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Through the years, I and the fly people in my family have used various patches to hold and dry fly patterns that have been used or placed in a handy location for immediate access. Whether one uses a vest, chest pack or sundry other devices to hold equipment for fly fishing, fly patches have been a fly fishing mainstay for a long time…here’s our evolution with some other alternatives tossed in…

DAD FRYING PAN VEST -1-Some younger guy, on the Frying Pan River in CO with no fly patch around 1978…

JMH RF ROAD -1-Jean Marie, above the Roaring Fork River, Aspen, CO – with a vest and (count ’em) two fly patches made from sheep skin – one of the worst patches ever made when attempting to extract an un-de-barbed hook…leave one’s flies in there and watch them rust…

ally-madison_1_-2Ally, on the Madison River, MT with my TEENY VEST ( which I got for tubing) and a sheep skin fly patch..I recall her saying, “I’ll be takin’ that vest !”…

POP OWENS FLY PATCH -1-Me n’ Angelo on the Lower Owens River with one of the first foam patches Simms made for their vests…they didn’t hold up too well and I kept asking the guys at Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing store to see if they could get a replacement from the company…

POP NF TULE FLY PATCH -1-On the North Fork of the Tule River with an almost destroyed Simms foam patch…

SIMMS FLY PATCHES -1-Simms foam fly patches…OK (above) – Mo’ Betta’ (below)…

MOO FLY PATCH EWR -1-Michael with the current Simms patch on the East Walker River…

FLYTRAPs -1-Waterworks Fly Traps…a little Velcro and it goes here…

DAD MAD FLYTRAP -1-Upper left vest pocket flap on the older Simms Guide model – on the Madison River, MT…

patch_zoomSimms patch box…closed…

simms-patch-fly-box-04Simms patch box…open…

FINSPORT FLY PATCH -1-FINSPORT BUG CAGE…closed…

FINSPORT FLY PATCH OPEN -1-FINSPORT BUG CAGE…open…

DAD TULE FINSPORT -1-FINSPORT BUG CAGE in use…on the North Fork of the Tule River…

IMGP08622__74715.1277351919.1280.1280Hardy Leather Fly Patch…I really like many of the Hardy leather products …unfortunately, this patch has sheep skin inside…

streamworks_chest_fly_holderThese are from STREAMWORKS …plastic with foam or magnetic insert…

11a0291.1_2_3This is the Wychwood Vuefinder Fly Patch…reviewed by Andy Buckley…

t349_ca071ead27fd224e1512d347e9e781cbFrom C&F DESIGNS… magnetic and something to pin on your hat or vest…

s7_320099_999_01A magnetic fly patch from Cabela’s…

I am personally keen on the Finsport Patch…It is enclosed and I don’t find myself losing flies when navigating “wait a minute ” bushes… Michael likes the Simms foam patch and is always asking me to replace fies…

EW MYSTIC -1-Stuff that will grab yer’ flies on the East Walker River…

This is the new Tacky Tube which folds together and is held by magnets so bushes don’t snatch yer’ flies – (July 2015)…

TACKY TUBE

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PT/TB

Wychwood Vuefinder Fly Patch
Wychwood Vuefinder Fly Patch
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