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The Sidekick


The Sidekick is a versatile storage pouch that easily adapts to how you're fishing. It can be connected to the straps on your waders and worn on the chest using the included Yakoda carabiners, attached to a belt through the webbing loops on the back for use as a minimalist wet wading setup, and fastened to the outside of your pack during the hike in.

Includes a tippet holder for up to 4 spools of tippet and an adapter for wide diameter tippet spools.

Hand-stitched in Lafayette, CO.

Tippet, forceps, flies, and indicators not included.

Product Specs & Features

Why X-Pac?

The exterior includes a several webbing tabs and loops for connecting forceps, nippers, and other accessories, a patch of Texas shearling wool for drying and storing flies, and a webbed zipper pocket that provides easy access to indicators or floatant. An optional accessory can be added to hold up to four spools of tippet.

Inside, a large main compartment is designed to accommodate a Slim Tin and Utility Wallet, with room for a few extra small items, and two stitched pockets are perfect for stashing extra leaders and your fishing license.

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Daniel D.
United States

Perfect functionality + size

I dropped my vest for this plus a small waterproof belt pouch (yeti sidekick) and love it. Fits two filling mill stealth boxes perfectly.

Michael G.
United States United States

Absolutely perfect for any Tenkara Fan

This was a great purchase for me. I recently discovered Tenkara fly fishing and have embraced the simplicity and lethal effectiveness of it. In my quest for simple I found the Sidekick and with it I can fish all day long and never feel burdened

Court C.
United States United States

Great minimalist gear.

Tired of sling bags and vests and backpacks, I decided to try out the Sidekick. I went wading for stripers and the bag, clipped to my wader straps, held everything I needed to fish for a couple hours. It's light, holds only what you really need, is well made, and you hardly know its there. Recommended.

Jason W.
United States United States


Bought to hang on the back of the front seat of my raft for easy access to flies, tippet, indicators, etc when guiding. Very well built pack. Fits my needs perfectly. Well done, Yakoda!

Liam M.
United States United States

Perfect compact companion

It truly is your sidekick, nice stitching, heavy duty zippers, the size of fly patch is super convenient when rotating multiple flies. Loops are in good places to configure however you like. Perfect tabs on the side to pinch hemostats on. This paired with a small pack for bigger gear is the perfect combo.

Daniel W.
United States United States

Awesome Product

I love the Sidekick. I keep a couple loaded up for different waters and it hold all I need to an afternoon on the water. Well constructed and easy to use and versatile.

Vijay S.
United States United States

Excellent minimalist pack

I’ve been enjoying wet wading and I needed a small pack that could hold all my gear but still be able to put inside my backpack so I can ride my bike to my favorite spots. I’m a product designer myself and I strive to make products that solve problems in the most elegant way, and I really feel that the sidekick nails this philosophy. This pack is so versatile and minimalist — there really isn’t anything else like it in the market. Excellent job Yakoda team.

Mike M.
United States United States


The Sidekick was delivered on time. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to go fishing with it, but it’s a high quality piece of kit. I will be buying more Yakoda Supply gear.

Jimmie B.
United States United States

Great amount of storage makes all essentials readily accessible

Scott H.
United States United States


All I need for a day on the water. Fits the Fishpond Tacky Double Haul fly box, extra leader and phone in the internal zipper pocket. I switch it from a chest pack clipped on waders to a hip pack clipped on belt for wet wading. Perfect!

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Eric S.
United States United States

Great if you wanna get skinny

This little pack is great. Enough to carry what you need. Picked it up for lighter days but is big enough to hold everything you’d need for a day on the water.

United States United States

Cool little bag

I've been looking for a compact, usable bag that I can take hiking/backpacking and pop out quickly to fish a mountain stream. This sidekick is perfect. Enough storage to be useful, small enough to be packable. The carabiners add lots of usability options. Great product.

Lewis P.
United States United States

Perfect design

Ive used a lanyard for years but have been looking for something as functional but a different form factor. This works exactly as I’d hoped. Thanks!

William N.
United States United States


It’s great for those days when you want to be light, but also nice for long days. I put it between the straps of my backpack

United States United States

Put your necessities in reach

This is going to due for the minimal spring days on the water and works great as an easy-access extra pocket for the trips you just need more items to take up less space. Put it on your wader straps, your belt, or on your already stuffed pack and put your necessities in it for quick reach. As always, love this product. I also put this on my other reviews: THEIR FLIES CATCH ALL THE FISH!

Trina G.
United States United States

Bought a second one

Bought this for my husband and he loved it. He liked the compactness of the bag yet there was room for everything he needed for those short fishing trips. He liked it so much that he bought one for our son’s birthday!

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