Fishpond is well known for their great line of vests and other fly fishing storage gear. Classic styling and a long list of features has made them a top choice for any angler, and their line of fly tying storage is no different. The Tomahawk fly tying is compact enough for the space consious traveling tyer, yet with enough storage to be used as a “bench in a bag”.
The construction is a 420 Denier Rip-stop nylon with 1680 Ballistic nylon. These heavy materials can withstand abrasion on concrete or an errant poke from razor tipped scissors… the short of it; your materials and tools are safe. The demensions of the closed kit are 18″ x 14.5″ x 6″, and the soft sides allow for some “buldge” when you can’t decide what to leave at home. All exterior zippers are oversized and a padded shoulder strap for extra comfort.
When open, the Tomahawk will lay flat…
From here each side has its own unique features (notice the strap and buckle securing each side). The left side has a 10″ x 16″ zippered mesh pocket, large enough to hold multiple large packaged hackle capes. Below the zippered pocket there are two 4.5″ x 9″ x 1″ molded plastic organizing boxes and four 10 inch tubes for holding thread spools. Each of these organizers firmly velcros into a molded backing.
The molded backing funtions as a swing leaf to reveal more storage on the backside. This is a series of removable (velcro) and reclosable (think zip-lock) poly-bags. They are in groups of three… Nine 4″x 6″, Six 5″x 7″, and Nine 3″ x 4.5″.
Now over to the right side. On top there is a padded sleeve with 2 zipper pockets for vises, jaws, bobbin cradles, and trim baskets. The backside of this sleeve has a range of pockets for any and all sizes of tying tools.
Past the vise and tool sleeve there are four orange “see-through” zippered mesh material pockets, each removeable.
…and past the hard swing leaf there are four of the same blue “see-through” zippered mesh material pockets, which are also removable.
With all these different shapes and sizes of storage options, this bag is great because everything is removable.
This ability to have all of the storage removable, allows materials that are not being use to stay securely in the kit. Wether you are a professional tier on the show circuit, a traveling angler who wants to make sure you can always match the hatch, or just a a space concussions tier who is looking to get organized… the Fishpond Tomahawk Fly Tying kit will meet your needs. For more info and to see the rest of the Fishpond line, visit www.Fishpondusa.com