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Well right now I think one is my only way financially to get off the shore. Any input /suggestions? Thanks in advance.
 

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Buy and sell here has had some smoking deals
Dropshot might still have his.. If so haul ass and pick it up.
 

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Have spent roughly thirty years of my life fishing from a float tube. Now that I am retired, not actively float tubing as much as I used too. Anyway, if you could be more specific on what you need as far as input/suggestions, I will do my best to help you out with information.
 

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Have spent roughly thirty years of my life fishing from a float tube. Now that I am retired, not actively float tubing as much as I used too. Anyway, if you could be more specific on what you need as far as input/suggestions, I will do my best to help you out with information.
I was just wondering if there were any other options. But if you did it for that long I'm willing to bet that's a good route to go. I should be looking for one in the next few days.
 

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It is a great route to go. Float tubes can be easily inflated or deflated, stored easily, packed in to lakes (off the main road), and, launched and fished in many areas where you can't get a boat. Good luck in your search for a method to get off shoreline.
 

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Gets you off the bank and that is good enough reason for me. Just can't be out in bad wind. With the late openings and early closures of most of our boat ramps due to inspections, float tubes are money in the fall and early spring.
 

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I kinda disagree with rip lip on the wind thing. I always feel stable in mine regardless of weather conditions. The only suggestions from me would be to not eat an overabundance of food the night before that could, shall we say, make an uncomfortable stomach the next day. Don't drink too much coffee the day of...unless you're real close to shore. Last, but not least(and this is serious) even though I said I always feel stable wear a pfd. I have a fishing vest pfd that has the CO2 cartridge just in case of trouble.
 

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Like Boon said..I'd run..not walk to pick up dropshots tube if he still has it..Won't find a better tube for that price anywhere.

It's great getting off the shore and out on the lake..
 

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I have never had worries about flipping a float tube in the wind. But waves breaking over the tops of your tube and into your waders can be chilly. It can be a challenge to get back to where you are parked if a stiff off shore wind kicks up. (Like at Antero, Spinney or 11 mile). Good to know where the afternoon wind will come from and park on the other side so you most likely get blown towards your Vehicle rather than the other side of the res. Or stick to coves with some shelter from the wind.
 

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I have one for 25 bucks. No fins. no waders. It is a Browning syntec.It is round with three pouches; All zippers work. and it is holding air. money back if you dont like 303 431 4271 Dwain
 

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Learn how to pee out of it. Saves a lot of precious fishing time.
 

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I have never had worries about flipping a float tube in the wind. But waves breaking over the tops of your tube and into your waders can be chilly. It can be a challenge to get back to where you are parked if a stiff off shore wind kicks up. (Like at Antero, Spinney or 11 mile). Good to know where the afternoon wind will come from and park on the other side so you most likely get blown towards your Vehicle rather than the other side of the res. Or stick to coves with some shelter from the wind.
I have never spent much time fishing from one, so not speaking from experience, but the wind would be the one thing I would think could get you in a difficult situation. The wind generally jacks with everything else while fishing, so I'd imagine it would do the same in a float tube. I hate bad wind!!
 

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Float tube kicks butt. Get a v shaped one. My friend talked me into one he has friends who fish so much from them they have been in waves way too big to come into shore. They have wore out bellys. The belly was not my choice i wanted a kayak. I slightly deflate the belly and sleep next to it in the bed of my truck. Fully deflated its a great traveling fishing tool. I dont regret the belly purchase at all i am addicted.
 

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I would recommend a V tube, too. The round ones have you sitting very low in the water - cold and slow moving. The V tubes like fishcat, fatcat, etc., have you up where only the back of your legs and butt are in the water. Unless, of course, you pee down your waders. Then, the rest of you will be wet. Being up higher also lets you kick and cover more water than if you were down deep in a donut.

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