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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Face Plant!

Face Plant!

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1 Face Plant! on Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:11 am

atavuss

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I went to a small high Sierra lake Friday and since the weather was just about perfect in the morning with no wind I was able to figure out how to move around in my Super Fat Cat using Force Fins. At the end of my day there I pulled up to the shore and trying to get out of the SFC and making a few steps while still in the water wearing the FF's I tripped and did a perfect face plant in about 5" of water. My fly rod went flying and I got out as quickly as I could while making sure no one was around to witness the belly flop I did.
Does everyone put on and take off their fins while seated in their tube?

2 Re: Face Plant! on Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:12 am

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I take mine off before I try to walk.
I have had similar experiences with wind being the biggest problem.


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3 Re: Face Plant! on Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:14 pm

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Lessons I've learned...
1) Learn to high step when walking with fins, they always find a way to get caught on something...
2) Walking backwards is easier
3) Do not take off your fins in water deeper than you'd like to go just in case you have to recover them.
4) Make sure your tube is secured when you are removing your fins. Wind/waves can and will pull/push it back into the water when you are busy recovering from an almost face plant/removing fins..

4 Re: Face Plant! on Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:07 pm

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Ha ha ...... Sorry I did not mean to laugh but I most always take my fins off before I get out of my tube in shallow water. I have not face planted yet but have had my share of fumbles that took every ounce of energy I could muster to avoid certain disaster. I am sure there could be a club started bases off of your mishap sir you are not alown I am sure of it.


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5 Re: Face Plant! on Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:37 pm

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Been there and done that lol! don't walk with fins going forward forsure

6 Re: Face Plant! on Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:10 pm

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Sucks but im to laughing...just picturing it lol ive stumbled but gotten my footing back...I usually take mine off once my feet can touch the ground firmly...


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7 Re: Face Plant! on Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:37 pm

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I'm pretty sure everyone has or almost eaten it when walking with fins

8 Re: Face Plant! on Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:49 am

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lol! I guess we all learn some how right lol! good tips by Kin Thumbs Up

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9 Re: Face Plant! on Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:16 am

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My maiden voyage taught me that I should put on and take off my fins while safely seated in my tube...almost ate sand in NPH

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