Guide Sling Pack

Conveniently out of the way and comfortable, our fly-fishing sling pack is the ideal pack.


Carry everything you'll need and keep it out of your way. Built just like our best-selling original, only larger, the fly-fishing sling-pack style allows you to wear it over one shoulder, completely out of the way, but still have quick-and-easy access to all your gear. Store large capacity fly boxes, accessories, or packable rain jackets in the roomy main compartment and keep track of flies with the fly-drying foam patch. Forceps sheath and zinger attachment point feature magnetic anchors to keep tools in place. Constructed with an integrated water bottle holder. Adjustable shoulder strap, sternum strap, and tippet spool holder included. 20"H x 12"W x 7"D; 900 cu. in. Weighs 1.6 lbs. Imported.

Fully Loaded Pack:

  • Mini Nipper
  • SS Knotless Leaders 2 pack (1 each, sizes 3,4, and 5)
  • Floatant Combo Pack
  • Mesh Leader Wallet
  • Perfect Drift Strike Indicators
  • Wire Cord Zinger
  • M2 Lock and Load Fly Box
  • SS Tippet Material 40M Spool (sizes 4,5,6)
  • 20 Best Selling Trout Patterns
  • Tungsten Putty
  • Micro Scissor Forceps

  • Reviews

    Overall: 4.4/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.4 / 5 based on 91 reviews

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    82 of 91 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Great pack! - 4/18/2014
      By: from White River VT

      This is a great pack, nice alternative to the vest. Stays in place, very easy to use. A little hard to get to the leader/tippet being how I'm right handed, also a little challenging to use clippers with right hand, but I'm starting to use my left. I like the water bottle holder! Over all I think I will be very happy with this pack on those hot and humid days. Thanks

    • 4/5 stars 4/5

      By: from Brookyn - i fish all over the US.

      the size is perfect. this is going to be with me for a long time because i carry 8 - 10 boxes 95 percent of the time and this will carry easily with room to spare. two things going forward: a place on the outside for float gel and dryfloat. a divider panel inside in the large compartment - i think there's more functionality with two open spaces than the zippered pockets that are there now. that being said, this is a really nice sling.

    • 1/5 stars 1/5

      Disappointed - 4/8/2014
      By: from Western, CO

      Spent four days on the water with this pack and it just doesn't seem that anyone actually guided with this during the design. Obviously the tippet spool is in a bad location. The interior pocket design is lacking in my opinion and hard to organize gear for quick access with just the interior pockets in one compartment. I don't use the net hook but that also looks to be in a place that would awkward at times. I really like Orvis products but this one needs some more time before considering it a "guide" pack.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Love this pack - 4/4/2014
      By: from Akron, OH

      I got this for Christmas last year and have used frequently. It holds everything I need and more. This is probably my favorite pack Orvis offers. Thanks, Orvis.

    • 4/5 stars 4/5

      Great Pack! Needs Mods - 4/4/2014
      By: from Wildwood, MO
      Top 1000 Contributor

      I ordered this pack and love it! Right sized and holds a lot! However, there needs to be a version for left handlers, and most importantly, the tippet retainer is inconveniently placed on the pack. When I swing it around, the tippets are at the farthest end and awkward to work with. Great pack, I'll work with it, but would exchange it for a left handed version or repositioned tippet retainer in a heartbeat!

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Great fit and size - 3/24/2014
      By: from Chicago

      Was a bit concerned it would be too big/bulky, but needed to hold a bunch of gear. Seems to have hit a pretty good sweet spot for me so far. Some others were hesitant about having it on your casting arm like the video shows but I haven't had any issues. It doesn't bind up your shoulders/back like a backpack can sometimes. Would def suggest this to anyone else.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Finally!! - 3/13/2014

      I tried vests, chest packs, fanny packs and other name brand sling packs but the Orvis Guide Sling pack is by far the best one of them all. It holds all you need for a full day on the water and best of all its comfortable. Will be using this pack for many years. Great product!!

    • 4/5 stars 4/5

      Almost perfect - 3/11/2014

      Purchased the sling pack for a two week trip to the Acklins. Pack preformed flawlessly. No more sore back as when I used a waist type pack. Plenty of room for everything, super water bottle holder design. One issue is the location of the tippet and nippers. Very awkward to access, need to reach across your body to get at. Should be located close to the fly patch. Really like the magnetic closures.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Best pack I own - 3/6/2014
      By: from PA and MT

      I have fished with many packs from many companies and this pack is by far the best! It's carries everything you need, where you need it and organized! I can easily get 6 large doubled sided fly boxes in it and still have room for all the smaller stuff I want or need! Plus I fish many days in a row some weeks and it's very comfortable! My only real complaint is I wish the tippet holder was easier to get to when the pack is swung around.

    • 4/5 stars 4/5

      True Function. - 2/18/2014
      By: from Buffalo, NY

      Sling pack stays out of the way, does not hinder casting or mending. Roomy pockets with dependable zippers. The multiple tipper holder is very convenient. You don't even know that you are wearing it!


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