Umpqua Swiftwater ZS Tech Vest Winner

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This was a fun contest.

We asked our readers to photograph their worst tangles, snags and clusters for the chance to win a new Umpqua Swiftwater ZS Tech Vest and some of them got pretty serious. You can see all of the entries by going to Instagram and searching #ginkzerosweep.

Now the lucky tangler is going to have a sweet new vest for those unruly coils of mono.

swiftwatertechvest_zs_copper_35121Inspired by the needs of the U.S. fly-fishing team, the Swiftwater ZS hauls and organizes the most comprehensive stream assault like no other vest. Neck fatigue and forward creep created by heavy frontal fly box loads are eliminated with a fully cushioned waist belt and shoulder straps. This updated version now has two full-length, vertical zippers, accessing both left and right front compartments. This new design has almost double the storage and organization up front. The back compartment is now a full day-pack with 800 cubic inches of additional storage. Four Zero Sweep™ retractor stations, two Zero Sweep™ tool sheaths and two Zero Sweep™ foam fly patch stations (includes on foam patch) round out this carry-all vest.

Screen-Shot-2016-04-17-at-10.33.04-AMAnd the winner is…Rallypointoutdoors!

Congratulations Rally Point. Send us your address to and we’ll get your vest on the way.

Thanks to Umpqua for making this possible.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more great contests.

Louis Cahill
Gink & Gasoline
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2 thoughts on “Umpqua Swiftwater ZS Tech Vest Winner

  1. No comments? That’s funny. So many purists, dry fly only artist on here. I for one have done this very same thing. Saw it coming before it happened. I drove home from a great fishing trip realizing…………the art in my life hangs on my walls in my home. I for one have to admit, I’ve done this.

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