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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube and Pontoon Tips, Tricks and Mods » Make a plastic Apron

Make a plastic Apron

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1 Make a plastic Apron on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:08 am

Yardsaleunderwear


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One day a couple of years ago, I was feeding my Granddaughter in her high chair, when an idea struck me. What if I had a plastic tray in my lap, instead of nylon apron that keeps getting treble hooks caught in my lap. I searched the garage and found that a drill bit set I had 12"w X 20" L had a clear plexiglass lid with about a 1/4" lip. Bingo!!
Took the lid off flipped it upside down,  drilled some holes and attached some small bungees to the front(to wrap around the lap bar) 2 small holes in the rear, cut my apron off the bar, attached the rear bungees to the new lid, and Presto!! Best apron ever! I also drew on a tape measure with a sharpie.
Now when I change lures, or release a fish it's not laying in my lap, or getting tangled in the mesh. Trust me, If you try it, you'll never go back to a mesh apron again

2 Re: Make a plastic Apron on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:08 am

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That sounds like a good idea can you post a photo?
I'm picturing something like the food trays in a fast food establishment.

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3 Re: Make a plastic Apron on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:43 am

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Sweet bro when you can upload some pic so we can see your handy work very great idea. Now I can see our forum sticker on that as well. Twisted Evil 


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4 Re: Make a plastic Apron on Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:41 am

Yardsaleunderwear


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I'm not very savvy with a computer, I don't even own a cell phone, but I'll see if I can have my son take some pics this year when a set up my tube
Yes, seems like a mcdonalds size tray might work the same, might be able to buy something like that at GFS or Costco

5 Re: Make a plastic Apron on Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:56 pm

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Kinda like the strap trays and stripping baskets some fly anglers use.
I've seen those with a curved rear section, made to nest close to the body.
Great idea!

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6 Re: Make a plastic Apron on Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:05 pm

Yardsaleunderwear


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Keep it small though, to big and becomes a hassle getting in and out

7 Re: Make a plastic Apron on Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:30 pm

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I was at lowes this weekend and had the idea of using a plastic lid from a storage container I saw and taking the plastic legs off the mesh apron and attach them to the plastic lid it seems like a great idea within the next couple weeks I'm gonna tackle that project and will post pics for you guys!

8 Re: Make a plastic Apron on Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:07 pm

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Looking forward to it.

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