I am excited to have been selected by William Joseph to participate in their Ambassador Program. As an ambassador I will have the privilege of testing and helping to develop new gear for a company that I think is really at the forefront of progressive designs when it comes to fly fishing gear.
To start with, they sent me a Surge Pack that features the ZIP-NO technology to test in the surf. Willy J has upped the game by using earth magnets instead of zippers on this line of packs which should be appealing to anyone who fishes in the saltwater. The saltwater environment is highly corrosive and one of the first things to fail on most saltwater gear is typically the zippers. Due to the number of packs that I have been through because of failed zippers, I was really looking forward to trying out this pack. I have been using it in the surf for a month or so and am very happy with it so far. Look for a more extensive review in this blog soon. Here is the Surge.
Along with the Surge, William Joseph also sent along an Exodus backpack. This pack is sweet, combining a traditional backpack with a fishing vest. The cool thing about this pack is you can remove the “vest” portion of the pack by simply zipping off the “vest” leaving you with a simple backpack. It also has a water bladder sleeve and a frame that keeps the pack slightly lifted off your back so that air can circulate. Since I am always carrying a camera, I have been using this pack quite a bit. I have been using this pack for about a month as well and am really stoked with it. Look for a more detailed review here soon as well. Here is the Exodus.
Check back here to see how these packs have held up in the salt as well as other William Joseph products as I get my hands on them.