The Patagonia Atom Sling 8L bag is at home on the street, on the trail, or the water. The Atom 8L is a two pocket sling style bag that is perfect for daily carry or brief excursions into the wilderness. The main pocket is large enough for a tablet, notebook, fly box, snacks or other necessities. The Atom 8L has a second pocket on the main pack for smaller items and a clip to attach your keys. There are also two compression straps on the outside that helps to keep the pack under control and can be used to stow a light windbreaker or rain jacket.
The padded shoulder strap has an expandable pocket that offers convenient access on the go and 3D mesh on the strap and back that allows for plenty of ventilation. The bag has a durable water repellent finish and the shape of the Atom keeps it close to your body and secure while moving around. Getting items out of the Atom is as easy as spinning the pack around.
I mainly use the Atom Sling 8L while fly fishing on smaller creeks. These grab and go trips do not require a lot of gear and so the Atom’s size is perfect. I can keep two small fly boxes, a leader wallet, and snacks in the main compartment. The pocket on the should strap holds two spools of tippet material and fly floatant. There is a small loop under the pocket on the shoulder strap where zingers can be attached to hold hemostats and line snips.
The functionality of the Atom Sling 8L makes it a great option for anyone looking to carry a few items while they get out and venture earth.
~ Robert Brown – Earthpeditionist®
Robert is a Leaf in Creek Ambassador and Member of the Jackson Kayak Regional Fishing Team
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Here is a quick instructional on how to make your new Leaf in Creek™ Hawg Trough float. The Hawg Trough is the fish measuring board that most kayak anglers use to measure their fish. Most tournaments now require this particular board because it is easy to read when taking pictures.
When you buy a Hawg Trough from us or somewhere else, they do not come able to float (however we do have some available with this mod already installed). You can tie a string to it and keep it from falling out of the kayak and sinking, but with all the rigging in the boat already some times one less rope is grand!
The product we are using today comes from Home Depot. I am sure you can find it at Lowe’s but I just know exactly where to find it at the Depot.