waist coat suggestion please

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waist coat suggestion please

Post by TrentFisher » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:33 pm

Evening Gents.

any suggestion for a decent waist coat for coarse fishing?

Cheers
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Re: waist coat suggestion please

Post by Robbi » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:39 pm

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Post by Vole » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:12 am

Definitely a good idea to try before you buy, and take a few pouches of leads before you go.
It's all about the cut; if I load mine up with any significant burden, it weighs down on the back of my neck rather than my shoulders, so is of little use, without a bag or box, for anything other than fly-fishing.
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Post by Santiago » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:58 am

The John Wilson Wanderer waist coat is superb, with all the pockets one could possibly ask for. I've had mine over 25 years and still use it.
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Post by Match Aerial » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:26 pm

The John Wilson is very good but now quite difficult to find.
That's the one I would recommend

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Post by Beresford » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:05 pm

I'd take Vole's advice and try a few on before buying. Fishing tackle and most especially fishing clothes are so personal that I think you need to see in person rather than buying blind.

The cut that suits the stature of one person may not be right for you.
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Re: waist coat suggestion please

Post by PDuffield » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:05 pm

Not wanting to be a wet blanket, but I have tried several waistcoats over the years, some even made with coarse fishing in mind back in the 90s, but I've given up on them except for fly fishing because I always take a bag with me for bait, a flask, sandwiches etc. and can easily fit a small tackle box in as well.

While waistcoats are a good idea in theory, unless you take it off while you are fishing, you are effectively carrying the weight of your tackle etc. all day, whereas you only carry a bag between swims.

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Post by Duebel » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:25 pm

Just look for an old Harris Tweed jacket. Enough pockets for some small bits and bobs and it looks good with cane. Image
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Post by Match Aerial » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:16 pm

As someone just said there only good if your taking a few essentials.
Too much gear and you get back ache.
I cut me gear right back when using the waistcoat then it's ideal.

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Re: waist coat suggestion please

Post by Mark » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:51 pm

TrentFisher wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:33 pm
Evening Gents.

any suggestion for a decent waist coat for coarse fishing?

Cheers
Nige.
Have a look at this thread Nigel.

http://traditionalfisherman.com/viewtop ... ilit=waist
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