So I have been considering the use of a Fly Fishing Lanyard as another way of helping me be organized and functionally lighten the load as I stalk the ponds of Northern Colorado. With that comes the loving statement from my wife, "Don't you already have one of those things?".
Well, yes I did, but this was back when Fly Fishing Lanyards came on the market. Like anything else in fly fishing, those manufacturers of Fly Fishing Lanyards have gone through trial and error, some have came and went, and others are new to the market. What I can say is this. Some of the originals, back in the day, left something to be desired. Therefore, I parted with the original model I had owned, long ago. However, nowadays, when I take a look around the 'net and fly shops, these Fly Fishing Lanyards are everywhere. They catch your eye! Seem to be much better thought out in design also. There seem to be many manufacturers also. Some folks have even made their own. With that I assume, they must be popular and useful. But, before I invest in one, thought I would seek out my BlogBuddies and see what you guys think.
Here are a few examples of what I looked at, of the many, that are on the 'net. Take a look at these pictures and websites if you are so inclined.
Exquisitely designed by a small company
doing it right.
Also, well done. Has lots of good swivels to put "Goodies" on.
Now this one caught my eye, especially, because it is what
they refer to as a "Half Brother" to a standard fishing lanyard
in that it can be clipped to your belt, a fanny pack, or what have you,
and always be handy when you need it.
Well, I could go on and on with various ones I have looked at, but these (3) companies seem to represent a good variety in cost, style, and material used to make the Fly Fishing Lanyard.
Keeping in mind that I am the Pond Stalker and fish ponds, usually on foot, but sometimes, from a float tube. I only carry a selection of flies that I know work or want to try in a few homemade fly boxes from Altoid cans in my pocket. What say you my BlogBuddies? BTW, my wife is just smiling!