Headwaters™ Sling Pack

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Headwaters Sling Pack - Lead

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The king of sling, Simms’ innovative Headwaters™ incarnation has a catch-free design that delivers appreciated over-the-shoulder performance. Streamlined engineering keeps gear trim to your back and perfectly balanced for enhanced casting comfort. Unzip its main compartment and load up with large fly boxes, a water bottle, and multiple tools and accessories. When it’s time to regroup and switch systems, the compression molded front panel doubles as a fold-down workspace that, combined with an array of Simms’ Add-On options, equates to a fully customizable ally in the field.


  • Sleek design & slim profile keeps gear close & easily accessible
  • Main zippered compartment stores 2 large fly boxes, 1 water bottle & multiple accessories
  • Compression molded front panel creates a fold-down workspace
  • Removable hook & loop floatant holder & tippet-spool retainer
  • Shoulder strap has net D-ring & secure strap to hold bag in place
FABRIC TECH: 420 Denier Abrasion resistant fabric with DWR
CAPACITY: 5 liters, 305.12 cubic in.
DIMENSIONS: 19” x 12” x 1.5”

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7 Review(s)

7 Item(s)

good overall Review by blake
I was skeptical at first when I saw the 89$ price tag but I decided to go for it, I defenately made the right choice. The first time you get your hands on it you can immediately feel the quality and craftsmanship and thought that went into making this item. The only drawback being that if you want to have good retractors that fit snugly you will need to spend an extra 30$. Overall a good pack. Just wish it came with retractors.

(Posted on 4/20/15)

Just right Review by routman
Got this for fishing small creeks. Just the right size for a day-rip.
Completely replaces the vest.

(Posted on 12/1/14)

Simms Headwaters Sling Pack Review by Drake
I used this sling pack a couple of time, but recently bought a hip pack to use instead. I found that this pack is annoyingly bulky, and does not sit on my shoulder comfortably while casting. Another issue with the pack is that the standard size Orvis floatant will slip out of the little Velcro floatant holder and you will lose it in the river. It is a good idea, but it just isn't tight enough. The last issue that I had with this sling pack is that you cannot use a net with it. Period. I tried many different ways to attach a net to both the pack and my waders and could never find a comfortable place to store the net. The positives of this pack are that it does have a lot of storage options, and the work bench that is on the front of the pack is extremely handy. However, with that being said, I just did not think that the pack was comfortable enough to spend a whole day on the river with.

(Posted on 12/1/14)

cool bag Review by vern
Just got it yesterday used it in the creek this morning work very well felt good getting my tackle off my chest an on to my back.Wish they would have put a quick release key attachment on the strap that is in the stash pocket.

(Posted on 9/22/14)

Happy Customer Review by KTS
Excellent quality, as expected.

If you're like me and don't like to carry every bit of fishing tackle you own on your chest when you fish then this sling is for you. It will accommodate more than enough gear and slide out of the way to let you get to business.

At $90 does seem a bit steep for what it is but once I had it on I didn't feel like I over paid. Real quality and real function. It looks good to boot.

But c'mon Simms, throw in a retractor or sticker or something. That's marketing 101.

(Posted on 4/7/14)

Very Nice Review by DeepSouthTrout
Just received this pack in the mail a few days ago, and I'm already very happy with it. It was exactly what I wanted to lighten my load, and free up my arms for casting. I love my old G3 vest, but she's just been retired, with the occasional trip where I think I may need to throw the kitchen sink at them being the only exception.
Other than that, the Simms Sling Pack is my new go-to tackle pack.

(Posted on 2/4/14)

Great pack Review by Charles
Just got this today and loaded my gear in it. Very well designed pack. Love the organization, got this instead of the larger sling pack which seemed too large. Looking forward taking it to the river.

(Posted on 1/17/14)

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