Re: Float Tubes


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Posted by Randy Johnson on February 17, 1997 at 11:40:05:

In Reply to: Re: Float Tubes posted by Randy Johnson on February 17, 1997 at 11:37:52:


: : : I will be buying a float tube this month. There are a few different types of tubes and I want to buy the best tube for my money ( up to $150.00 ). What do you recomend? Is the U-Boat shape better then a round tube? If you use a tube and have some feed back on the different types please send me a e-mail at prjohnson@pipeline.com

: Thanks for all the information on tubes. I have made up my mind and have purchased the new Water Camo from Lew's at Bass Pro Shops! I got the U-Shape for two reasons. The U-Shape allows you to set high in the water. It is also easy to get in and out of with your fishing gear. I'm a large man 6' 2" 220lb and think this will allow the most comfort while fishing. BASS PRO SHOP gets a high five for their customer service. I purchased the tube and by the end of the week it was leaking air. I called the Manager of fly fishing and he said no problem bring the tube in and we will replace it.

: Thanks again for you help guys! I will post a note later to let everyone know how I like my new tube.

: : : Thanks,

: : On the float tubes, I purchased a basic good brand for about $75, and it seems fine. Yeah, it's awkward, but one disadvantage of the U type is there is nowhere to rest your arms up front. That bothers some. I found that I spent less and enjoyed a basic 16 inch tube. One thing, I tend to float way too far downstream, that is my nature. The smaller basic tube is lighter and more compact to carry back on the back. Good luck. Frank




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