what waistcoat?

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what waistcoat?

Post by Sussex Dave » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:03 am

Well ive never had a waistcoat for coarse fishing, i have a lightweight one for fly fishing and i remember the john wilson wanderer. The thing is ive just bought one of the superb badges from mark and now need somewhere to put it! ( i can only imagine some possible suggestions ). I really fancy a waistcoat, but are the good old type available? Any help would be great.

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Re: what waistcoat?

Post by Match Aerial » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:04 am

The john Wilson one is by far the best. I think you can still get them .

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Re: what waistcoat?

Post by Mark » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:14 am

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Re: what waistcoat?

Post by Santiago » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:20 am

John Wilson. Had mine since early nineties and still great.
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Re: what waistcoat?

Post by Mark_N » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:37 am

I have an Orvis one (don't know the model) which I have had for some time... it fits well and has plenty of pockets.

There are a few things I especially like;
>the shoulder yoke is elasticated this lessen the effects of the load in the jacket (my old one didn't)
>It has a waterproof pocket inside for a phone or wallet so if you do go in the drink it saves the contents
>Inside it there are sections to put things like baiting needles, hook tyers and scissors so they are always to hand.
>It is not too hot to wear even on summers days like yesterday

My only criticism is that it is a tad short, I would prefer it to be a bit longer but other than that it suits me well.
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Re: what waistcoat?

Post by Harry » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:40 am

I have a tweed waistcoat.. very comfy...
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Re: what waistcoat?

Post by Kevin » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:28 pm

I bought a couple of shirts in the Orvis sale and I saw this waistcoat that might be what you are looking for.http://www.orvis.co.uk/p/14-pocket-trav ... tcoat/18n6

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Re: what waistcoat?

Post by Sussex Dave » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:09 pm

Many thanks for quick response and help guys

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Re: what waistcoat?

Post by Paul D » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:12 pm

Recently bought one of these from my local farm supplies shop, Hoggs of fife tweed job, not particularly cheap but superb quality, hopefully last me a lifetime
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Re: what waistcoat?

Post by N9nty » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:48 pm

I wear my fly fishing waistcoat, it's a Shakespeare model and has a built in inflatable lifejacket. I find that for roving fishing I can get everything I need in the pockets.

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