Camping for Lightweights: Part 3

Lightweight gear for the backcountry fisherman.

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**1. Creek Company Peregrine Fanny Pack **
Backcountry fishing is fishing on the move. So why carry a tackle box when you can wear one, leaving your hands free to fish? Though designed for flyfishermen, the Peregrine accommodates fly boxes, lure boxes, or bait containers. Made of waterproof 420-denier nylon, it's a tough fanny with a bottle holder and a pocket for pliers. $56; 800-237-4444; cabelas.com

**2. Bite Primal Felt Wading Shoes **
Leave your waders and clunky wading boots at home and fish wet with a pair of easy-packing and easy-stepping Primal Felts. Ten-millimeter felt soles keep you from cracking your head on slime-greased rocks. Leather-and-mesh uppers are durable and fast drying. They're as light and comfortable as cross-trainers. $79; 800-248-3465; biteshoes.com

**3. Petzl TacTikka Plus Headlamp **
Currently used-and praised-by many U.S. soldiers in Iraq, the TacTikka Plus has four LED bulbs with three brightness settings for a powerful, long-lasting white beam. It's lightweight, durable, user-friendly, and affordable. Designed for hunters, the TacTikka Plus has a camo strap and a flip-down red filter to avoid spooking fish or game. $45; 801-926-1500; petzl.com

**4. Browning Medallion GT Spinning Reel **
This rock-solid reel can stand up to the abuse dished out on a backcountry fishing trip. It's built with a die-cast aluminum body and spool, an oversize chrome-plated line roller, and six stainless-steel ball bearings. The drag is smooth and easy to adjust. It's affordable and pairs nicely with the smart travel rod at far right. $65; 800-227-7776; basspro.com

**5. Adventure Medical Kits Day Tripper **
You may not be a doctor, but you can carry a first-aid kit designed by one. The Day Tripper's Easy-Care System, developed by Eric A. Weiss, M.D., organizes hospital-quality supplies into injury-specific compartments with detailed medical-care instructions. With it, even your dumbest buddy can quickly fix you up. $38; 800-324-3517; adventuremedicalkits.com

**6. Browning Travel Safari Rod **
Pack rods tend to be either outrageously expensive or suspiciously cheap. Browning's Travel Safari is a very happy medium. Available in three or four pieces in a full range of actions, these rods feature premium components at a reasonable price. Each comes with a rod sock and a travel tube, which easily straps to your pack._ $79; 800-227-7776; basspro.com_