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Just Got my first tube

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1 Just Got my first tube on Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:29 pm

BrotherP


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Just picked up my first tube. Got a white river from bass pro. looking forward to trying it out. have never used one before. Should I start at a lake or is going to HB or Newport harbor calm enough for a beginner?

Thanks
Tony

2 Re: Just Got my first tube on Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:39 pm

Hammer 4

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Did you also get a PFD and fins..? You are required to have a PFD at all times.

So if your all set, yeah a lake would be good, you will need waders, as most all lakes do not allow humane contact with the water, plus it's getting chilly, or it will be..lol

I would not recommend HH, as the current there can be pretty strong for a newer person, NPH or the LAB would be much better. NPH around the docks is always pretty calm, unless there are real strong winds blowing.

The hardest part is getting use to steering with your fins, i.e. going in a circle, or turning in tight places. When you first get in the water, experiment by kicking just one fin, then the other to get an idea of how they work, it's pretty easy once you get the hang of it, I mean seriously, if I can do it, anyone can..lol


Just remember, you are now able to get closer to the fish, slashing, i.e. kicking your fins, and moving about can and will spook the fish, so try and be as stealthy as possible. Anyhow, good luck, and have fun.

Oh, and Don't lean forward on your tube, it won't end well..Red Smile 

3 Re: Just Got my first tube on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:37 am

ed5000x

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cograts on the tube but I that tube is not good for the harbors I had one it leaked and I took it baxk and the second one leaked even worse I say try it out and save your receipt take it back use store credit buy a better one
or but you have better luck with it than I

4 Re: Just Got my first tube on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:17 am

n2deepfsw

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Congrats on the new tube, I would start off at a lake or nph.

5 Re: Just Got my first tube on Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:18 pm

BrotherP


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Thanks for the feedback. I have fins and a PFD along with a waterproof VHF and a GPS

6 Re: Just Got my first tube on Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:37 pm

fatboy531

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Welcome to the float tube fishing world. Just take notes from Hammer4 he wrote down all you need to know. Starting in a small lake would be best for a first outing. Controlling your turns and tight maneuvering will be easier there. Good luck out there. Tight lines.

7 Re: Just Got my first tube on Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:54 am

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X2 what hammer said. Good info

8 Re: Just Got my first tube on Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:08 pm

wiseguy

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Welcome to your new addiction!

9 Re: Just Got my first tube on Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:34 pm

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Welcome to the site.
Congrats on ur.new tube

10 Re: Just Got my first tube on Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:51 pm

TheAsianGuy

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Welcome to the family of tuber ownership and addiction on the water. Get ready for excessive amount of investment on your accessory for your ride Wink

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