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Fishpond Lumbar Packs
2017 Collection Available November 2016
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Many fly fishermen have chosen lumbar packs as their vest alternative.  Lumbar packs, by definition, fit around your waist and the lower back or “lumbar”.  A lumbar pack’s compartments are usually worn on the back, out of the angler’s way while fishing, then moved to the front for access.

Fishpond has been designing and making lumbar packs for many years. The first was the Blue River, which can be worn as a chest pack, sling pack or lumbar pack.  This has been one of Fishpond’s best selling packs.  From there, more lumbar packs evolved.

Below you will find the complete 2017 Fishpond lineup of lumbar packs.  There are 6 models, including a variation of the Blue River made with waxed cotton.  These packs have different capacities and support systems.  Some are multi use. They come in a wide range of price points.

The information and photographs below will prove to be very useful in making your decision.

If you decide to purchase or want more information about a product, click on the “Buy Now” button. You will be directed to our Little River Outfitters Online Store. Or, you can call the shop at 865-448-9459 to order. Ground Shipping is Free.

NOTE:  All Fishpond items shown in this gear guide are current 2017 merchandise and in some cases, new 2017 gear. Most new and updated gear will be available for sale in November 2016.


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Encampment Lumbar Pack

The Encampment Lumbar Pack is a very popular lumbar pack.  We like the color.  And, the material is made from recycled commercial fishing nets.  The color is Cutthroat Green.

Apart from it's good looks is an emphasis on comfort and keeping your valuable fly fishing gear dry.  The dryness comes from the waterproof breathable fabric and special YKK Aquaguard external water resistant zippers.  This pack has two zippered large compartments. 

This is a large pack, not too large, but big enough to carry everything you need for fly fishing for a day.  Well, it won’t hold a rain jacket and large lunch.  But, it does have two water bottle pockets.  It is equipped with cord loops for tool and accessory attachment.  And, you can use the compression straps to secure the load and keep the pack as small as possible. You can stuff a lightweight rain jacket underneath the compression straps.

The comfort comes from structured back air mesh panels that keep you cool.  The belt panels are designed to wear the load comfortably.

You can wear the Encampment as a lumbar pack or as a sling pack by tucking the belt panels behind the main back panel.

This is an awesome pack from Fishpond.  The dimensions are 11.5” x 5” x 8”, the perfect size for many anglers. This pack looks good and it will serve  you well.

$89.95
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Blue River
Chest Lumbar Pack

We have been selling the Fishpond Blue River Chest/Lumbar Pack for years and its popularity never fades.  This pack is so diverse and useful for fly fishermen.  It can be worn as a lumbar pack.  With the included neck and shoulder strap, you can easily convert it to a chest pack or sling pack.  You can hide the waist strap in the zippered compartment on the back of the pack. 

The list of fantastic features goes on and on.  The main zippered compartment holds plenty of fly boxes.  Inside, there are 5 internal pockets.  Included are 4 additional zippered compartments. 

The Blue River also features Fishpond’s signature zip-down fly bench with replaceable foam.  There are plenty of attachment points for tools.  This chest/lumber pack has it all except water bottle pockets.

It is built to last.  Made from 1680 nylon ballistic cloth, it can take a beating and serve you for years. 

Dimensions are 9.5” x 5” x 7”.  The pack holds 366 cubic inches of gear inside. 

$79.95
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 Fishpond Blue River Chest/Lumbar Pack
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Blue River
Waxed Canvas
Chest Lumbar Pack
Updated for 2017
Available November 2016

Wow!  This may be the finest piece of equipment Fishpond has ever made.  Maybe I am biased.  I love tradition. 

The Blue River Waxed Canvas Chest Lumber Pack is identical to the original Blue River above.  The only difference is the color and the material it is made from.

Seeping in fly fishing tradition, this waxed cotton pack can be worn as a lumbar pack, chest pack or as a traditional sling pack, hung across your shoulder and tucked out of the way until needed. 

Using modern technology and old school lack of technology, this piece is a combination of both.  It is large enough for a day on the stream, but small enough so as not to encumber you with uncomfortable weight.

This pack features a main zippered pocket with 5 internal pockets inside.  There are 4 additional pockets for tools, leaders and tippet.  You can hide the waist belt in the zippered tunnel when using it as a sling. 

The waxed canvas Blue River has the modern signature, zip-down fly bench with replaceable foam just like many other high tech packs made by Fishpond.  Anglers won’t know it is there unless you show them.

So far, this has been a big seller.  It is popular.  Fishermen love it.  The cost is only ten bucks more than the original Blue River at $89.95.  We offer free ground shipping.  Keep the tradition alive and order one today.

Dimensions: 9.5" x 5" x 7"

Color: Earth

$89.95
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 Fishpond Blue River Chest/Lumbar Pack in the color Earth
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Arroyo Chest Lumbar Pack

The Arroyo Chest or Lumbar Pack is made for the angler who wants to carry less stuff on the stream or on the flats.  This pack is lightweight and made from a waterproof breathable fabric that is tough enough to last for years, but light enough to fish with all day. 

If you consider yourself a minimalist, this is probably the pack for you.  It can be worn as a chest pack or a lumbar pack. 

With the included neck/shoulder strap, it can also be worn as a sling pack by securing the waist straps in the built in retainer.

The main zippered storage compartment is accessed from the top.  Inside are three interior pockets to keep your gear organized. 

On the front is a Fishpond molded zip-down fly bench with replaceable foam for your flies.  There are plenty of attachment points for tools. 

Dimensions are 9” x 4” x 7”.  Capacity is 150 cubic inches.  The Arroyo Chest Lumbar Pack is available in two colors, Barnwood or Tortuga.

These are the new 2015 Arroyo Chest Lumbar Packs. They are made from Fishpond's Cyclepond nylon material.  

We offer Free Ground Shipping in the US.  You can buy online or give us a call.

$69.95
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 Fishpond Arroyo Chest Lumbar Pack in colors Driftwood and Tortuga.

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Waterdance Guide Pack

Fishpond says, “More professional guides use this pack than any other on the market”.  I believe it.  The Waterdance Guide Pack has been in the Fishpond lineup for years. 

It is large and durable.  This pack holds lots of gear.  It only makes sense that professional guides would choose this Lumbar/Chest pack when so many choices are available from Fishpond.

The Waterdance Guide Pack is two main compartments, both accessed by zippers on the top.  Additionally, it also has a very large zip-down fly bench with replaceable foam.  Guides need to have plenty of flies on hand with quick access to them.  Inside you will find interior pockets for extra gear storage.

This pack features an adjustable compression strap system to help balance the load.  It can be worn as a lumbar pack or chest pack, depending on the particular circumstance that day.

The Waterdance has two water bottle holders, one on each side of the pack.  

It is made from lightweight, waterproof breathable Cyclepond fabric with 1680 ballistic nylon accents.  Unusual for most lumbar/chest packs, the Waterdance has a carrying handle on top. 

Total capacity is a whopping 427 cubic inches.  The dimensions are 11” x 6.5” x 8.5”.  This great pack is available in the color Driftwood.  

It's is the perfect alternative to a vest.

$99.95
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Flint Hills Lumbar Pack

Here’s a lumbar pack that will fit anyone’s budget at $54.95.  Designed for the fly fishing minimalist or for an angler who spends short times on the stream, the Flint Hills Lumber Pack might be just for you.

Made from lightweight poplin fabric, you will hardly know you are wearing it.  The main pocket contains large slash organization pockets.  Additionally, another zippered accessory pocket and two mesh pouches on the exterior will hold enough gear for a few hours of fishing. 

The interior volume is 183 cubic inches.  Dimensions are 9” x 7” x 2.75”.  Color is Sand.

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 Fishpond Flint Hills LUmbar Pack

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