- Aug 28, 2017 at 3:29 pm #3487528
I just got the Wilderness Lite tube:
<span style=”color: #444444;”>With my light weight waders, boots and fins, the whole package comes in under 9 pounds:</span>
<span style=”color: #444444;”>I packed it up to a local wilderness lake:</span>
<span style=”color: #444444;”>And right at dark, this over 20″ (maybe 24″) Brown hit my Rapala CD9 in Brookie pattern:</span>Aug 28, 2017 at 3:37 pm #3487532
It seems my post got “spanned”…Aug 30, 2017 at 7:13 pm #3488004
brian HBPL Member
@b14Locale: Siskiyou Mtns
the “Freaks come out at Night”
nice fish. doable weight penalty with rewards like those.Jan 10, 2018 at 9:05 pm #3511706
Doug GBPL Member
I used to do the float tube thing. Good control. Switched over to a raft years ago. Cut the gear list and weight waaay down. Brings back good memories though. Nice tube.Jan 23, 2018 at 2:49 pm #3513867
@dancingbearLocale: Central Indiana
TahoeJeff, I’d love to hear more about your wader and boot choices. As well as about the tube. I’ve been intrigued by the whole float tube concept, but put off by the weight.
And Doug G, tell me more about the raft thing too. What kind of weight are you looking at for that?Jan 23, 2018 at 10:07 pm #3513994
Doug GBPL Member
I now use an Alpacka Curiyak and Supai paddle for flat water. Under 5lbs all in. Very small package. Warmer. Covers distance better. Less control though. Good sized raft for gear and comfort. I Also sometimes use my Fjord Explorer with a rowing kit. More like 7.5 lbs and more bulk, but really great fly fishing rig. Really depends on how light i want to be and what i am doing.
Have thought about something lighter, but for the size sbd capability i really loke the Curyiyak. Alpacka discontinued them though.
Biggest benefit, no waders, no flippers, generally warmer, generally smaller, generally lighter. I did like fishing from a tube back in the day though. I could also carry enormous loads with no issue.
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