Sidearms and Fly Fishing and Catch #19

If this is you, CALL ME, I can help.

The latest issue of Catch Magazine is out. In it, there is a compelling image (shown above) presumably, of guides in Alaska carrying their trademark .44 caliber bear deterrents.

This is a perfect example of the folks who need the SmithFly Switch vest. With all the tactical type attachments and holster options available for the MOLLE system that the Switch Vest is based on, you would no longer need to jury-rig up such obviously awkward holster set-ups. Cameron from TMF and a number of other folks at IFTD mentioned that the Switch vest would be great for guides in Alaska who want to carry a 44.

Now having said that, Miles Nolte also told me that there is some debate among the guide world as to whether or not a side arm is the proper deterrent. I think I remember him saying that he preferred a shot gun with a big slug, and I buy that too. But hey to each his own right? If that’s you carrying the clumsy rig pictured above in the field, you need to go on over to  and shoot (see what I did there?) me an email and I will hook you up. Now you can wear a fishing vest, waist pack or boat bag, designed specifically  for fishing, but PH balanced for a .44 caliber revolver.


4 thoughts on “Sidearms and Fly Fishing and Catch #19

    • A BB gun now thats hilarious, but probably useful, as its skirts the whole actual sidearm issue. But in Texas you could probably carry an AK and nobody would look twice.

  1. Not the best way to carry ’em, but at least they have them holstered up so they won’t shoot themselves. I’d wanna be able to get to it quickly ( as in any carry situation) but they make these things called “belts” guys. 😉 LOL PS – the Smith stuff looks really nice.

  2. Thanks. Yeah the belt problem is that when it’s on a belt, there’s a good chance it’s getting wet, if you’re walking a drift boat through some stiff current, or jumping out to net a fish etc, keeping it high up keeps it dry.

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