Apr 17, 2008 at 6:49 pm #1228443
Hey there, I don't know if this is out of line or not, but I thought it would be worth asking. So, does anyone take special requests? Typically when I'm backpacking, it also means I'm fly fishing. For a long day on the river I used the lid/detachable fanny pack of the Granite Gear Meridien, but have since lightened my pack and load (went with Golite Jam2).
However! I loved carrying the fanny pack as a sling over my shoulder and back. And I have been searching for a long time with no luck for a light weight shoulder sling pack that I can fish with all day. The closest thing I have found so far is the Orvis Sling, but i'm pretty sure it weighs about 2 lbs! I'd just love the same thing in UL material, and a bit more stripped down.
So! What say you BPL MYOG-ers!? Anyone have it in them to give it a whirl? If not, where would I go to find something like this.Apr 17, 2008 at 7:02 pm #1428998
@jeremy11Locale: Exploring San Juan talus
I have a shoulder sling daypack I make that is basically just a stuff sack with a water bottle pocket and shoulder strap. The lightest one is 2 oz with silnylon and a 1 1/2" grosgrain webbing strap, and I have a spectra gridstop one with an adjustable webbing shoulder strap that weights maybe 4-5 oz. They are plenty big enough for ultralight day gear. I often pack my day stuff in it, then when backpacking it goes on the very top in my Golite Gust, for nice organization, plus a really light daypack.
And I do take requests.Apr 18, 2008 at 10:30 am #1429054
Thanks so much…is there an email address I can reach you on to discuss further instead of boring the good folks of BPL?
I can PM too, but sometimes that gets all funky. Let me know!Apr 18, 2008 at 3:28 pm #1429090
A few years back I bought a LaFuma synthetic summer bag that came with a really unique stuff sack. The cord pulls at the top of the sack are extra long and the ends are permently attached to the bottom to form a day pack. The cord pulls act as straps. Or sometime I put the cords together and wear it as a sling. It's just coated rip stop and I've been meaning to make a copy out of silnylon but just haven't yet. I wear a lanyard around my neck with tippet material and nippers and the fly box in my front shirt pocket. I'll usually use the stuff sack pack for my water bottle and snacks and maybe an extra clothing layer and camera. With this set up I can be gone all day and I don't have to bring an extra fishing pack. When I hike, it goes back to being used as a stuff sack for my sleeping bag.Apr 19, 2008 at 7:09 pm #1429204
That sounds really cool Randall…do you have any photos of it?
I too wear a lanyard, and a Morel fly box in the shirt pocket, and also used my fannypack/sling last year to carry my platy, lunch, snack, rainjacket, and a small survival kit. That's pretty much it, and I could be on the river all day. Here's my previous setup I'm trying to improve on.Apr 20, 2008 at 9:09 pm #1429303
Here ya go….
Jul 24, 2008 at 7:42 am #1444323
Anyone wanna do a project!?Jul 24, 2008 at 7:47 pm #1444454
what exactly do you want? Dimensions? Fabrics? Pockets? I am up to make most anything. e-mail me @ email@example.com if you want
I could make it a detach lid for the Jam2 if i had picks of the pack see how to attach it if that is your preff style.Jul 25, 2008 at 1:01 pm #1444575
thanks Tim, I sent you an email!Jul 25, 2008 at 7:27 pm #1444624
i will get it Sunday. I am currently out of town.
-TimAug 3, 2008 at 8:55 am #1445551
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