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Tackle sling bag

Post by Bbrotz » Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:53 pm

I’m looking to get a tackle sling pack for shore pounding. I was looking at the tackle warehouse sling pack or the pantagonia stealth atom sling. Anybody have any experience with these and care to share their thoughts? Much appreciated

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by Houndfish » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:06 am

Bbrotz wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:53 pm
I’m looking to get a tackle sling pack for shore pounding. I was looking at the tackle warehouse sling pack or the pantagonia stealth atom sling. Anybody have any experience with these and care to share their thoughts? Much appreciated
Not those two, but I have been using a Fishpond Summit sling for a few years now and love it. Slings are great if you can force yourself to not over fill them.

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by toddmc » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:19 pm

I always overfilled my sling style bags. I went to a backpack about a decade ago, and it gets more full every damn year! ](*,)

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by Slazmo » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:51 pm

Daiwa Trout bag. Not too big, not too small and carries everything I'd ever need.

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by Drakestar » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:06 pm

I've been using the Rapala Sling Bag Pro since Xmas. Holds two 3600 boxes and has a pouch to store a Gamakatsu G-Box 318SD (for hooks, DS weights etc) plus other misc stuff. I like that it folds open into a horizontal state and creates a working surface, I can just take things out of the box without ever putting down the bag. My biggest gripe is that it doesn't have a water bottle holder, I bought a separate one for joggers. On long trips I only take one tackle box and fit a water bladder into the 2nd compartment.

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by Bbrotz » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:49 pm

Well I was pretty much set on getting the tackle warehouse bag but now I’m not so sure. All those bags look really good. I don’t carry that much tackle with me which is why I was looking at a sling pack. That and I don’t like taking a backpack off and on every time I need something out of it. On all day trips I usually carry a 3600 box, a Gamakatsu 318SD box, pliers, a scale, and a few bags of soft plastics.
Houndfish wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:06 am
Not those two, but I have been using a Fishpond Summit sling for a few years now and love it. Slings are great if you can force yourself to not over fill them.
That looks almost identical to the pantagonia sling pack I was looking at. Do you know if that Fishpond bag can fit a pack of 6” roboworms in the front hardshell pocket? Also I seen it had a net holder, have you tried using that? I appreciate the help.
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Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:51 pm
Daiwa Trout bag. Not too big, not too small and carries everything I'd ever need.
That’s the bag that looks like a messenger bag right? It looks like it would work really good for what I’m wanting, but was wondering does it have a spot for your pliers or line cutters? Also if you don’t mind, does it have a separate compartment for a tackle box and a separate one for soft plastics? Thanks for the help guys!

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by Slazmo » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:50 am

Bbrotz wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:49 pm
That’s the bag that looks like a messenger bag right? It looks like it would work really good for what I’m wanting, but was wondering does it have a spot for your pliers or line cutters? Also if you don’t mind, does it have a separate compartment for a tackle box and a separate one for soft plastics?
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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by MCROUT14 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:02 am

DRT Game Pack is money if you can find one

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by Thunderblack1984 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:48 am

Fishing a Simms headwaters and Orvis guide for fly, salt, and bass shore fishing. Guide size is great for packing for a long day and wanting a couple extra Plano boxes. I love sling packs for inshore fishing as well- lunch, lures, line, water, pliers, sunscreen, glasses are all an easy fit!

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by Houndfish » Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:35 pm

Bbrotz wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:49 pm
That looks almost identical to the pantagonia sling pack I was looking at. Do you know if that Fishpond bag can fit a pack of 6” roboworms in the front hardshell pocket? Also I seen it had a net holder, have you tried using that? I appreciate the help.
The front pocket is easily big enough for 3-4 packs of 6” robos. My net has a super short handle, so it doesn’t stay in the holder well, but a longer one would work great.

If you would like I can grab pics this weekend.

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by Bbrotz » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:10 pm

Houndfish wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:35 pm
The front pocket is easily big enough for 3-4 packs of 6” robos. My net has a super short handle, so it doesn’t stay in the holder well, but a longer one would work great.

If you would like I can grab pics this weekend.
Yeah if you could that would be awesome. Thanks

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by Houndfish » Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:46 pm

Bbrotz wrote:
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Yeah if you could that would be awesome. Thanks
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The clamshell is pretty big, Plano 3500 for reference. It can easily fit 3-4 bags of plastics. The little pockets great for small baggies of assorted TT and the pocket behind the zipper has some dividers in it as well.

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The main pocket. It just fits a Plano 3600, like you have to insert is an exact way every time. Annoying at first, but I don't even notice it now. There is room for one 3600 and one 3500 or three 3500 boxes. Two 3600 boxes will not fit.

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The rear pocket. It will not fit a 3600. There is good padding between it and the outside of the sling, but lumpy stuff will still dig into your back a little. I use to for leader spools and a little first aid kit.

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Top stash pocket. You put your weed in there. Or a power bar or whatever. Big enough for a large phone.

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Water bottle holder. It's not good for much more than a 12-16oz bottle.

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The strap attachment points. I had a pair of pliers and nippers rigged up there, it ruled and I need to replace them.

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The bottom attachment points. I added those webbing straps so I can secure my rain jacket or whatever.

I have had this pack for 4-5 years and love it. It's by far my most used pack and for any time I don't need more then 12-16oz of water it's my go-to. I usually keep it more kitted out but I am in the middle of reloading everything. I am building up a second fishing pack out of an Osprey Talon 11 for longer/hotter days and am trying to figure out the the ideal loadout for each.

I'm an enormous bag dork, thank you for your time.

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by TravisNY » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:06 pm

Simms waterproof for me. Nothing for me to do 4-5 mile river wades this time of year for smallmouth. I’ve never wished I could carry more than it carries. Fits my camelback bladder as well. It’s got more miles on it than my truck tires do.

It’s secured to the back of my Jackson Big Tunas seat on floats. I like being able to hydrate while continuing to cast/read water.

Everyone’s needs are different.

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Re: Tackle sling bag

Post by Bbrotz » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:45 pm

Houndfish wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:46 pm
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Top stash pocket. You put your weed in there. Or a power bar or whatever. Big enough for a large phone.
I’ll have to keep that pocket in mind :laugh1:

But on a serious note, thank you guys so much for the pictures and help. It really made my decision a lot easier. I just put it an order for the fishpond summit sling. Seems perfect for what I was looking for

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