Tightlines Lite Sling

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$ 110.00$ 120.00

Ultralight (under 10 ounces) sling pack with simple integrated pouch, tool loops, zip pocket, tippet mount, and an anchor for your landing net. The offset design helps to keep your gear out of your way until you need it.

Pouch sized to carry a CLIFF SUPER DAYS WORTH for Dries, Nymphs, Midges, and Stones, and a CLIFF STANDARD for Streamers. Can also hold three TACKY boxes with room for a snack or a small bottle of water.




WEIGHT: <10 oz.
VOLUME: ~130 CI (POUCH) + Added Storage (Zipper Pocket and tippet / tool anchors)

RELATIVE CAPACITY: 2 Cliff Super Days Worth or Standard Boxes; 3 Tacky Boxes + Snacks


ORIGIN: Handmade in the USA with American Materials

6 reviews for Tightlines Lite Sling

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have been on a restless search for a better way carry my fly fishing gear for quite a while. A long time vest user, I got rid of it because I was always carrying three times as much stuff as I ever used. I tried a butt pack, but it tended to get wet on a deep wade and became kind of a pain to move from front to back when it was loaded. And it had a fold out shelf that was never used, but took up space. So I tried a lanyard and a belt pouch. Not a bad system, but the belt pouch got wet too, and with a water bottle and wading staff, on my belt, the whole thing was dragging me down. And the lanyard was a distraction, all the tools jangling around my neck all the time.

    Then I came across the Tightlines Sling Pack. It looked like a smart concept, and in practice it really is. The entire process of rigging leaders or changing flies is very simple and fast when it is on your chest. And then, when the sling is returned to the fishing position (behind you) you are completely unencumbered with nothing to snag your line. Even with zingers on a vest or shirt, you have tools hanging in front of you, but with this system, every thing is immediately available in front of you and then immediately gone, behind you. There is no rooting around to find anything and there is no necklace of jangling tools in front of you all the time.

    Since the whole deal is not very heavy, slipping it around to the front and back again involves very little friction. It’s very quick. And for the same reason, it is very light to carry, and quite comfortable.

    It is very well made and extremely tough. I tried to pierce the side in order to mount a heavy duty, screw-on zinger and I couldn’t do it, the fabric was too tough.

    Finally, I like the design. There is nothing made out of formed plastic or rubber. It is very simple and rectilinear. It packs into a small rectangle itself, and fits into my back pack easily. It seems kind of modest and elegant. It is simple.

    So I think its great. I have used the crap out of it and never had a single problem. And you can’t beat the Made-In-America thing.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I don’t usually write gear reviews, but this pack has changed that. Like the previous reviewer, I went through various packs trying to find the best for my type of fishing. This one is far and away the best I have found. Neck straps on chest packs bother my neck, as do vests. Waist and lumbar packs are equally annoying. Another sling pack I used has a strap that you must unbuckle to move the pack back to front, then refasten it after you move it back. It hung on the right shoulder which, as a right hander, is not ergonomic. And the shoulder strap kept falling off my shoulder when I would perform sidearm casts on small, tight headwaters. The Tightlines Sling Pack is simple and just works. It goes over my left shoulder, stays in place in the middle of my back, and doesn’t need an extra strap to keep it there. It has plenty of room for your gear and is very well thought out. I highly recommend it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love this pack. I don’t bother writing reviews unless the purchase blows me out of the water, and this pack is so far beyond what I expected that it definitely qualifies.
    I’m 5 foot and 120 lbs, so it was a massive challenge to find a vest that fits me properly. Then finding a vest that would hold everything but didn’t have so many pockets that I lost the gear I was trying to organize… ugh. Chest packs aren’t a real option (boobs). Plus, I really wanted to travel lighter.
    I wanted a pack I could comfortably hike and climb while wearing. I mainly fish little freestone creeks, rocky scrambles, small backcountry streams. My rod is lightweight and packable, my waders are minimal, my boots are ultralight.
    This pack checks all the boxes for me. I slip my fly box, knife, matches, granola bar and other essentials in the big pocket, leaders and indicators go in the little zip pocket, and all my tools are on zingers attached to the main part of the sling.
    It’s so lightweight and easy to use that I often forget how ridiculous and cumbersome I used to feel in my Vest of a Thousand Pockets.
    I swing the pack around to change a fly, swing it back to fish – and it stays in place. I can open and close all the pockets one-handed. The velcro doesn’t catch on clothes or brush. There are no annoying clips or folds to catch my fly line. It dries quickly. The material is durable, and the construction is solid.
    Topping it all off, I’m a small business owner too and I really love supporting other people who are trying to make a living doing what they love, especially when they give back to their community, rather than sending my dollars to a big faceless corporation.
    Bottom line: best pack ever.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just received my sightlines pack today. Really like the pack…but…and this is probably my fault, but the video for the description here of the pack is apparently for the deluxe version. I was sort of expecting that one based on the video description. I really like the pack though and it should be plenty large enough for my needs.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I believe that I will really enjoy my new tight lines pack, I just set it up. Lots of equipment is not my thing. I have tried waist packs, vests and the necklaces but I don’t like things hanging on my chest and this system takes care of that. It’s easy to wear and will be easy grab when I jump out of the driftboat. I’m happy with quality and love the simplicity of it. ordering was easy and my request for extra length on the strap and a couple of other things were no problem, I’m pleased with my color choices as well, thanks

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    High quality bag. All I need for Tenkara Fishing. Light. mobile, and free. Designed well and very efficient.

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