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Fishing Backpacks

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Hello,

I am looking for a fishing backpack around 100 dollars. I have looked on amazon and have found a few but they have mixed reviews. Does anyone have one they really like? I am looking for good durability, lots of storage, waterproof, comes with tackle boxes, etc. 

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I think you'll pay through the nose for anything "fishing" marketed or manufactured by a big name in fishing.  Money better spent on a secondhand jansport and some plane flats.

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Waterproof? Probably my RTIC cooler backpack. I use it to hold gear when I fly, and use if when I plan to keep fish (Bonito). 

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Just now, ged said:

Waterproof? Probably my RTIC cooler backpack. I use it to hold gear when I fly, and use if when I plan to keep fish (Bonito). 

this.  I got one too......cold beer!

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Probably wont find a waterproof 1 unless you go for a fly pack.  Those are like $200. I used a Camelback  w/out bladder. pack for 3 years.  It just fell apart.  I received a $50 bass pro card and bought this.  Lunkerhunt.  Came with Plano boxes and plenty of storage and pockets.  Truth be told,  was not that impressed with any by any of the brands Daiwa, Shimano, Penn.  I just needed 1and grabbed this.  I have been pleasantly surprised so far.  About 5 months with it.

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I was looking for one too. Looked on Amazon for cheap backpacks, plenty around $30. Then find one that fits dimensions of a plastic case/cases you want to house lures. Lastly spray with aerosol waterproofing.
 

This will get you exactly what you want for <$100. I looked for something as small as I could get that would fit my Plano cases. Also something made from cordura nylon. 

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2 hours ago, CoffeeHangover said:

I think you'll pay through the nose for anything "fishing" marketed or manufactured by a big name in fishing.  Money better spent on a secondhand jansport and some plane flats.

 

I agree with this

 

I would look at back-country back packs, there are some mid-range hiking packs that offer a lot, or a little storage, support and durability in a better price than name brand fishing markted equipment, as previously stated.  Go to an REI store if you can, they have an enormous selection of backpacks that you really need to handle to make the right choice. Lots of other cross-over applications for fishing as well....

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7 mins ago, ged said:

Is anything other than the RTIC or Yeti cooler pack waterproof?

Yeah, simms and fishpond make submersible packs.  Pricey though!

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I have a shimano backpack currently and it is nice, does what I need it to. But also had a Field and Stream backpack which I think was a better pack for me. Gave it to a friend of mine, kinda regret letting it go. I think I picked up the F&S pack at Dicks. 

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skb  tac pac.   not waterproof   150.00.   wanted one ten years finally got one.  wish I got it first day I saw it. exceptional   will get you fully mission capable.  ....... some online photography place has the best deal on them.  

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