Fishpond Black Canyon Backpack Review

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The Fishpond Black Canyon Backpack is engineered to perform on long treks in the wilderness. Whether into the jungle in search of golden dorado or into its namesake steep and deep gorge for trophy rainbows. More and more anglers are journeying further into the backcountry. A good fly fishing backpack is essential for comfortably carrying gear. Fly fishing specific backpacks are a relatively recent gear offering from most fly fishing companies. They’ve come a long ways in just a few short years. Fishpond has long been known as developing cutting edge packs and bags that deliver high performance fly fishing features. The Black Canyon Backpack is no exception and blends the best aspects of well-built mountaineering backpacks. Detailed fly fishing features that make fishing, hiking, and spending a couple nights sleeping next to the river much easier.

Backcountry Engineering

The Black Canyon is comfortable for carrying heavy loads on long hikes. The adjustable frame adds sturdy support and allows for a custom fit. Mesh backing vents excess heat and moisture. Adjustable padded, contoured shoulder straps and waistband keeps the pack riding correctly even when weighed down and adds to the great fit. Durability is maintained with a tough, abrasion-resistant material. With over 1800 cubic inches of storage space, overnight capacity in the main compartment will hold extra clothing, a small tent, sleeping bag and more while three other pockets allow for organizing smaller items. Stay hydrated with the water bladder compatibility. YKK Aquaguard zippers help to keep your gear dry.

Loads of Fly fishing Features

For anglers who want to keep their fly boxes and terminal tackle separate and readily accessible, the Black Canyon is compatible for wear with Fishpond modular packs such as the Savage Creek Chest Pack, which greatly increases gear capacity without sacrificing comfort. Rod tube holders zip out for easy use. D-Rings and cord loops offer attachment points for fly fishing tools and accessories.


Fishpond realizes the value of building fly fishing gear sustainably with recycled materials. The Black Canyon recently won Fly Fisherman Magazine’s Gear Guide Green Award. All fly fishermen should be concerned about reducing their footprint on the environment and the Black Canyon Backpack helps them do this. Fishpond’s CyclePond material is constructed out of recycled plastics that reduces waste and cut greenhouse emissions which is good for all us including the fish, rivers and oceans we value so much.

Come and check out Fishpond’s Black Canyon Backpack and all of the fly fishing backpacks at Vail Valley Anglers!

Brody Henderson, Guide and Content Writer