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Fishing vest

Postby brodie tas » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:24 pm

Hi been looking at a easier way to carry a few lures on me had a look at bcf and they have a kayak fishing vest heaps of pockets etc but its not a pfd anyone know where I could get something like that but a pfd? Need a new pfd as I only wear my stormy seas vest thanks
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Re: Fishing vest

Postby Edstar » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:57 am

I bought a pfd with lots of pockets off eBay about 6 yrs ago. It was handy but now all the zips has siezed and a few holes in some pockets. It looks like the kato pfd for bcf. Next one I buy would have plastic zip to help stop siezing. But 6 years isn’t bad for a cheapie. Salt water kills a lot of gear. I was just gonna buy a fishing vest and wear it over my pdf if I was in calm waters or just land based but I’m barely do inshore work any more.
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Re: Fishing vest

Postby Dodge » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:43 am

brodie tas wrote:Hi been looking at a easier way to carry a few lures on me

Brodie you could also consider another option like a couple of blokes I fish with.

Just use an Alvey Surf Bag, has only only a couple of big pockets, but capable of carrying pliers knife and a couple of small tackle boxes .... when rigging bag lays in their lap, with everything at hand, then after rigging bag is slung behind back so out of the way and easy to paddle.

Cyclists also use similar light calico bags that could be used same way, and thinking about would be easy to alter a green shopping bag using a single strap instead of straps either side.
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Re: Fishing vest

Postby Aussie54 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:34 pm

I got one of these. Piece of mind. No pull cord, no annual checking, several pockets, keeps you warmer on cold days. ... uct_id=217
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Re: Fishing vest

Postby Lindzz11 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:55 am

I use one of these , had it for a few years now and still going strong
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Re: Fishing vest

Postby metime » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:09 pm

Bought a fishing vest/pfd with pockets from korea but not have australian standard approval. Is it illegal to use? Have tried it out and it does keep me afloat.
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