Fishpond San Juan Vertical Chest Pack Review

The San Juan vertical chest pack can do it all. Many anglers burden themselves with an overloaded vest or backpack. I’ve been guiding out of one of these little packs for two years and won’t change anytime soon. Inside it holds two C&F leaf boxes, one large Morrell, and two small myrans, leaders, licenses, etc. On the outside, nylon loops and elastic cuffs secure tippet spools, nippers, dry shake, Gink and weighted putty. It can be worn in a number of ways, but in summer when flows are lower and days hotter, I wear it as a fanny pack. In higher flows it can be worn over the shoulder to keep it dry and close but out of the way.

Jason du Pont