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Float Tube??? U boat???
Posted 23 January 2004 - 07:44 AM
Posted 23 January 2004 - 08:07 AM
For ponds and small lakes it's the cat's ass. Keep an eye on the winds, stay out of thick weeds and get some good fins.
Wear a life vest.
Posted 23 January 2004 - 10:27 AM
Posted 23 January 2004 - 10:37 AM
Posted 23 January 2004 - 11:59 AM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 02:45 PM
Have fun and Tight lines
Posted 26 January 2004 - 07:19 AM
Posted 26 January 2004 - 08:25 AM
I'll second the long rod suggestion.
Another suggestion, dress warm under the waders, even in the summer. You won't necessarily feel cold but after kicking around a couple hours, the leg cramps can set in!
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:18 PM
Especially when you are chasing a canoe and 2 people paddling it. oh no there i go agian. hey annyone out there i noticed under my name it says baitfisherman. how long to i am a "real" fisherman. ya know a flyfisherman!
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:30 PM
don't ya just hate that?
on another fishing web site I started out as an egg. LOL.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 01:22 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 01:59 AM
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 06:57 AM
They also make some fins for tubing called Gaiters or something like that. I got some from Cabellas years back. They are hinged contraptions that let you move around facing forward. instead of backwards like using fins. They aren't as efficient a means of propulsion, but it sure is nice to be facing in the direction of travel.
Posted 14 February 2004 - 07:28 AM
Float tube, on smaller flows, can add so much to the way you fish. It allows more than just a ride through the riffles. You can store alot of the gear in the pockets that you would have crammed into your flyvest. Leaving you, a little less weighted when fishing. It allows you a safe passage through some water where if wading you could fall and get soaked. Looking at fast rapids can sometimes be an illusion until you're floating on them. We have floated class 3's with no problem. If you're not comfortable with a rapid, then you can easily get out and pass it on land or ease through it.You can learn to manover that tube like a car with your feet. If you can swim and tread water, you;ll be able to steer this thing real easy.
It allows more stealth. You're fishing presence to the fish's will be cut in half. Those wading-toe-bump-stagger-splash-&$&$frig there he goes-spookings will drop dramactially.
The ODC is a different animal. Very strong frame and oar system. Capacity 400lb weight 40lbs. A lot of the folks that fish in the bigger eastern rivers use these. For bigger rivers where you're going to do longer floats it's awesome. I personally would take this thing over a canoe any day. You cannot flip it. I've can down some 2-ft drops with ease. It's bouyancy is unbelieveable.
Have fun in your new float. Don't let it sit around in the garage collecting dust. It's a great way to fish...
Wear a PFD.