Fly Fishing Sling Packs

As fly fishermen we are constantly looking for ways to simplify our days on the river. Fewer fly boxes, an organized vest and less to get tangled on is a start. After cleaning up my fly fishing pack it stays organized on the car ride to the river. As soon as I take out my first fly box my organized program goes to hell. For me I started like many of you with a fly fishing vest. I then graduated to a chest pack and now have a hip pack. Although all of these fly fishing items serve the same purpose I have yet to find on that has really nailed it for me. I have been looking into the sling packs and I think they might be the answer. A friend of mine used to wear one when Orvis first came out with them years ago. He loved it. Now with all the improvements of the sling pack and all the options I am now in the market to once again try to simplify my fly fishing “vest.” Here is what I am looking at.

Simms Headwaters Sling Pack

Vedavoo TL Beast Sling Pack

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Patagonia Stealth Atom Sling

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Although all these packs are very similar I am looking for something that can hold bigger fly boxes. My current set up I am limited to only a couple small fly boxes. I am also looking for a sling pack that will hold a tippet ring internally so my tippet doesn’t get caught on the exterior elements. If you are a sling pack owner please chime in and let me know what you like best/ least about the sling pack.