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1 New to float tubing on Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:55 pm

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Just want to say hi and introduce myself. Name is Jason. 16 year navy veteran born in CO raised in social now live in AZ. Just got my first float tube and look forward to going out later this month. Are there any others here from AZ?

2 Re: New to float tubing on Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:29 pm

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Thank you for your service! Welcome to the boards

3 Re: New to float tubing on Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:38 pm

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Welcome to the forum Jason.
There is a lot of good information here and plenty of people willing to answer questions.

And thank you for your service


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4 Re: New to float tubing on Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:00 pm

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So I bought a float tube from bass pro for my birthday last week and need some help.

1. It is a full tube not pontoons. So how does one enter it with or without flippers?
2. What is the best thing to use for rod rack?
3. I am in AZ sosummer months I can float with no waders but winter water is cold. What are of waders should I use?

5 Re: New to float tubing on Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:24 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:So I bought a float tube from bass pro for my birthday last week and need some help.

1. It is a full tube not pontoons. So how does one enter it with or without flippers?
2. What is the best thing to use for rod rack?
3. I am in AZ sosummer months I can float with no waders but winter water is cold. What are of waders should I use?

1. If  you got the classic doughnut like in my Avatar pic. Step in the middle and pull it up like a pair a pants.
2. I never did use a rod rack on mine. One rod in my hand and one rod laying horizontal in front of me. Maybe someone else can chime in.
3. I picked up some breathable waders and really like them. One thousand times more comfortable than neoprene waders or wetsuits.


I hope this helps


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6 Re: New to float tubing on Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:35 am

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Jerdon said it well if you have a U or V shaped tube you will walk into the water with your tube and no fins on till you can sit in your tube like a chair and then but on your fins. When getting back out do this in reverse.
As for rod racks, I had built my own with PVC and now use the one the CastMate makes. You can find there link just under the forum logo. But if you choose to make your own make sure you search the forum for ideas, there are a lot. Oh ya welcome to the forum.


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7 Re: New to float tubing on Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:45 am

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Welcome. You will find float tubing a blast. We will be in Show Low az sometime in April fishing the lakes. What part of Az are you in?

8 Re: New to float tubing on Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:13 am

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Welcome NavyVet! so cal here...but im sure we have some AZ peeps reppin.....like everyone else mentioned thanks for the services! salute as for racks, they have the castmates but also Lolly from the forum makes custome ones...hit him up or if you look at a couple threads before they were talking about them, good luck, enjoy your stay

Tony G

9 Re: New to float tubing on Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:15 pm

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Welcome aboard NavyVet.......you will probably find almost everything on this site. Lolly does a bang up job if you are going heavy duty, LMB, strippers or salt. For light tackle you can put together a unit from 1/2 inch PVC, trout, pan-fish crappie........And Thank You for your service to this country........

I bought waders, boots and fins from bass pro......go'n on four years and still dry.........Ever out to SO Cal and will take ya tub'n...........GT

10 Re: New to float tubing on Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:50 am

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We are newby brotha's! I'm also fairly new to this forum.

Thank you for your service to our country!

I look forward to replying to your up coming tube fishing reports.

SP Dan <"))><


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