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Rucksack/Carryall

Post by Dazcush » Thu Oct 29 2020 12:00

Hey guys,

I am hoping to buy a Rucksack to keep my stuff together when going to and from the river this winter. I plan on doing some roving also.

Do you have any recommendations to any particular rucksacks as there seems to be many to choose from? I will have a large tackle box, some clothes, rig bin, lunch, some tools and a few other bits - scales, bite alarms, etc.

Some of the brands I have been looking at are Solar Tackle Undercover Camp Rucksack, Fox Camolite Ruckall, Korum transition rucksacks and the Trakker NXG 50l.

Does anyone have any experience with any of these or are they suitable?? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Rucksack/Carryall

Post by Jason Skilton » Thu Oct 29 2020 13:58

If you roving, you want to take as little stuff with you as possible....
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Post by jack » Thu Oct 29 2020 15:19

Check out the Korum range, reasonably priced and well made.

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Post by suffolk si » Thu Oct 29 2020 17:56

Jason Skilton wrote:
If you roving, you want to take as little stuff with you as possible....
What Jason says👍
I have a wychwood solace rucksack for roving, fits all I need in it for a days roving, bit small for a long session though. I also have a rucksack/ chair for when I’m doing serious miles and want to go as lightweight as possible 👍

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Post by Jason Skilton » Fri Oct 30 2020 11:54

One rod, net, mat and bait.... small items are in a old tobacco tin, a couple of traces, and a couple of floats

The small bag just carries grub and a flask .
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Post by Mike J » Fri Oct 30 2020 12:13

I use an Orivis Sling Bag.
My rule is if it wont go in the bag it doesn't go, simples.
Food is basic and high energy plus a carton of sweet fruit juice, hot drinks are before I leave the car and when I return.
No rod rests or alarms, traces in 1" loops, carried in 3"x4"x1" box, a sharp knife an unhooker, small tub of SSGs and a small spool of weak nylon.
3-5 baits in a zippo bag or a wine bottle cooler, net over my back, rod in hand and Im good for 5-7miles.

Tip. Lay all your gear out on the floor, then move to one side everything you've not used in your last 4trips, then move everything that isn't essential to catching fish.
Then weigh what remains and get a cheapo backpck from a charity shop or supermarket and fish like that for a season.

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Post by Duncan Holmes » Fri Oct 30 2020 12:59

As a roving rucksac the Thinking Anglers one https://thinkinganglers.com/portfolio/600d-rucksack/ really takes some beating.

I use one for all my short session bank stuff, I can get all the required tackle in the outside pockets, the bank stick holders mean they are easily deployable and even used as an impromptu rod pod.

The central bit is free for a bit of grub, bait and a 1 litre flask. and a roll up unhooking mat will attached to the top.

What Mike says about streamlining gear is good advice, and do it regularly as is soon collects again. Its one of the reasons I changed to titanium traces, my rig bin is a 35mm film canister now :laughs:
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Post by Jason Skilton » Fri Oct 30 2020 14:18

Banks sticks! You tackle tart! I use the rucksac :boing:
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Post by Sam » Tue Nov 03 2020 17:49

Army bags are worth a look too. The NI Patrol Pack has about 38l capacity, ideal for a day trip with all your bits and bats.

https://www.militarymart.co.uk/products ... uine-issue

Shop around, you can get one from between 20 to 40 notes.

More carpy than a TA bag I tellya.

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Post by Lukemilnes » Tue Nov 03 2020 18:10

Dazcush wrote:
Hey guys,

I am hoping to buy a Rucksack to keep my stuff together when going to and from the river this winter. I plan on doing some roving also.

Do you have any recommendations to any particular rucksacks as there seems to be many to choose from? I will have a large tackle box, some clothes, rig bin, lunch, some tools and a few other bits - scales, bite alarms, etc.

Some of the brands I have been looking at are Solar Tackle Undercover Camp Rucksack, Fox Camolite Ruckall, Korum transition rucksacks and the Trakker NXG 50l.

Does anyone have any experience with any of these or are they suitable?? Thanks in advance!

Darragh
I use the fox specialist compact for my river work, it's big enough for the amount you should be carrying which isn't too much really, goes on your back and combined with a rod quiver (with Brolley holder) and bait bucket, jobs a gooden.

The clips for an unhooking mat on the top is quite handy.
Can't compare it to many others as Ive had it for a few years now and is still holding up

Link to fox site is below, not sure where it's still on sale, probs angling direct.

https://www.foxint.com/home/product/spe ... list-range

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Post by Nige Johns » Tue Nov 03 2020 18:52

Have a look at the Drennan specialist rucksacks,30 or 40ltr

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Post by Iain Gillies » Wed Nov 04 2020 19:53

The NGT brew kit bag is about the right size for enough baits, unhooking tools and some terminal gear for roving. They are really cheap too at about £10 from Go Outdoors or a little bit more from eBay.

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Post by Richsheff » Sat Nov 07 2020 16:03

Korum bits and bait bag , They are very handy. Or look on ebay for a game bag i use one when walking about. Fold the net in my mat and clip it on the strap.

Ive also used the cartridge holder to put unhooking tools in to make them easily available to grab if needed.
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Post by Richsheff » Sat Nov 07 2020 16:14

Just remembered the name of it... its an Anglo Arms game bag . Been really good and hard wearing had it probably 8 years and used it for shooting and fishing and only marks on it are on the bottom from sat in mud etc.

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Post by Dazcush » Sat Nov 07 2020 16:26

Wow cheers guys, amazing response!! Will have plenty to narrow down now. Thanks 👍

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Post by Mark Phillips » Sat Nov 07 2020 18:00

Dazcush wrote:
Hey guys,

I am hoping to buy a Rucksack to keep my stuff together when going to and from the river this winter. I plan on doing some roving also.

Do you have any recommendations to any particular rucksacks as there seems to be many to choose from? I will have a large tackle box, some clothes, rig bin, lunch, some tools and a few other bits - scales, bite alarms, etc.

Some of the brands I have been looking at are Solar Tackle Undercover Camp Rucksack, Fox Camolite Ruckall, Korum transition rucksacks and the Trakker NXG 50l.

Does anyone have any experience with any of these or are they suitable?? Thanks in advance!

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Best advice ever - do not buy a fishing branded rucksack! They are generally rubbish - poorly designed, badly made. People will say otherwise, but they're using their only reference point as another fishing rucksack.

I saw the light some years ago. For what you are describing a Wisport Sparrow 16 or 20 will be bang on. You can add additional storage using the Molle webbing. Something you will not find on fishing rucksacks. Condor make the best pouches I've ever seen. This is all military grade kit, so ultra tuff and functional.

Military 1st are the UK stockist for Wisport and Condor. I own four Wisport rucksacks, all of them exceptional bits of kit. Use them for lure fishing and all my pike and carp fishing from the bank. I've got a few Condor pouches which I tend to fill with items I need to hand. Handy also for phones, reading glasses and stuff like that.


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Post by benelli » Sat Nov 07 2020 18:53

Bit rich them!

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Post by Andytheammer » Sat Nov 07 2020 19:03

Lukemilnes wrote:
Dazcush wrote:
Hey guys,

I am hoping to buy a Rucksack to keep my stuff together when going to and from the river this winter. I plan on doing some roving also.

Do you have any recommendations to any particular rucksacks as there seems to be many to choose from? I will have a large tackle box, some clothes, rig bin, lunch, some tools and a few other bits - scales, bite alarms, etc.

Some of the brands I have been looking at are Solar Tackle Undercover Camp Rucksack, Fox Camolite Ruckall, Korum transition rucksacks and the Trakker NXG 50l.

Does anyone have any experience with any of these or are they suitable?? Thanks in advance!

Darragh
I use the fox specialist compact for my river work, it's big enough for the amount you should be carrying which isn't too much really, goes on your back and combined with a rod quiver (with Brolley holder) and bait bucket, jobs a gooden.

The clips for an unhooking mat on the top is quite handy.
Can't compare it to many others as Ive had it for a few years now and is still holding up

Link to fox site is below, not sure where it's still on sale, probs angling direct.

https://www.foxint.com/home/product/spe ... list-range

Luke
I’ve had two of these for quite a while now (Extravagant I Know!)
One for Piking one for Carp!
Can’t fault them but tbf do like the look of the Thinking tackle one Duncan recommended :thumbs:

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Post by davelumb » Sat Nov 07 2020 19:31

Korum Ruckbags are great. Well made, not too big and practical. being able to open the front right up makes it easy to get at anything inside without all the delving a standard rucksack entails.

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Post by Bob Watson » Sat Nov 07 2020 20:33

If you can find the original Drennan super specialist 25l rucksack they're excellent.

The newer version also looks good
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Post by royboy » Sun Nov 08 2020 13:26

Another +1 for Korum ..... I`m using the Day Sack for roving sessions .

Fits tackle box , lunch box , rolled up waterproof jacket .
Scales , unhooking tools etc go in the front pocket .
2 side mesh pockets for mineral or small flask .
And 2 adjustable straps on the top that an unhooking mat will fit .

Well made with wide straps that don`t cut into you !

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Korum-Transition-Luggage

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Post by bencarvosso » Sun Nov 08 2020 13:40

I have used various korum ones over the years and some I have preferred to others but all have been great quality

I recently picked up one of the tactical bags to use for roving. The itm box fits in front pocket and I double it up with the zip up Mat which takes my net and sling.
Nice and light and handy for long distances

https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/korum-tactical-bag
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Post by Pikerd74 » Sun Nov 08 2020 20:15

benelli wrote:
Bit rich them!
Definitely have to hide that receipt from the other half :hit:

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Post by Aldi » Mon Nov 09 2020 11:00

I had the Greys Prodigy Rucksack and it seemed really well build and designed (possibly a little on the heavy side), gave it away when i spat my dummy out with carp fishing. Now use the Drennan Specialist Compact Roving Bag when I can get away with fishing ultra light.

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Post by Jason Skilton » Tue Nov 10 2020 14:15

Bob Watson wrote:
If you can find the original Drennan super specialist 25l rucksack they're excellent.

The newer version also looks good
Thats what I use for the roach and perch fishing :thumbs:
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