THE BLUE RIVER CHEST/LUMBAR PACK IS A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO A VEST.
One of our most popular packs, for a number of good reasons. The Blue River Chest/Lumbar pack is a great alternative to a vest, with the versatility to be worn as a lumbar, chest or sling pack. Regardless of how you wear it, everything you need on the water is right at your disposal, and out of the way when you dont. Youll be surprised at how much you can carry in the the Blue River pack.
Main storage compartment with three interior pockets
Patented, molded zip-down fly bench with replaceable foam
Tarpaulin tabs and elastic loops for accessory attachment
Attachment points for tools and hemostat
Molded, signature, zip-down fly bench with replaceable foam
Sage Green ($79.95)
366 cu. in.
9.5" x 5" x 7"
Great bag, the boyfriend loved it. A nice upgrade but keeps the classic features of the bag the same. Quick shipping and great price. A+
Great day bag!
The Fishpond Blue River pack is like the old Labrador that keeps on jumping in the truck and you feel wrong when it’s not with you. The Blue River is a classically styled piece that is just the right size for a half to full day on the water. It is all too easy to buy a pack that is just too big for everyday use. Bringing the kitchen sink with you is not advisable on most days. Because you can’t cram everything you own into it you won’t get that all-too common sag down the hips that happens with overloaded waist packs. Overall I would say the pack is very comfortable and simple. The Blue River has many nooks and crannies for all your gadgets but also has one main compartment for a water bottle or some of your bigger fly boxes. I generally carry 2 Tacky boxes, several extra leaders, tippet, floatant and some snacks. The pack is not quite big enough to comfortably carry and access my DSLR style camera. I mostly use this pack for half-day adventures and most often trout fishing. The pack is not waterproof and is probably not really designed for steelheading or deep wading. Overall, if you are looking for a midsized pack for trout fishing you probably have just found the right choice.