Gear Review: William Joseph Confluence Chest Pack

I started using this chest pack, and it has changed how I fish. I learned about it after watching a video on what competitive fly fishermen tend to use (see up top).

I really like the WJC because:

  • It’s a chest pack, and so, the weight is evenly distributed on my shoulders. My sling pack left my one shoulder achy and tweaked my back.
  • The front pockets are magnetized. No need to fumble with zippers, and while I tie on or clip off flies, they can cling safely and securely on a pocket. 
  • I can pack a lot of gear efficiently.
  • It’s not cheap at $150 or so, but it’s been worth the investment for me. I cannot fish often, and so, will put in eight to ten hours straight on the water when I do go out.

    If you’re interested, here are some reviews.

    I think it’s very telling when very serious anglers start to use the same piece of gear. It means it’s good.

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