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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Fishing Related Discussions » New Gear suggestions

New Gear suggestions

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1 New Gear suggestions on Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:38 pm

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Where are you guys getting your tubes and give me the pros and cons on each...

I really need to update... I have a "Betta"  ( think VCR) tube! Cancer really disrupted my life.

So.. I'm opeon to suggestions.

2 Re: New Gear suggestions on Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:39 pm

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Cumberland from Classic Accessories and we get 15% off and of there products through there parent site Cover Bonanza. I believe the Cumberland is one if the best tubes out there.


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3 Re: New Gear suggestions on Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:54 pm

Litefoot

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Cumberland They last cheers

4 Re: New Gear suggestions on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:02 pm

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Thanks guys...I guess I have to drive aways to even LOOK at one...

Or go online.

5 Re: New Gear suggestions on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:17 pm

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Cumberlands are great tubes, not too pricey and holds its own against the higher end ones.
I own a caddis pro 2000:
Probably the lowest sitting vstyle tube there is. It pretty much means you are sitting a little below water level. Super light and packable.
Fat cat and odc 420:
Both great heavy duty tubes. Noticeably heavier than the c0umberland, these are tanks of the tube world. You sit pretty high and these generally hold a decent amount of weight as well. Draw back is they are heavy, sit higher in the water meaning you catch wind more. The lack of a "spreader bar" means if you under inflate your tube, you may have a taco effect going. The fish cat has an inflatable seat/backrest option and if you pop a bladder, the foam seating is more than boyant enough to act as an swim assist device to keep you afloat.
Caddis navigator:
Pontoon style tube...still sits in water, drag sucks and the smaller valve for the back rest is strange to say the least. but, rolls up small and very packable

6 Re: New Gear suggestions on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:20 pm

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I think the Cumberland is going to have to wait for a while.....

I couldn't believe it, but I had put a sticker on my reel dating the line...it was 13 years old.

Don't count me out though, Ya never know.

I'll bounce back, I'm just a bit rusty!

BTW: Thats about the same time I've been Cancer free, but I think this was just a rod and reel I haven't been using, because, although not a lot, I've been fishing some since then.

7 Re: New Gear suggestions on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:31 pm

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BTW guys....I don't bust 150, and I'm in the water halfway between the family jewels and my boobies!

8 Re: New Gear suggestions on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:31 pm

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So far it seems the Cumberland is a best value, especially here on this forum.
I bought mine 3 years ago and it is still running strong. Like you, I came from an old style, in fact, the one in my avatar. I had a small tear developing in the outer shell after about 10 months. I sent a pic of the problem to Classic Accessories warranty department. A nice young lady called me up asked me if my address was the same, and one week late I had a complete new tube dropped on my doorstep.

here is a link to my first review in 2014
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9 Re: New Gear suggestions on Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:18 am

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We can't get the Cumberland over here unfortunately, however the vision keeper iso is the same tube the downside is its double the cost of a Cumberland, my seven bass gator does a good job though, pretty sure that's the same as the guideline drifter but mine was £100 cheaper than a guideline Smile

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