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Btw, I decided to get the Recon. I’ll still attach the ESEE underneath but use the front panel molle to attach a radio, flashlight and maybe phone/gps.




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Cool, I'll be interested to hear what you think of it! Do you have any trips or plans coming up where you'll be putting it to use?
 
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No trips planned but would like to get away if possible.

HPG is out of stock for now - will order when stock is available.




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it's an abnormal enough piece of kit to be kind of conspicuous out in public, but it blends in well with backpacking gear and certain other outdoor attire. [...snip...] while riding a bike or paddling a kayak,


A very good point, with respect to conspicuity. Riding a bike I had thought of, but not paddling. Man, I'm thinking that pack is about ideal for padding/fishing.




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it's an abnormal enough piece of kit to be kind of conspicuous out in public, but it blends in well with backpacking gear and certain other outdoor attire. [...snip...] while riding a bike or paddling a kayak,


A very good point, with respect to conspicuity. Riding a bike I had thought of, but not paddling. Man, I'm thinking that pack is about ideal for padding/fishing.


Yeah, my son and I went on a backcountry kayak camping/fishing trip last fall and there were a lot of things that I couldn't carry with me on the kayak while fishing for fear of them falling out of my pockets or getting wet, and as a result we didn't end up getting any fish pics even though we caught some dandies. It was also awkward re-rigging poles, accessing tackle, etc. We're planning to go back this fall, and I'm really looking forward to having the kit bag along this time....I think it'll make things much easier.
 
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Just got back from a week of camping and fishing with the family in Michigan, and I used the crap out of the medium bag, so I figured I'd update this.

We did quite a bit of hiking, a lot of it in and around water. The bag worked good for keeping stuff up and out of the water, and even when we were wading through pretty deep stuff (sometimes up to my waist), I wasn't worried about stuff getting immersed, short of a full-on trip and faceplant. Thankfully that didn't happen.



We did a lot of fishing off the dock, as well as from Kyaks. I'll admit that if you load it too heavy, you start feeling the weight on your shoulders after a couple of hours standing on the pier. It as awesome for Kyak fishing, though...made it easy to access spare tackle and my phone for photos. My youngest learned to Kyak on this trip, and caught his first "kyak fish" as well, so it was cool to be able to capture that without having to worry about my phone slipping out of my pocket and going into the lake. I got a couple pics of my own as well (gratuitous fish pics below Big Grin).





 
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Is that a pike or a muskie?


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Is that a pike or a muskie?


Pike. Muskie have vertically oriented stripes, almost like tiger stripes. Pike have the longitudinal pattern like the guy in the photo. I've never caught a Muskie, despite living 300 yards from the same lake that the last 2 state records came out of. They call them the fish of 1000 casts for a reason, and I just don't have the patience for it, or the technique. I've seen some pictures of local catches, though, and they really are monsters. I probably ought to do some research and give it a try.
 
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