Universal Pack - Navy
Fly Fishing Pack.
Made to be effortless.
A minimalistic, modern pack, that's effortlessly cool and will take everything you need for a day on the water.
*Belt, Chest Pack Clips, and Accessories Sold Separately.
Made in England.
Can be worn as a hip pack, chest pack, sling pack or on your wader strap.
- Capicity: 3.7Litres
- Measures: 25cm Long x 10cm deep x 15cm wide.
- Waxed canvas outer with Rip-stop water-resistant lining.
- Weatherproof zip.
- Tippet pocket.
- Velcro patch to attach a fly box of your choosing.
- Forceps and floatant holders on either side.
- Universal fitting to any belt type.
- Covered by our honest warranty.
"The timeless and thoughtful design cannot be overstated. I have been extremely impressed with it so far and look forward to many years of fly fishing adventures. It is the pack I’ve always wanted but never realized until it was put into use." - Joshua W. - USA
You can find more reviews at the bottom of the page.
We designed this pack for us. We wanted a pack that looked great, was ultra lightweight, could be worn anywhere and be used for anything. With minimalist design principles and a combination of high-grade modern and heritage materials, the Universal Pack was born. We love it and we think you will too.
What is it great for?
Virtually everything, it’s called the universal pack for a reason.
What is it not so great for?
If we are being completely honest we probably wouldn’t take this pack as our only bag for a week of wilderness fly fishing, but team it with a backpack and you are good to go!
Your Packs Journey
The waxed canvas comes from Scotland.
The lining and other fitments are sourced from companies across the U.K. and abroad.
This all eventually ends up in the hands of Amy, our fantastic seamstress and bag maker, in Newmarket, England. She works her magic to produce your Universal Pack.
First and most of all - THANK YOU, Bear Fly Fishing! Thank you for inventing and introducing the universal bag The universal bag is just as universal as anything ever gets! Having both a hip pack and even a sling bag in one is for me the ultimate universal bag. It even makes my fishing even more comfortable - helps me not to bring a truck load of stuff I never use anyway. I really just love my universal bag, which now is my go-to bag in every fishing situation possible. I cannot recommend this bag and the people behind it enough! Once again - thank you for making my fishing experiences even greater! For those who are thinking about buying and trying out the bag - DO NOT HESITATE! - this bag won’t let you down. It keeps all the essentials and even more. It keeps your gear dry and well stored. It’s light and flexible and even better, it fits all types of fishing. I use mine for coastal fishing, stream fishing and salmon fishing - and the bag positively Surprises me every time. Despite functionality, I like the fact that it is handmade in the UK, which for me is a great quality stamp! Bear Fly Fishing really has my blessing and biggest support! Hurrah
When I Heard about Bear a little while ago I was instantly keen, I could see the benefits of fishing faster and lighter. I was unsure of how well it would work for me as i have always had the approach to take everything. I finally bit the bullet and have had a few trips with Bear. It took a little while to get the most out of it with refining all of the tackle down to the BEAR essentials but what a truly amazing way to fish, it feels far more efficient and natural, I still leave the kitchen sink In the boot, but I am loving this new streamlined approach to fishing.
Simple and effective
As soon as I saw this bag I knew I needed one, and I’m glad I got one. It’s an ideal bag for the river angler, it’s small simple and effective for catching as much fish as possible. The Velcro patch for holding a fly box is what appealed to me the most, it’s now much faster to change a fly when you need to with this feature, it offers a hands-free approach and saves time taking fly boxes in and out of bags or rummaging through them. Time is everything in fishing especially in competition angling so this is why I would highly recommend this product.
5 out of 5 from me!
I am really satisfied with my new fishing buddy! It has been submerged a few times but still dry on the inside, It takes everything I need for a day on the coast with enough room left for a sandwich.
Pike fly fishing approved!
I was in Sweden this past weekend, fishing for brackish water pike, and I usually bring way more stuff then I can carry. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a Bear Minimal Bag, approximately 1 month ago, and I promised Oscar and Nell to take it for a spin, in the Swedish archipelago. When I got my mind set on not bringing all unnecessary equipment, the Bear Minimal Bag was an amazing tool! It is so versatile and can be used as a hip pack, sling pack, chest pack or as a carrying pack, mounted to one for your wader straps (what I did). It didn't stick out and prevent me from casting properly, and even for its compact size, the Bear Minimal Bag still allowed me to carry what I needed for a few days of fishing. I love My Bear Minimal Bag and will continue using mine for pike fishing, in Denmark and Sweden. - Kenneth Giese Hejnfelt