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Dongotto
11-16-2010, 03:10 PM
Ok, maybe this is weird but I'm thinking of getting one of those fly fishing lanyards for crappie fishing in my boat. I think it would be cool to have line clippers and a small fly box with crappie jigs on my chest. Also a clip on tube that would hold nibbles. They have clips that keep them secured to your shirt and wouldnt weight much. I think it would make tying on a lot easier especially in the wind and I'm always trying to stay on my brush for my partner and still put a jig on. Anyone use something like this?

deathb4disco
11-16-2010, 03:16 PM
I occasionally use a lanyard when trout fishing. I tried a small chest pack, but it made my back ache. You should be OK with a lanyard, though. You can get decent ones for around $20 or you can make your own.

skeetbum
11-16-2010, 03:25 PM
Even when I'm not trolling or riggin I still keep a rod holder where I sit in the front of my boat. I'm going to design a caddy to go on the riser to hold a few needed things and keep them out from underfoot. The lanyard is too close to my chest for my old eyes. Maybe a retractor would work.

Dongotto
11-16-2010, 07:47 PM
Even when I'm not trolling or riggin I still keep a rod holder where I sit in the front of my boat. I'm going to design a caddy to go on the riser to hold a few needed things and keep them out from underfoot. The lanyard is too close to my chest for my old eyes. Maybe a retractor would work.

The one I looked at had two retractors. I could put a jig box on one, and line clippers on the other. Also had the clip to keep it attached to my shirt or coat so it's not flopping around when I bend over to mess with the graph, or pull up the trolling motor.

IkenI
11-17-2010, 09:13 AM
I've used one for years. I keep several items on it including the remote to my trolling motor which has its own retractor. I have the clippers on a retractor. I don't use it for jigs tho', just tools I need handy. Since I have used one for many years fly fishing I don't notice the weight. Very handy!