A:After a few decades’ hiatus, I wanted to get back into the sport in style. I had the Redington Topo Outfit to provide a high-quality graphite pole and lightweight reel. But I wanted things to go smoothly, so I borrowed a fishing vest from another angling company, Fishpond, in Colorado.
The $89 Flint Hills Vest has six pockets up front and a big pouch in back for storing a jacket. I connected the Redington nippers to a D-ring lash on the front of the vest, zipped the Vermont fishing license into a side pocket, and stowed a Canadian lager in the bottom pocket for later. It was nice to have everything organized and within arm’s reach. I think I’ll do this more often.