Fishing Waistcoats

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by OldTackle » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:09 pm

Match Aerial wrote:The best one in my opinion was the john Wilson, shame they don't make them any more.
I bought one but don't know which one you mean. There is a Masterline promotion video with him where he is wearing just that. I will report when it arrives.
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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Robbi » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:24 pm

I have a number of them but only one fits now :)

a Wychwood fly fishing waistcoat

a generic olive green safari / photographers waistcoat

and my favorite, a "vintage" Banana Republic safari / hunters vest, wonderful ting with more well thought out pockets than you can shake a stick at :) ( google is your friend here )

I also have a tweed shooting gilet but haven't tried it fishing yet.
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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Match Aerial » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:59 am

OldTackle wrote:
Match Aerial wrote:The best one in my opinion was the john Wilson, shame they don't make them any more.
I bought one but don't know which one you mean. There is a Masterline promotion video with him where he is wearing just that. I will report when it arrives.

The one I liked Christopher was the "corduroy" one. He did a lightweight mesh type as well made my Masterline.
Like a lot of John Wilson gear it was well thought out, top notch stuff at the right price.

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by John Aston » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:18 pm

I use two- for flyfishing (ie deep wading) a Simms job . Top end pricey but beautifully made and sits beautifully on my shoulders , even with lots of flyboxes , scales, nylon ,net and lunch . For summer coarse fishing a cheap Orvis long waistcoat - takes a huge amount of gear and bait. Not really a fishing waistcoat but the sort of thing ageing American tourists often wear .

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Match Aerial » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:54 pm

Thought the idea of a waistcoat was the minimalist approach John ?

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by John Aston » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:48 am

It is but what I call a huge amount of gear is minimalist by most standards. So my coarse waistcoat when stalking for carp will contain some spare line, camera , scales , binoculars, polaroids , forceps and terminal tackle (hooks and controllers ) . Add in some bait and a can of pop and that's it

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Kevin » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:54 pm

I don't like a lot of pockets mainly because I cant remember which pocket I put something in and have to search through them all to find it.
I got one of these from Orvis, four pockets only.
http://www.orvis.co.uk/p/montrose-moles ... tcoat/14z0

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Badger » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:45 pm

This is by Orvis and is more of a safari / photography design but ideal for the roving angler :Thumb:

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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Beresford » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:03 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:
Mark, How are you getting on with it? I've considered buying one as I think it would enable me to leave the tackle bag behind. I carry so little actual fishing tackle that it would easily fit in a waistcoat. If/when you are sitting in it how comfortable is it with pockets of stuff?
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Re: Fishing Waistcoats

Post by Mark » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:01 pm

Beresford wrote:
Mark wrote:And on that note Grazy I have just ordered myself a Snowbee waistcoat as per my first post in this thread. :Hat:
Mark, How are you getting on with it? I've considered buying one as I think it would enable me to leave the tackle bag behind. I carry so little actual fishing tackle that it would easily fit in a waistcoat. If/when you are sitting in it how comfortable is it with pockets of stuff?
For me Tim it is perfect, plenty of pockets and still comfortable when they are full. I can never stay in one place for too long and this is ideal for me when on the move. Over the years I have had a couple of waistcoats and this has been the best by far. It is expensive for a waistcoat but it looks like it will wear well, only time will tell.
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