one of the fishing compendium type books which come out each Christmas, so it's out there somewhere.

Definitely had a D ring but not sure about a rear pocket. If I've seen the pattern somewhere, then there's a good chance I therefore have the book.

I'll have a look this weekend when I'm home.
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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Santiago » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:29 am

Just taking pics, will upload soon!
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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Santiago » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:40 am

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It's a wee bit worse for wear and crumpled but it does the business!
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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by OldTackle » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:55 pm

Thanks for that Santiago, but it isn't the same I ordered. Mine has a fleece lining and can be seen here:

http://www.thenumberone.co.uk/007_masterline_waders.pdf

About half the page down.
Does anyone own that version and can tell me something about the pockets? Especially if there is a back pocket?
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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Grazy » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:36 pm

Never feel properly dressed without my waistcoat, have a fleece lined one for winter and a couple of lightweight ones for summer. Things I carry in them all the time are:

Small box with swivels, links, beads, bait bands and other small items of terminal tackle like small lead weights.
Scissors, hook length material, small set of scales, tape measure, eye glass for checking knots or damaged line, split shot.
Club cards, EA licence.
Packets of hooks.
Spare car key & club lock keys.
Disgorgers, forceps etc

Basically armed with that and a small waist pouch for bait I'm able to leave the chair, bag, rod bag, kitchen sink in a swim and wander off rod and net in hand and drop on swims for 20 minutes or so then move on if no action. I have had lot's of fish this way and to date can't recall missing anything so the waistcoat it essentially my tackle box I wear rather than keep in the bag. I do carry one in the bag with all the additional stuff one convinces one's self are needed but rarely get it out on the day.

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Mark » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:42 pm

And on that note Grazy I have just ordered myself a Snowbee waistcoat as per my first post in this thread. :Hat:
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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Grazy » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:12 pm

Mark wrote:And on that note Grazy I have just ordered myself a Snowbee waistcoat as per my first post in this thread. :Hat:
Very nice Sir, I hope it brings you many memorable escapades on the bank :Hat:

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Match Aerial » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:46 pm

The best one in my opinion was the john Wilson, shame they don't make them any more.

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Loop Erimder » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:52 pm

Mine
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