First impressions of the vest.
One thing about the strap vest I like, they will swallow a entire Superfly box, in those 4 little pockets that I had found useless in other vests right outside. You know which 4 I am talking about, the ones that hold a single bottle of floatant each. Holds a entire 4.25x3.0x1.375 fly box!
Due to this I got more useable storage then I needed. Cause the large pockets are big (they will swallow a Flambeau 4045 fly box (8.875x4.75x1.50) with room to spare for a notepad and the leaders in the internal leader pockets
), these 4 pockets to hold small fly boxes and it has a license holder pocket, and 2 small other thin pockets on the inside (touching your body).
YKK Zippers throughout, leader zipper pulls, clean stitching with reinforcement on pocket lids and other stress areas. Sheep Skin fly holder which is thick and puffy not short and stiff, and a back pocket that has been sewn with a 4" square base, so its not just a sleeve but a proper pocket.