Thursday, August 20, 2015

Gear Review-Fishpond Cimarron Wader/Duffel Bag

There is one piece of gear that goes with me on every flyfishing journey, whether it is a half day trip to local waters, or a week in Montana.   I've owned a fishpond Cimarron wader bag for approximately 10 years (likely longer, but I can't recall for sure).   The bag has a zippered and ventilated compartment in the bottom for storage of waders and boots, and the main compartment holds a ton of gear, to include raincoat, reel cases, extra fly boxes, spare tools, water filters, sweatshirts, and your fly vest.   The main compartment has numerous pockets along the inner walls of the bag so that you can organize smaller items if needed.   There is a sling strap, and hidden backpack straps if you wish to use it as a backpack to haul your gear into the back country (I've used it that way).

There are exterior straps to secure a rod tube, and the bag is tough.   When I fly to a fishing destination, it is a bag I stuff full of gear, and check with the airline.    It has taken any abuse that the luggage handlers dish out, and my gear inside always arrives intact.   After years of tough use, one of the interior metal supports broke.   I sent it to fishpond for a repair, and they sent me a new bag at no cost.    I was planning to pay for the repair, but I was impressed by the great customer service of this Colorado based company.   I highly recommend this bag, you won't regret buying one.

BDF uses a three tiered gear rating system for gear reviews.

Dry Fly =       Great Product
Emerger=       Good product with potential
Nymph=         Could use improvement   

The fishpond Cimarron wader bag earns Dry Fly status.

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