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Halibut Dude
07-19-2007, 04:47 PM
I am planning on buying a tube but i have no idea what kinda and any advice for first time tubers would be nice i will be fishing the bay constantly i saw this is any good for a beginner tubers? and is there anyone who could take me under their wing in nph http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store ... id=PP_P1_2 (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_41480?cmCat=CROSSSELL&cmid=PP_P1_2)

BBL2Baja
07-19-2007, 06:00 PM
I am planning on buying a tube but i have no idea what kinda and any advice for first time tubers would be nice i will be fishing the bay constantly i saw this is any good for a beginner tubers? and is there anyone who could take me under their wing in nph http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store ... id=PP_P1_2 (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_41480?cmCat=CROSSSELL&cmid=PP_P1_2)

I'm a toob noob as well, so I can't really help ya. However, my buddy picked up that exact tubin' combo last night at Bass Pro. The guys in the White River Fly Shop were super helpful and recommended that the full combo was a great way to start. They recommended it over his other choice, the Togiak. $$$ saved was the main reason.

Later,
Scott

Halibut Dude
07-19-2007, 06:04 PM
Um ima buy one this weekend =0

Bassnut
07-19-2007, 06:30 PM
Check out the ODC 420 lifetime warranty :thumb:

Bassnut
07-19-2007, 06:32 PM
How much you looking to spend?

Halibut Dude
07-19-2007, 08:26 PM
around 180-250.

jbacsaf
07-19-2007, 08:58 PM
I started out with a u-boat. But after tubing on it, in the bay, a few times I wanted the added safety of having more than one main bladder. So, I sold that and got the ODC 420 and I am very happy with it.

In regards to taking you out to NPH, I just got a new set up, so I will be going quite often. You are welcome to join me when you are all set up. Just send me a pm. Good luck with your purchase!

By the way, you might want to check out this thread...
http://fishingnetwork.net/forum1/viewtopic.php?t=3412&highlight=

Halibut Dude
07-19-2007, 09:02 PM
ill be sure to hit you up when im ready and ill look into the ODC 420 some more

Ghost
07-19-2007, 09:02 PM
Look at the Outcast Fish Cat 4. Great tube & you won't have to worry about the seams coming undone in a year. My buddy has something similar to the BPS tube & has had to return it cuz it was falling apart. The Fish Cat 4 may cost a bit more, but it's a much better tube....that is if you're under 250 lbs, don't go over 275 lbs w/ yourself & gear.

You can get a two way pump that's pictured on the link for $15 & I highly suggest Hotspot fins. They may cost a more like $80, but alot more user friendly than the fins that are offered w/ the combo deal. I know, I tried the ones just like on the link & it was stiff & gave me leg cramps. Or go do Sports Chalet & check out some scuba fins, you can find some cheap. You may also want to look at getting a pair of flats boots or scuba boots. It'll save your feet & back of your feet from getting blisters. Also some of them have soles that you can walk on, so you don't have to bring along a pair of flip-flops. The least expensive ones I've found at Sport Chalet are about $30.

The price is right for the BPS combo, but you'll be looking to upgrade your tube sooner than you want to. The u-tubes have too much drag while you are moving in the water. The v-tubes like the Fish Cat 4 is much easier & better when the wind kicks up.

Here's some links to help you out:

http://www.bigfishtackle.com/forum/Float_Tube_Fishing_C66/Float_Tubing_General_F81/BEST_OF_THE_BEST_06_%26_07_P322050/

http://www.bigfishtackle.com/forum/Float_Tube_Fishing_C66/Float_Tubing_General_F81/BEST_OF_THE_BEST_P184642/

http://www.bigfishtackle.com/forum/Float_Tube_Fishing_C66/Float_Tubing_General_F81/

http://www.riverwire.com/outcasttubereview2.htm

And if you want to build your own rod holders for your new tube, check this out:

http://www.bigfishtackle.com/cgi-bin/gforum/gforum.cgi?post=262789;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC ;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unre ad

Mares scuba fins seem to be pretty popular too for tubing, I don't know how much they really cost, but I checked out ebay & this is what I came up with:

http://sporting-goods.search.ebay.com/mares_Fins_W0QQcatrefZC12QQcoactionZcompareQQcoent rypageZsearchQQcopagenumZ1QQfclZ3QQfcolZshipQ2donQ QfromZR10QQfrppZ100QQfsooZ2QQfsopZ32QQftrtZ1QQftrv Z1QQrprZ2QQsabfmtsZ1QQsacatZ73995

Bassnut
07-19-2007, 09:54 PM
This is how I did my super fatcat
http://fishingnetwork.net/images/tmp2/tube.jpg

Halibut Dude
07-19-2007, 10:30 PM
Bassnut i am loving your tube and who much would you want for you to build me one similair to yours ? or how can i build one ?




thanks for the info ghost ill check that out there 2 tubes in mind the odc 420 or Outcast Fish Cat 4 ima likening both ... i am only 150 #'s

Bassnut
07-19-2007, 10:34 PM
its so easy a cave man can do it :thumb:

Halibut Dude
07-19-2007, 10:52 PM
aww man to bad im not a cave man .... :D

Ghost
07-20-2007, 12:55 AM
This is a pic of my Outcast Fat Cat:

http://fishingnetwork.net/images/tmp2/floattube061507.jpg

Notice that I used the fins similar to the ones that comes w/ the White River combo. I've returned those nasty things & got the Hotspot fins. Turner's Outdoors carries them, you have to try them out, cuz they come in sizes.

Here's me sporting the Hotspot fins in camo color....nice!

http://fishingnetwork.net/images/tmp2/IM002592a.jpg

The Fat Cat costs alot more than the Fish Cat 4, quite similar but the Fat Cat is a much bigger tube.

sullyfish
07-20-2007, 11:37 AM
I can't say enough good thing about the Fat Cat by outcast...Great tube

Stay away from all the extra stuff on a tube(Fishfinder, huge rod holders, etc)

It just gets in the way when your fishig the bays and harbors

Take one rod and fish hard!!!

sullyfish
07-20-2007, 11:40 AM
I can't say enough good thing about the Fat Cat by outcast...Great tube

Stay away from all the extra stuff on a tube(Fishfinder, huge rod holders, etc)

It just gets in the way when your fishig the bays and harbors

Take one rod and fish hard!!!

RotoSteve
07-20-2007, 01:18 PM
Ghost - What are those colorful wraps around your poles? Do they help the rods float if you drop one? I ask because I lost a rod that slipped off my tube and this might be a good thing to have.

Bassnut
07-20-2007, 03:34 PM
Yep if he drops it, it will float, Frank should have got that stuff a long time ago :lol:

Ghost
07-20-2007, 09:16 PM
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_16517_100004001_100000000_100004000_100-4-1

I got them at bass pro shops. It's a little bit of insurance that if one of my rods do fall in the water (which hasn't happened yet...& hope it never does), that the rod & reel will either float or slowly sink, that I have time to recover it.

Since I do carry 4 rods & reels, I know that there might be a chance that I can goof up & have one drop, so when I got my float tube, I had to have these floaters for piece of mind.

Halibut Dude
07-22-2007, 11:04 AM
=)

RotoSteve
07-23-2007, 01:36 PM
Thanks Ghost... I could have used one of those a month or so ago... I definitely need to get some of those.