Re: Float Tubes

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Posted by Bill Miller on August 08, 1997 at 22:57:01:

In Reply to: Float Tubes posted by Randy on February 05, 1997 at 10:35:46:

if you are looking into float tubes I suggest a couple of things to think about:
1. is it for saltwater of freshwater fishing.
2. do you plan to hike with it
3> there are pros and cons to round tubes and u boats.
if you can order it from a catalog i suggest doing it. they buy mass quantities and you will save alot of money that way.
I own a browning predator which cost me 139. = tax
it is nice but it weighs twice as much as say a caddis deluxe BUT it is one of the sturdiest tubes i have ever owned. I use mine mostly in So. Cal. salt water and it has held up great
the tube is twice as thick as a Caddis pro and the nylon is a better grade (the skin)
uboats are nice if you only wiegh about 175- 200 pds. other than that they are great. one other thing to consider is waders. buy a good set of waders and you can use your float tube year around
also fins are cumbersoume but if you plan on getting in water that moves or there is some wind I would recommend diving fins. they generate more thrust than flout tube fins. anyway I probably rambled too much so good luck and good fishing

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