There seems to be a mini-trend going on these days in the world of tackle storage. Following the lead of our conventional angling brethren, fly anglers are starting to use soft-sided ‘wallets’ of various sizes and configurations. For example, Bill Lenehan wrote a great guest post for us about how he uses ‘worm wallets’ to store his flies.
Last year Simms came out with a larger version of the tackle wallet idea. It’s called the Headwaters Tackle Wallet, and we’ve been using it a bunch. It’s a soft-sided gear wallet a little larger than a hardcover book, filled with heavy-duty TPU zip-lock pouches that you can velcro in and out.
Here’s why we like it.
- It’s perfect for storing shooting heads! We’ve got a dozen tucked in ours, along with some assorted sinktips and braided loops.
- The clear pouches make it really easy to find what you’re looking for. You can see the color code and/or grain weights printed on your shooting heads, for example.
- It’s easily configurable. Just keep your gear in the ziplocks and velcro in and out what you need for a particular trip.
- It’s very pack-able and doesn’t take up much room. The thin shape and soft sides make it fit great in your suitcase or your boat bag or your backpack.
The Simms Headwaters Tackle Wallet provides an easy way to keep your gear organized on a trip, and we think you should check one out.