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matti

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so i had my first trip to the river ribble this eveing, hoping for a barbel or 2, to be honest any fish would have done, alas it was a big fat blank, on the walk to the peg i discovered just how unsuitable the tackle bag was i was using, to that end im thinking of a fishing rucksack, more specifically the drennan specilist 40L, does any one have any experience with this model, or suggest an alterntive model, cheers
 

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Not sure if they are still available but, I have a Daiwa mission. Best rucky I’ve ever owned. It’s been everywhere Barbeling with me. Never let me down. Stitching is still perfect. Zips are good. I can’t fault the thing. I’d have another if they still make them. Good luck in your search pal. 👍
 

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Not sure if they are still available but, I have a Daiwa mission. Best rucky I’ve ever owned. It’s been everywhere Barbeling with me. Never let me down. Stitching is still perfect. Zips are good. I can’t fault the thing. I’d have another if they still make them. Good luck in your search pal. 👍
cheers, ill have a look
 

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Sorry matti. My battery died before I got chance to take more photos. Remind me and I’ll do you more tomorrow. 👍
 

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The Drennan specialist ones are well regarded as are the ‘flat style’ Korum ones.

Ive just been thru’ the process of finding a small rucksack and ended up with a lightly used Saber one that is a blatant copy of the Thinking Anglers ‘compact’ model.

It is very small - which suits my minimalist, short session approach. But it’s probably too small for many people; unless you carry a separate bait bag or some such.

There are plenty of used rucksacks available - usually 40+ on eBay. All shapes and sizes…….
 

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I have a Korum Transition folding ruckbag that opens up and lies flat, which is great for a day session - video here start at 0.51 and if I need to really go on a mission, it's my Father in laws Ex British Army Bergen that takes everything and more. The only problem is exercising restraint, just because it can carry loads, it's tempting to fill it. :)
 

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I've been through this recently @matti and settled on the Greys rucksack. What you can't fit in it ain't worth carrying!

Not cheap, but absolutely brilliant gear- super comfortable, even when heavy. I also bought the Greys unhooking mat that clips to it (tackle tartitis I fear!)
 

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The Greys taklebase rucksacks are so good i bought 2 of them, one for my barbelling and one for my winter piking. Absolutely cracking kit (y)
 

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I’m up to my backside in rucksack options, got a couple korum ones, a drennan one and one of which the brand is completely escaping me at the moment but will come to me. Basically just select which one to use based off how much stuff I want to take. The drennan stuff seems the nicest so reckon you’ve made a good choice there. The korums the are probably the best for value for money but I’d probably go for one of the bigger drennans if I could start again.
 
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