The Big Scioto Dry Pack is the world's first MOLLE compatible Roll Top Dry Pack.
We've taken the concept of a comfortable light weight roll top dry back pack and added a laser cut MOLLE panel to the back to allow you keep your fly tackle easily accessible. You don't need to access the dry compartment to get to your fly boxes, leaders or accessories. The inside stays dry and the stuff on the outside stays accessible! How about that.
The Big Scioto Dry Pack is the perfect companion on long days where you hike deep into the back country chasing steelhead, salmon and trout or even bird watching or surveying for land owners. It's a pack that keeps your dry stuff dry and your handy stuff handy on the outside. Just swing it around your front and you have access to all your boxes and tackle.
Guiding or fishing Alaska?
Need to carry a bear tickler but want it mounted solidly to a pack and not dangling off your chest of crammed up your arm pit? Look no further, you can now carry sidearms and ammo right on the outside of a pack and still keep everything you want to stay dry on the inside of the pack. Wade in confidence my friend, bring it on bears.
Want to carry big fly boxes comfortably?
The Big Scioto's large side entry zipper compartment allows you to stow away those big boxes and keep them nestled snuggly in a dry spot. The highly water-resistant zippers (no it's not those pesky dry suit zippers that are hard to open and close, we don't like those because they fail, are difficult to open and rarely work as advertised) means your big boxes are available and dry when you need them.
What's with the name?
The Scioto River (pronounced Sy-Oh-tuh) is a river in central and southern Ohio more than 231 miles (372 km) in length. It rises in Auglaize County in west central Ohio, flows through Columbus, Ohio, where it collects its largest tributary, the Olentangy River, and meets the Ohio River at Portsmouth. The name Scioto is derived from the native american Wyandot word skɛnǫ·tǫ’ for 'deer.'
I cut my teeth after college fly fishing in the urban oasis of the Big Scioto River chasing smallmouth and white bass on the oddly prolific dry fly hatches and spinner falls the river plays host to. The Scioto has also been home to a native river Musky population for thousands of years, and it still holds good fish, but shhhhh, don't tell anyone.
Also, Big Sciota (also called Big Scioty) happens to be the name of an old standard fiddle tune that I love to play on the mandolin. So when searching for the perfect name for my new pack it seemed like a natural fit.
Weight: 2 Pounds 11 Oz.
Overall Pack Volume: 2800 Cubic Inches (45 Liters)
Individual Compartment Volume: 1400 Cubic Inches (22.5 Liters)
Body Material: 420 TPU Coated Nylon, welded and seam taped
Straps and Waist belt: 3D Spacer mesh pads
4 Fully adjustable compression Straps
Risks and challenges
There is quite a bit less risk in this project than most, due to the fact that SmithFly has a solid reputation, existing base of suppliers and plenty of fulfillment experience. SmithFly has been making and delivering great products since our inception 5 years ago and we hope to continue that tradition of excellence in design and customer service. The biggest risk is quality control as it is with any product. But as a small company with my name on the outside I still am able to personally inspect and approve all products before they ship to customers and this will not change with this product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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