24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
float tube .. question #15124493 08/10/20
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,805
T
T_O_M Online Content OP
Campfire Tracker
OP Online Content
Campfire Tracker
T
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,805
With a float tube, do you manage real cold water? Do you wear waders with your float tube? Is there something better?


Anyone who thinks there's two sides to everything hasn't met a M�bius strip.

Here be dragons ...
BP-B2

Re: float tube .. question [Re: T_O_M] #15124512 08/10/20
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,871
pal Online Content
Campfire Outfitter
Online Content
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,871
You wear waders over your regular pants always. Add longjohns when it's cold. Add fleece sweatpants when it's very cold.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


"There's more to optics than meets the eye."--anon

"...most of us would be better off losing half a pound around the waist than half a pound on our rifle."--dhg

Re: float tube .. question [Re: T_O_M] #15125613 08/10/20
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,805
T
T_O_M Online Content OP
Campfire Tracker
OP Online Content
Campfire Tracker
T
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,805
'k. What about life jacket, inflatable float-coat, etc? How much is needed to offset the buoyancy of waders and give you a fighting chance to keep your head above water?



... I suppose it might help to know, regarding my concern for how much stuff I'm lugging, is the lake I want to fish is 5 miles in from the trailhead. I'm generally backpacking in for a couple days. Adding the weight of float tube, waders, flotation of some sort, wading shoes or fins, etc on top of fishing tackle and a couple days camp gear is a bit discouraging.

Last edited by T_O_M; 08/10/20.

Anyone who thinks there's two sides to everything hasn't met a M�bius strip.

Here be dragons ...
Re: float tube .. question [Re: T_O_M] #15125980 08/10/20
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,992
1minute Online Content
Campfire Kahuna
Online Content
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,992
For float tubes, waders are a must in cold water. Maybe not in a warm water fishery. With no waders, leaches may be a problem. Check ones state regs for required equipment. Since they are a floating device, a life jacket is a must. Seeing fewer tubes lately and more of the framed pontoon units that put one above the water and are powered with small oars and maybe flippers if one wears some fabric hippers.

A long handled net is a plus.


1Minute
Re: float tube .. question [Re: T_O_M] #15127401 08/11/20
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 164
U
Utahunter Offline
Member
Offline
Member
U
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 164
Light weight nylon waders with long johns underneath unless it's really cold, then neoprene waders. I always have a life jacket strapped to my float tube for emergencies.

IC-A

Re: float tube .. question [Re: T_O_M] #15128326 08/11/20
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,805
T
T_O_M Online Content OP
Campfire Tracker
OP Online Content
Campfire Tracker
T
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,805
Thanks. I appreciate the info.


Anyone who thinks there's two sides to everything hasn't met a M�bius strip.

Here be dragons ...
Re: float tube .. question [Re: T_O_M] #15129709 08/12/20
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 417
G
GWPGUY Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
G
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 417
Mornin men, when I used to go into backwoods lakes fishing I would make a float tube out of a 20 inch truck tube & a half moon piece of plywood. Take it in & leave it there hidden from view under some brush, or deflate it & just carry a air pump in every time. If there are many lakes then.... we'll yur screwed. Bill out. 🐾👣🇨🇦 They even work for ducks in a pond.

Re: float tube .. question [Re: T_O_M] #15135759 08/14/20
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,445
ribka Online Sleepy
Campfire Outfitter
Online Sleepy
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,445
Originally Posted by T_O_M
With a float tube, do you manage real cold water? Do you wear waders with your float tube? Is there something better?


yes I always wear waders. Neoprenes when temps drop below 50 degrees. I like force fins too


trans gender non binary transcendent mermaid queen-king
Re: float tube .. question [Re: T_O_M] #15135762 08/14/20
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,445
ribka Online Sleepy
Campfire Outfitter
Online Sleepy
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,445
Originally Posted by T_O_M
'k. What about life jacket, inflatable float-coat, etc? How much is needed to offset the buoyancy of waders and give you a fighting chance to keep your head above water?



... I suppose it might help to know, regarding my concern for how much stuff I'm lugging, is the lake I want to fish is 5 miles in from the trailhead. I'm generally backpacking in for a couple days. Adding the weight of float tube, waders, flotation of some sort, wading shoes or fins, etc on top of fishing tackle and a couple days camp gear is a bit discouraging.



Always wear a PFD of some kind. Im a good swimmer but always wear a pfd in tube.


trans gender non binary transcendent mermaid queen-king
Re: float tube .. question [Re: T_O_M] #15136541 08/14/20
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,882
J
Just a Hunter Online Content
Campfire Guide
Online Content
Campfire Guide
J
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,882
It's been a while but I have been in a float tube in a snow storm with 5mm neoprene waders and was very comfortable.

IC-B


Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
664 registered members (10gaugemag, 160user, 10gaugeman, 06hunter59, 16penny, 12344mag, 71 invisible), 1,592 guests, and 658 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.22 Page Time: 0.037s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.8106 MB (Peak: 0.9081 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-09-22 15:22:15 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS