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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » New to float tube fishing and need advice

New to float tube fishing and need advice

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1 New to float tube fishing and need advice on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:36 am

squirrelpresley


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I am looking to get a float tube. Cost is a definite factor but am looking in the $200 or cheaper range but want good quality that will last. Less expensive is better but won't sacrifice just to save money. I will fish for anything that swims but fly fishing for trout is my favorite. Ive read about the cumberlands and the fish cat 4 and several others. Any advice will help. I look forward to hearing anyones input.

2 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:49 am

SoCalFishKilla

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CUMBERLAND!!! Twisted Evil

3 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:46 pm

H.M.S. ShoreBucket

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As with any tackle, alot depends on your style/approach. I chose the Fishcat4 for its mobility, as I like to cover as much water as I can (lake perris). I dont think the fishcat is as "stable" of a platform as the Cumberland in the wind/chop, but you can motor in a Fishcat on calm water.

4 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:13 pm

squirrelpresley


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Is it not possible to motor the cumberland? What makes the fish cat capable of having a motor if the cumberland cant

5 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:24 pm

H.M.S. ShoreBucket

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"motor" as in moving at a good pace by fin power!

6 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:44 am

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fishcat 4 delux!!!! inflatable seat and back rest. better than hard foam (cumberland)

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7 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:24 am

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if u like to fly fish i would go with the fishcat little smaller might be easier to fly fish

8 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:24 pm

Tubetoad

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Nevada Gold. beast floatube for under 100$

9 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:26 pm

fisheromen

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If you want something that will last, don't look at under $100 tubes. The only complaint I have heard about the FC is that thee is no spreader bar. As to speed, if you are in a hurry a tube is not for you.

10 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:41 am

waxon67

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Stay away from ANYTHING from Caddis. Thats all I have to say on this.

11 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:19 pm

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waxon67 wrote:Stay away from ANYTHING from Caddis. Thats all I have to say on this.

LOL Second that motion! Got three, now one remains. Cumberland is great to have at a great price. Fish Cat 4 Deluxe is even better. Prowler, if you have the cash. Dave Scadden Escape if you have money grow on tree.

12 Re: New to float tube fishing and need advice on Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:22 pm

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I'm partial to the ODC 420 by Creek Company because I own one. The PVC coating on the bottom makes it tough.
I keep hearing great things about the Cumberland, I might have to get me one as a backup :]

And any of the Outcast boats (FC4, FC4D) seem to be pretty popular as well.

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