I am not a fisherman myself but I am involved in the development of a number of our products and so when I was given the task of ensuring that our fishing vest met the needs of those who love fishing i turned to our resident expert Roger, our Warehouse Manager at our Vancouver, Washington distribution office in the USA. He has let me into his private world to share his accessory choices and how they work with our vest. Excited? I know I was. Here's the list, including some of the questions that came to mind along the way:
Roger begins, "Hiking and fishing in the High Sierra's one must be able to adapt to changing weather, personal and stream conditions. This means carrying a lot of different items because camp maybe miles away."
Back of vest:
top center loop: provides a place to hang your net until needed. Easy to reach: quick release with a magnetic catch and quick return to same spot. Centered in the back prevents snagging on branches and bushes.
Lower storage pocket zippered: storage for gloves and a poncho.
Front of vest/right side:
D-ring: forceps for removal of hooks
Single top pocket holding a jar of salmon eggs (Only good for bait, as it takes a lot to make an omelet)
Two pockets: holding two jars of bait (yeah, it's going to be a long day, hope you brought beer)
Large zippered pocket: box of lures,hooks and spare parts (Do you mean headlight globes, fan belts, alternators etc?)
Lower large pocket: misc. items, water bobbers, scissors, stringer, matches and walk-talkie (10-4 good buddy)
Loop - hooks the safety cord for the net
Front zippered closed and snapped
Hand pocket (You can fish one handed?)
Front left side:
Loop: used for clipping license to (Is it true your licensed to kill?)
2 pockets: each holds a small container of weights or split shot
Side entered pocket: spool of leader for flying (You can fish while your flying?)
Zippered pocket: leather holder containing fly's
Nail clipper for trimming line (Should you do your nails before you go fishing then?)
2 large pockets: needle nose pliers, knife, snacks, Kleenex. (Bless you)
Be sure to send us your suggestions. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On average, women should order one size smaller for unisex sized garments (if you size to a 3XL in women's, order a XXL for unisex).
WOMEN'S SIZE CHART
For women's clothing, order as sized below.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HEAD
Kakadu hats - or Mates as we often call them - come in all shapes and sizes so you're sure to find a Mate that suits you.
But first things first, lets determine your correct size. Remember you want comfortably firm
Wrap a tape measure or a piece of string (if you use string, you'll need a ruler as well) around your head so that it is above your eyebrows and a 1cm / half and inch above your ears. No need to pull too tight - remember you want your hat to be comfy!
Follow the size guide below to help determine your size. There are some slight variations in size depending on the fabric used for the hat - thicker materials mean the hat fit will be a bit tighter and thin fabrics a bit touch looser