Fishpond’s Wasatch Tech Pack is one of the most versatile fly fishing packs on the market, making it ideal for a variety of fishing situations. With a collapsible 610 cu. in. backpack, it can hold a rain jacket, lunch, first aid kit, and extra tackle with ease for long days on the water or excursions into the backcountry.
The backpack is also set up to hold an 100 ounce water bladder and on the exterior there is a mounted rod-tube holder, making storage a breeze. The pack also features highly-adjustable waist and shoulder straps for a snug fit, and is padded for more comfort carrying heavy loads.
On the front of the pack, you’ll find a plethora of great storage options for your flies, floatant, and necessary tools. With two flip-down fly work-stations, changing flies mid-stream is much easier than it used to be, and these removable foam fly patches also serve a great option for storing flies while out fishing.
The flyfishing pack by Fishpond has two chest pockets with sealed zippers, four large interior mesh pockets, and numerous smaller pockets in which to stow your tippet, floatant, dry shake, weights, and strike indicators. As far as the well-designed bells and whistles go, it features a D-ring to attach your landing net to and hemostat holders, so they don’t flop around on you while wading across the river.
Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack Product Details:
- Two patented, signature molded zip-down fly benches with replaceable foam
- Integrated rod tube holder
- Expansion zipper for larger loads
- Water bladder compatible
- One-size-fits-most” adjustable shoulder and waist strap design
As a fly-fishing guide, I’ve used this pack in a variety of situations, from hiking into the backcountry in Yellowstone to floating down the tailwater rivers in western NC and eastern TN. I’ve been most impressed with its thoughtful design, comfort, adjustability, and versatility. It’s one of my favorite pieces of gear I own and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
The Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack is available in Deepwater Blue, or Marsh, which is an olive drab color. See pricing on Amazon and features Fishpond’s Lifetime warranty.