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Old 04-11-2009, 04:49 PM
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I just cant seem to travel light so I decided to get a backpack bag to use. Anyone have any experience with the Albackore bags? I saw the same thing at dicks today..made by open water but it did not have the backpack straps it only had the over the shoulder strap.
This was a deal breaker for me otherwise I would have bought it. I am thinking about getting the Albcore model with 5 utility boxes.

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Old 04-11-2009, 07:49 PM
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To be completely honest, you're much better off with a quality 2 row surf bag.
Having to strip off a 15lb backpack every time you switch plugs is going to be a royal PIA. And forget switching plugs when you're perched on a rock out in the water.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:42 PM
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Yes that sounds right if I was just using lures...alot of the time I chunk bait. I was looking for something that would carry a full range of stuff. Often I fish from the beach. I liked the way the individual boxes were seperated in the pack so you could remove one without the rest collapsing on each other. I tend to take just about everything with me ...like I said I just cant seem to only take what I probably need with me. I have a backpack now but get sick of digging through it to find what I am looking for.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:38 PM
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I've been using a backpack for a few years now and to be quite honest this year I'm looking for a surfbag. I've learned to go a little lighter and not bring everything as you say you do; I used to. Sudsy is right, PIA to take off quickly and forget it if your already balancing someplace.

With that said I bought a big Browing tackle backpack from Cabela's a few seasons ago and never even used it as a backpack; way too big with no support/frame and the shoulder straps were way too thing and flimsy. I use it once and a while but carry it...i know. The bag I've fallen in love with though is a Timberland light hiking/day bag. It's heavy duty straps with extra shoulder and waist straps make heavy things almost forgettable as you tote em on your back. Shimano makes a decent backpack bag that I've tried at my local b & t but again the straps are nowhere near the Timberland bag. There are alot of companies that make cheap hiking bags with superior weight bearing support, etc. Check those out first is my advice. Good luck.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:36 AM
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A good buddy of mine uses a backpack, and it's fine for the jetty we fish but for bouncing from rock to rock it's tough. I can see it for chunking, if that's your intent. But from my experience, a smaller plug bag works for plugs.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:20 PM
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How about a backpack for most of your gear, and a surf back for the ones you need at the moment.
I carry a large bag with 4 plano boxes and a small one for what I need at the moment. Drop the large one in the general location Im fishing and carry the smaller one around.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:23 AM
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Try an Army/Navy store. I got a used german ( i think) rucksack that I use for everything. it was only 10 dollars or so. it fits 4 plano boxes with plugs or 2 with bait if I am chunking. if I am going to a very remote location I just throw the 2 row surf bag inside. the big one stays in the car and the little one comes with me. It also holds lots of extras such as line, headlight, batteries, food and drinks, camera, corkers, extra jacket, etc, etc. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:04 PM
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If you really must carry a lot of stuff, try the Surfcaster's "Ultimate" surf bag- it holds so much that it gets too heavy to carry. I've had one for several years that I'll load when I'm going to be a long walk from my truck.
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