rotation180 Catch & Release
Fly Fishing Backpack


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More and more, people are bringing electronic gear, such as cameras, GPS, mobile phones and tablets, into the field with them. That’s why MindShift Gear developed the rotation 180 backpack series. We were the first company to offer a backpack that rotated to the front, allowing the user to quickly reach essential gear without taking off the pack.

rotation180 Fly

Because it solves an access issue, the entire rotation180 series has been heralded by hikers, mountain bikers, skiers, birdwatchers and photographers. This innovative series has also received numerous design awards and is now in many major stores, including REI.

When we first launched the rotation 180 backpack, we received a wave of feedback requesting a fly-fishing rotation bag. Several of us at MindShift are fly-fishing aficionados, so the gears started turning. After using the backpack on our own fishing trips, we were convinced that rotation is the perfect technology for the sport. We reached out to our community for feedback and started the design process to develop a backpack specifically for fly-fishing.

Written by Ted Meister — November 02, 2015



What is the largest waist size the backpack will fit?

December 29, 2015 at 09:12 AM

Ted Meister:

Hi Gordon,
The waist belt measures 60 inches in length, but is designed to fit a 44 inch waist and still fit over jackets, waders, etc.

December 29, 2015 at 09:12 AM

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