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I finally gave in a purchased a digital camera. WTF?, some months ago, had recommended an Olympus Camedia 2020. I think I got what replaced the 2020 - the 2040zoom. I can't wait to catch some fish and post some pictures.

My question for you guys who use cameras while wading is: how do you keep them "waterproof?" I am dangerous with electronics. I swamped three pagers last year. The double ziplock bag failed me with a pager so I don't dare try it with the camera.

I did some surfing on the web and discovered that you can drop some serious cash on diving bags for your camera that will allow you take pictures 30 foot below sea. $200 for a waterproof camera bag is a bit much. I found a waterproof rollover bag from BassPro for $20. I bought it, it should work, but it is a little bigger than I would like. It will work, I'd just like to find a smaller solution.

What are you guys using?

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i triple bag my digital, but it has yet to be tested. i still haven't taken a spill yet luckily. maybe i should get one of those bags because i am extrememly clumsy when i fish. anybody who has fished with me should know that by now, hehe. you are going to love that digital, take some cool pics and post them too when you get out next time.

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Now you've got me worried! I've been using the ziplock bag for my digital camera but have yet to take a plunge with it. I've dropped several other cameras in lakes/rivers. If the bag from Bass Pro Shops proves functional or you come up with something else - let me know!
 

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The bag from BassPro is definitely waterproof - no doubt about it. It is in the canoe area where the resturant used to be. The bags come in different sizes. They are designed to keep stuff dry in your canoe or Kyack in case you tip.

It's made by Seal Line and it's called "Dry Bag" or "SEE 10 Transparent Dry Bag" The SEE 10 is the smallest size on the shelf. If they made one half its size it would be perfect. Welded, waterproof construction 19 oz. vinyl with heavy-duty 34 oz. bottom.

What you do is put your goodies in the bag (ie: Camera) and you roll over the top a few times and clip it together. There is some special rubber in the areas where you make your folds. When you clip the ends together there is a "D" ring that I plan on clipping to the "D" ring on my waders. It's OK, but just a tad bit too big. I will use it until a smaller solution is found. It is definetely waterproof though. I am confident that I won't swamp my camera in it.

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The digital camera is a great item to have when fishing especially when you can take it back to the house and show everyone your catch immediately. But the only thing is be careful, if your digital camera, has an LCD sreen, be advised that My friend and I were flyfishing up north the temp was about 11 degrees without counting the wind, but for some reason his camera didn't want to work in those conditions, and when we got back to the house something went screwy with the LCD, but luckily I had the trustworthy $10 disposable! haha, just a word of advice! Good Luck Fishing Tight Lines Y'all!
 
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