You¿'e out wading the flats looking for bonefish and permit; everything you need is stuffed in pockets or clipped and clamped to you in some way, except for the one thing you happen to need right now. Sound familiar? You can avoid this either by carrying a huge backpack or wearing a vest with more pockets than a pool table, but both are potentially hot, sweaty and bulky, particularly when wading the flats. Or you can try J.W. Outfitters Bonefish Pack. This little pack (5¿"x 8.5¿" is designed to be worn either around the waist or neck and can hold a large fly box, extra tippet spools, leaders, pliers and other tools. It also features three D-rings to secure even more tools. Even more important, this pack was designed for saltwater use and constructed from Cordura, so you know it'll last. It's designed to carry just what you need when you¿'e out on the flats and remain compact enough to stay out of the way.
The Bonefish Pack comes in three colors, including navy, sand and spruce, and is available exclusively through Scientific Anglers Mastery Series dealers for $19.95. For more information, contact Scientific Anglers, 3M Center, Building 223-4NE, St. Paul, MN 55144; 800-525-6290.