The Weight

There you go, that’s the weight. The pack is a little over 60 pounds, and I’ll be damned if I’m picking that thing up. You can’t see the cart behind the pack, but I went out and bought a $20 hand truck that will hopefully last a while, a long while. Please remember that if you’re taking a bus or a plane, 60 pounds is considered overweight, and people are not happy to pick it up. It may cost you a few extra bucks or a tip to get it on or off the bus.

Somewhere I have a list of what’s in it, but off the top of my head, it’s three fly rods, three reels, three spools,  several lines, leaders, five fly boxes, lots of tippet and leaders, waders, wading boots, rain jacket, poles, assorted fly fishing stuff, net. Can’t say I am ultralight hiking, can ya? But if necessary, if I’m up against the wall and I can pick it up, I can carry it a little way.

The pack in the picture is a SARC McHale Backpack made by Dan McHale in Seattle, WA. Dan makes the best custom packs in the world.


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