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Anglers that use a float tube, or those that are interested in trying them out

Location: Omaha
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Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2018

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Comment by Michael J. Searl on March 11, 2009 at 2:35am
Also worthy of consideration is the Freestyle H3 made by Scaddin out west. They are made in the US, 375 lb weight limit and 15 yr gurantee. To the best of my limited knowledge, they are not marketed by the big box outfits. I really like my Outcast tubes but if I was in the market for a new tube I would consider the H3. ole Mike
Comment by Michael Thompson on March 10, 2009 at 6:00pm
Rob, you could go with the fat cat instead of the fishcat, it has a higher weight capacity and better quality bladder material too. just get the regular fatcat not the super fatcat, if you want the foam seat. i agree the foam is better, wont leak, plus provides lots of floatation incase you punture the tube!
Comment by robsabloke on March 10, 2009 at 3:17pm
That's the same one I'm considering Dr. Bruce I've heard some bad things about the inflatable seat version but the foam seat one seems to do well. I was trying to find one with a higher weight capacity. I believe this one is good for 250 lbs... I feel more comfortable with 300 lbs given my equipment and such. One thing is for sure... must go with double air bladders... "Just in case". I'm reviewing some of the comments written here regarding other tubes and hopefully will get some better ideas.
Rob



Rob
Comment by Michael Thompson on February 3, 2009 at 5:24pm
Hi Ray, nice looking craft you got there!
you been doing this a long time! cool!
welcome to the float tubers group[.
Comment by Ray Danders on February 3, 2009 at 2:54pm
I have use float tubes for over 30 years and have some wonderful memories because of them. My fist was a custom job I made out of a truck tube and crisscrossed some one inch rope. Some time in the late 60's I purchased my first commercial float tube.

In about 1995 I graduated to a one man pontoon boat and never looked back. I use mine mostly in rivers for trout, but that is what I used my tubes for as well. It works perfect on small lakes and ponds as well and even for sneak deer hunting and duck hunting.

It is also very comfortable and most days I fish from dark thirty to dark thirty. I normally carry three rods, but very often 4 with no problem. I use my cooler for both food but have a seperate bag for fish if I choose to keep some for dinner. Here is a picture of my current float boat.

Comment by Michael Thompson on January 27, 2009 at 6:50pm
Hi tubers, I love tubin! I bought a outcast fishcat tube 4 years ago and have caught thousands of fish in it! I am always looking for other tubers to hit the water with!
Comment by Clint on January 22, 2009 at 5:54pm
I use a BPS U tube and inexspensive Orvis waders to make the guys in the big bass boats upset when they watch me catch fish in spots they cant reach. Lots of holes at the entrance to creeks off Kentucky Lake (3 miles away) and Barkley Lake ( a little farther). The creeks are at the back of the bays and the water is only 1 or 2 feet deep going in. I also use a kayak when the snakes are in season (spring).

Clint in far west Kentucky
Comment by Steve Crowder on December 22, 2008 at 4:11pm
Good for you Rob. Floating while fishing, either a tube, pontoon or kayak is the way to go. Nothing more exciting than being pulled around on a "redneck sleigh ride" by a big 'ol fish.
Comment by crappiecrazy on December 22, 2008 at 10:16am
Rob,
Those are 2 great pictures! You look really excited catching that fish from the tube. I am guessing that the fish you were bring in was the channel cat. I am also totally hooked on float tubing even though my "tube" is made from syrofoam. I just bought a "fishinbuddy" Depth Finder that I really like. I have only used it one time but I think it is going to be a great tool. Have a Merry Christmas!
Tom
Comment by Rob Greer on December 22, 2008 at 9:28am
I got into float tubing in July 2008. I was scarred as hell the first hour I used. I am totally hooked on float tubing. I've already had to deal with one emergency situation while night fishing in 40 degree temps. I somehow knocked the valve cap off my tube. I made it to the bank (barely). I filled it back up and fished a couple more hours. My next tube will be a multi bladder tube. I think the fact that you really don't have any leverage on the fish is what appeals to me. It is a true tug of war.

 

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