The Arrowhead Equipment Westslope Pouch is a 1 oz minimalist organizer designed to hold all of the fishing gear (minus rods) for a day on the river. I use mine to hold my flies, tippet, nippers, and hemostats when Tenkara fly fishing on the hikes I take whenever my path crosses a mountain stream where there might be wild trout. For $25, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything so functional and lightweight.
Specs at a Glance
- Weigh: 1 oz
- Dimensions: 5″ x 7.5″
- Attachment: Neck lanyard
- Water Resistant: Yes
The Westslope Pouch is designed to hang around your neck, although it has beastie-D rings on its four corners, so you can easily attach it to the daisy chains on your backpack’s shoulder straps if you like. I prefer to fish without a pack on, so I use the neck lanyard which comes with a cordlock so you can adjust the length. I’ve also added a cord loop to the bottom two D-rings that loops around my lower torso, in order to prevent the pouch from swinging forward when I bend over.
The pouch has one long zippered pocket which is large enough to the hold the SF superslim trout fly box I carry when I fish and zip it shut (although I keep it unzipped for ease of access). There’s a velcro patch to hold loose flies on the front, although they fall off if you fish with barbless or mashed barb hooks, which I do. There’s also a daisy chain across the front that you can hang tools from or a tippet reel.
The Westslope Pouch is made a water-resistant ripstop fabric and available in multiple colors. I think it’s a nice piece of kit for fishing and I can recommend it if you’re looking for something similar.
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