Redington Clark Fork Fly Fishing Vest Review

Today, I reviewed the Redington Clark Fork Fly Fishing Vest

In today’s day and age, it’s very easy to start questioning what gear and vests are going to be of quality, and what aren’t.  Let me tell you what I do and don’t like about the Clark Fork Vest.

Positives of the Redington Clark Fork Vest

First off, this vest really isn’t that expensive.  It comes in at a price range from 27 to 40 bucks, depending on the size you go with.  If you are just getting into fly fishing, maybe not a terrible option for you (I think there’s better however).

It has plenty of pockets that cover the chest, and a zip up pocket on the back.  This vest has a decent amount of package space to throw gear in, but not as much as other vests out there.  Now if you are looking for a slimmer vest this might be perfect for you!

Sometimes fly anglers pair a light vest with a pack to store a lot more gear in, if you’re interested I have an article written about the best fly fishing packs of 2020.

The Redington Clark Fork Fly Vest also comes in a variety of sizes, which will make for a good fit regardless of how big or small.

A major upside of this vest, is that it’s also made by Redington, a brand known for producing high quality fly fishing gear.  However, I can’t help but wonder, how much quality can you get in a 30 dollar vest?

Now The Not So Positives

Personally, I don’t recommend this vest to a serious fly fisherman or woman (one who is out on the river constantly).  It doesn’t have tons of space in the pockets, especially if you are carrying streamer boxes.  This vest features no real awesome technology and extra gear spots either.  It doesn’t have a rod holder or anything that says “buy me” over any of the other vests on the lower tier level.

It is made by Redington (a positive), but there has been a dispute over the quality in this vest.  If you’re asking me, I don’t want to chance my vest breaking down during a fishing to a little creak in the middle of the Rockies in Colorado.

What I’d Recommend Instead

If you are looking for a vest with a lot of space to put gear and in same price range, go with the Bassdash Strap Fishing Vest.  It comes with far more technology and space to put your gear in, so you might as well go with this one.

However, if you’re going to be out fishing a lot this summer and you are fine with a price tag bump for quality, go with the Simms Headwater Pro Vest.  It doesn’t have a back pack, but it’s very high quality with a lot of storage space.

In Conclusion

Now the Redington Clark Fork Fly Fishing Vest might be the golden ticket for you, especially if you’re out on the river only a couple times a month.  It has decent quality and realistically will get the job done! At the end of the day, the key is to get a vest and get on the river.  From over here, I’m wishing you the best of luck!

 

 

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