Fishpond took their new West Bank Wading Belt, and added a matching pack, with a strap, to create the Switchback Wading Belt System, one of the most innovative pieces of fly fishing gear we’ve seen.
The Switchback could replace your wading belt, lumbar pack or vest, and with all the potential for add-ons, you may never go back to where you were before. Think about how comfortable this system is.
You don’t have to wear waders to use the Switchback. Think of it as a comfortable belt, that also serves as a wading belt. A permanent landing net slot holds your net with the handle down and the bag up, so you won’t snag limbs in your net as often. The bag and hoop of the net are against your back, where they should be. The slot holds most landing nets.
The 5-liter pack is attached to the sliding “rail” so you can slide it from the rear to the front, for easy access, then stowed to the back and out of your way. The pack features two main zippered pockets and holds 2-3 large fly boxes or 4-6 slim fly boxes. On the front of the pack are two stretch pockets for quick access items. Hypalon attachment points are positioned on each side to secure hemostats or retractors.
The padded strap helps hold the belt in position, distributing the weight, while serving as additional space for tools and other add-ons.
You can add other pieces of gear to the sliding “rail”, such as, a wading staff pouch or a water bottle holder. The belt is made using thermoformed foam for comfort around your waist. It is wide and soft enough to help support your lower back while fishing all day.
The Switchback Wading Belt System deserves your careful consideration, and it may become your favorite piece of fly fishing gear. Check out the price! That is going to make this system even more popular. We are going to see a lot of these on the streams and rivers.
Pack Measurements: 9” x 7” x 5”
Belt Padding: 32” long x 4.5” high
Webbing maximum length is 63 inches
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Little River Outfitters is a fly shop and mail order company located in Townsend, Tennessee, a gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We have been family owned since 1994.
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