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Float Tubers

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

Location: Omaha
Members: 80
Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2018

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Comment by Steve Crowder on December 2, 2008 at 6:55pm
Purchased a K-Pump for my pontoon boat. This is a geat tool and make inflating much easier. It is a little pricey ($80) but is well made and does a great job. And unbeleivably I found the best price through Orvis. Came with a bag to attach to your boat, so to keep properly inflated at all times. It has reduced setup time considerably. Just passing along info.
Comment by Alex G. on October 28, 2008 at 8:10am
Bruce, that is a great choice, I believe Kershaw has one of those, and it serves him well! I really like the stipping apron on that model as apposed the the apron on mine, the FC4 i got last year, it isn't very stiff and requires the improvement of tying a tote lid underneath of it. Also, put a tape against measurements on the apron, If it's like mine, It's off by a few once you get past 5-6"

Alex
Comment by Michael J. Searl on October 28, 2008 at 6:31am
Great choice in my humble opinion. If this one does not have inflatable seat you are good to go. There have been a few issues with air leaks in the seat .Foam filled is great and more reasonable.
One should shop around. My fat Cat was $200 online special for yellow only and my Fish Cat#4s were on sale at BPS for $100 for a short time .I'm a bit on the frugal side at times.lol ole
I'm excited at just the thought you might get a Fish Cat#4. Every person that got one on my suggestion has liked them.
This is also the time of year to look around for a double action air pump on sale at Wall Mart type stores. ole Mike
Comment by David Merical on October 28, 2008 at 6:30am
That looks like a really nice tube, Bruce!
Comment by Bruce Condello on October 27, 2008 at 8:07pm


I'm in the market for a new float tube. I've been fishing for twelve years with an old Creek Company model and I'm planning on getting something new and exciting. Do you think this is a good choice?
Comment by Michael J. Searl on October 27, 2008 at 7:42pm
Would I be welcome here in this group?
I have an Outcast Fat Cat float tube and 2 Outcast Fish Cat#4s I'm fishing now from the Fat Cat and reserve the other for guests or grandsons. I also got a pair of #4s for my son and wife a couple years ago and they love them.
I also use the cheap Outcast fins but removed the retainer safety rear strap as they float .
I have had many issues with waders though. I use Cabelas fair high end waders and ready for another trip to Prairie Du Chien for replacement. (groan) I have always used stocking foot waders and will now switch to boot foot due to leak issues.
I probably shouldn't whine too much as I use these much more than most would.
I've never had safety issues with my float tube on water but am recovering from broke ankle when I fell into a rain slicked washout while horseing my tube through a thick willow patch. I put a shoe on two days ago and soon to be up and flipping the tube if water temp allows.
More clothing issues- Using a float tube in the summer wearing old shorts is GREAT! However ,do NOT cross weed mats with bare legs. There is some critter residing there similar to chiggers. If you have a little open water spot to enter you'll be fine.
I didn't intend to get so windy here, just love my tubin for gills. ole Mike
Comment by Steve Crowder on October 18, 2008 at 6:51am
Thanks Bruce. Would be nice to have a float/toon gathering. Almost impossible, just a thought.
Comment by Bruce Condello on October 16, 2008 at 10:03am
Steve Crowder! Yes, you qualify!
Comment by David Merical on October 16, 2008 at 8:02am
I have an old float tube a buddy gave me. I used it once. I didn't have fins, and got in deeper water on a windy day. I was helpless as I drifted away. I ended up putting a heavy jig on my fishing line, and cast in the direction I wanted to go. I managed to snag the bottom, pull myself to that spot, and then cast again....until I made it back to shore! Lesson learned. Fins are essential.

This year, I sold my Lund fishing boat, and bought a Hobie Mirage Outback kayak.


It has the quiet Mirage pedal-drive and flip & stow rudder. I installed a fishfinder with the transducer mounted inside the hull. Works great! Even handles well in fairly windy weather and waves!
Comment by Zig on October 16, 2008 at 7:07am
If you had to do it again - what would you look for in a FT?
 

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