A Guide to Fly Fishing Vests:Comfort is Everything
let's move onto the comfort of the vest. Fishing all day in an uncomfortable fly fishing vest is a recipe for misery, akin to carrying around an ugly and spasmodic monkey for a few hours. As such, it is highly recommended that any fishing vest purchased have a system to reduce the weight of the vest on the neck and shoulders. Many new fishing vests help distribute the weight of the vest around the entire upper body and help prevent uncomfortable stress points from developing.
Remember, a fly fishing vest is worn, and as such, comfort is very important. Additionally, fly fishing vests take quite a bit of abuse—once off the stream they are frequently hung up wet and forgotten about, usually for long periods of time. Thus, if you are looking for a vest, spend the small extra money now for a good one. You will save money and aggravation in the long run.