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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Don. Fly Wallet Review

Classic and modern at the same time.

The Don 


I'm usually a "function over form" type of guy when it comes to rods, reels, and fly boxes.  I just want something that "works," and I don't take much else into consideration.  When I first saw the Don from the Provo River Fishing Company my first thought was that it would be cool for someone who was into classic stuff like fiberglass and bamboo, but I didn't realize that it would be a perfect fit for some daily streamer storage.  I have a big ol' Fishpond Sushi roll that I really like because of the capacity to hold about 5 bagillion streamers.  Also, because of this, I typically keep the sushi roll in a sling pack on my back so it can be a burden to get access flies.  Before heading out, I typically grab 5 or 6 streamers that I want to fish that day, and stick them in a small plastic container that goes into my back pocket (if I'm wet wading) or in my wader pouch (if I'm wearing waders.)  I decided to use the Don instead of the plastic case for this purpose, and it's a great fit in my arsenal because I can fit more flies in the don, and the soft edges are more comfortable in my pockets.  At the end of a fishing day, I just open it up and let any wet flies dry out before putting them back into the sushi roll.  It worked really well with streamers, so I started putting some nymphs in it as well with similar results.  The only thing that I didn't really use it for was for delicate dry flies that need to maintain a certain shape and can't be "smashed."  It was really nice to have a dozen or so of my go to patterns in a pocket that I can access without having to get into my main pack (I know...  I'm extremely lazy.)  

Regarding the actual wallet though...  The price tag is a bit spendy, but the craftsmanship that goes into these is second to none!  Everything is hand made out of premium materials, and it has a magnetic closure that I like quite a bit.  The magnetic closure is a great way to mix modern materials into a classic design.  All in all, I really like the Don because of the durability and the ease of use in my system.  If you into classics with a modern touch, this would be perfect for you.

For further information about the Don, check out www.provoriverfishingcompany.com.

~ Cheech

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