Waistcoat suggestions?

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Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Nobby » Sat May 27, 2017 8:32 am

My old waistcoat has more repairs than I can count and it's time to replace it.

My problem is that I am fussy!


I want two big, top entry, pockets down near the waistline and a couple of others too. I want it deep...not like some wading fly fishing jackets meant to keep the pockets out of the water, but a proper full length. And it needs to come in a large size too...probably a xxl or a 54 inch chest.

eBay is littered with cheap stuff, but I want a decent material that will stand days and days out in the full sun and the occasional rain shower....just as my old one has.


Any suggestions fellers?

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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Santiago » Sat May 27, 2017 8:34 am

You've just described the John Wilson Masterline Wanderer waistcoat.
"....he felt the gentle touch on the line and he was happy"

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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Nobby » Sat May 27, 2017 8:49 am

Which is seemingly no longer made, sadly.

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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Santiago » Sat May 27, 2017 8:51 am

Perhaps a good one will come up on ebay soon. Worth a wait!
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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by The Tuesday Swim » Sat May 27, 2017 10:26 am

The worst waistcoat I ever bought was the 32 pocketed Orvis Fly, I spent more time searching for a spool of line than I did fishing....too many pockets. Your description sounds about right.

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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Match Aerial » Sat May 27, 2017 10:30 am

I had one with a load of pockets it was a nightmare.
Look out for a john Wilson they do still turn up from time to time.
Still got mine must be 15 yrs old or more.

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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Harry » Sat May 27, 2017 10:33 am

I have a tweed waistcoat which suits me fine but I did see this the other day... perhaps it may suit...!?
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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Santiago » Sat May 27, 2017 10:35 am

As as alternative what about a Barbour Bedale Jacket. They're just a tad longer than a waistcoat and possibly the shortest Barbour jacket. And they have two nice big pockets. Ought to be plenty on ebay.
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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Paul D » Sat May 27, 2017 11:38 am

http://i67.tinypic.com/34hf6ok.jpg
Mentioned this one before, not cheap but very nicely made and I've found it to be very practical. :Hat:
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Re: Waistcoat suggestions?

Post by Robbi » Sat May 27, 2017 11:46 am

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