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William Joseph Fly Fishing Packs, Gear, and Travel BagsWilliam Joseph Flats Lite Chest / Fanny Pack (Sold Out)

Outstanding innovation, manufacturing, and design are the elements that each William Joseph fly fishing product embodies. Used around the world by professionals and seasoned outdoorsman alike, William Joseph sets the benchmark to judge all others.

Just notice their product warranty:

William Joseph's warranty is the best in the business. Their commitment is an UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME WARRANTY on any and all of their products. They don't care if you have a receipt or not, if you got it as a gift, or if you bought it at a garage sale. It doesn't matter if you backed over it with your truck, as long as its repairable, they will fix it for free, forever, no matter who's at fault and it's no questions asked.

William Joseph Flats Lite Chest / Fanny Pack

William Joseph Flats Lite Fanny Pack

The Flats Lite has similar features as its larger brother, the Emerger, but is far more customizable and is slightly smaller. What makes the Flats Lite unique is that it is modular and totally configurable. Wear it with all the components on the belt as a fanny pack or remove the storage unit and wear it as a chest pack, with or without the support belt. The waist belt has numerous quick connection points that permit you to add another water bottle or a Pocket Vest. Wow!William Joseph Flat Lite in Stone

When it comes to all day comfort the Flats Lite reigns supreme.  The waist belt is 6" wide and very supportive, just like a weightlifter's. You'll love how it supports your back and evenly disperses the load, especially by the end of the day. And, the belt is covered in an aerospace breathable backing that keeps you cool and dry in the hottest of weather. There are numerous connection points and a stretchable storage compartment with closure, when you use the belt without the storage pod.


As noted earlier, the storage pod can be securely attached to the beld or worn as a chest pack.  It too is covered in the same breathable space age material on the side that touches the body to keep you comfortable.

The storage unit is configured like all William Joseph packs. The largest zippered section (closest to the back) houses a drop-down mega workstation that includes a removable ripple foam fly storage inserts. The workstation sections also has a divided compartment with enough space for big fly boxes. Additionally, the workstation area has its own removable waterproof zippered bag for safely storing your camera and wallet. There is even elastic loop for your fly floatant bottles.

There is also a smaller zippered storage compartments located on the very front of this storage pod. It houses William Joseph's patented Tippet Control System, which simultaneously manages and distributes five spools of tippet material, so you'll never have to dig for another spool again. And finally, there are two metal tipped zingers and numerous pocket and attachment points to keep all your streamside tools and accessories in easy reach.


  • Configurable as a fanny pack, chest pack, or both

  • Surfaces that come in contact with the body are covered with an aerospace breathable backing that keeps you cool and dry in the hottest of weather

  • Quick disconnect water bottle holder with 22oz bottle

  • Highly supportive and load distributing wide waist belt sized to fit most every fly fisher

  • Two built in coiled zingers in their own storage compartment for tool attachment

  • Integral and adjustable single strap for chest pack use.

  • Large carrying handle

  • Tippet Control System (TCS)

  • Drop-down mega-workstation with ripple foam fly storage

  • Floatant bottle loop

  • Numerous elastic loops and attachment points

  • Water resistant interior zippered storage compartment for camera or wallet protection

  • Large top-entry interior cavities is lined with a water and stain resistant coated fabric

  • Weighs in at 2 lbs

  • Color:  Moss green or Stone Beige




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