Patagonia Wader Workstation

Patagonia's Wader Workstation

For the longest time I just used the flap pocket in my waders to hold my minimalist kit of a fly box, spool of tippet, a forcep and a box of Dinsmore tin shot. It was all I needed. But I got sort of fancy and used one of my OR (Outdoor Research) pouches and added in to quick links to attach to the straps of my waders. I could take it off and wet wade. This system is the forerunner to my Kaizen bag.

On a Japanese anglers IG I saw the Patagonia symbol on a bag and started to investigate. Yes, Patagonia has started making them available so I bought one. It's a little bit larger and will hold two of my fly boxes, one for western and the other for honryu.

I will post a few pictures here as I begin to use this bag. I will also detail the contents and the strap I will configure for it as above.

To attach my wader shoulder straps, I use a Mallion Rapide "Quick Link" in stainless steel size 3/32" which is petite yet has a working load of 220lbs and another similar keyring type screw link that can either stay on my waders or keep in the wader workstation.

The idea here is that I can use the bag alone or attach to my waders. This is what I've been doing for years, Patagonia finally just made one and a little bit larger. I can place my tenkara box in it as well as my specialized fly box for tailwaters.

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