The canvas gas mask bag

Other traditional odds and sods can be found in here.
User avatar
Coral Maestro
Rudd
Posts: 373
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Location: Correze, France

Re: The canvas gas mask bag

Post by Coral Maestro »

My first tackle carrying bag was a gas mask bag. Unfortunately it bit the dust after being left wet in the garden shed. In those days I didn't have much gear so it was perfect for the job but it was replaced by something a bit more capacious as my tackle collection grew.
Once I started night fishing I was using a bright orange "Campari" framed rucksack which to be honest was uncomfortable to carry any distance.
The dace is both lively and lean,
With a beautiful silvery sheen;
He'll snatch at your flies
With a lightning-like rise
And unless you are sharp, he's just been.
-Fishing Gazette

User avatar
Silfield
Grayling
Posts: 743
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:31 pm
1
Location: Norfolk

Re: The canvas gas mask bag

Post by Silfield »

Coincidentally I have just received my birthday present from my wife......

Image

Image


1970's Roumanian issue but perfect for a days roaming the bank. Smells exactly like an old 37 pattern pack that I used for fishing as a young lad and later as a school / college bag.
Oldest son uses it now for a school bag and says it has 'pulling power'- never did for me though! :roll:

User avatar
Dipper
Roach
Posts: 293
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:42 am
Location: Gloucestershire

Re: The canvas gas mask bag

Post by Dipper »

Silfield wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:17 am Coincidentally I have just received my birthday present from my wife......

Image

Image


1970's Roumanian issue but perfect for a days roaming the bank. Smells exactly like an old 37 pattern pack that I used for fishing as a young lad and later as a school / college bag.
Oldest son uses it now for a school bag and says it has 'pulling power'- never did for me though! :roll:
I’ve been using mine for the past couple of years now with no problems, well worth buying a can of “Fabsil” or similar, the rain will just run off after a good coating :Wink: Also I taped the straps(see pic) for silent use when stalking Carp...

Image

Regards,

Dipper :Hat:
”If you don’t come home either wet or injured, you’re not trying hard enough...”

User avatar
Silfield
Grayling
Posts: 743
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:31 pm
1
Location: Norfolk

Re: The canvas gas mask bag

Post by Silfield »

Hello Dipper, good to see that I am not the only one that could see the potential in the bag, certainly seems to be more than capable of doing the job. Thanks for the advise about proofing, I have some fabsil that I use on a canvas tent so will give it a go.
Lovely looking tackle and location by the way :Thumb:

User avatar
ReelMaker
Chub
Posts: 1040
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:11 pm
8
Location: Herts

Re: The canvas gas mask bag

Post by ReelMaker »

Good evening,I just purchased a small canvas bag from Amazon 9x9x4inches deep with separate sections inside should be just big enough for my small stream tackle,this bag is karky just like the one I had as a junior,Happy days those ,now thinking back.Keep well.Reelmaker

Post Reply

Return to “Other Traditional Items of Tackle”