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Beginning of a budget tube

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1Beginning of a budget tube Empty Beginning of a budget tube on Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:01 am

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So I bought this nevada last year on sale and have been figuring out how to mount and pack the essentials as efficiently as possible. It's about a 3 block walk through some thick weeds and across train tracks to my favorite pond[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

2Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:37 am

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It looks like a nice light setup. How is it working for you?


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3Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:52 am

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I like your rod holder.
How do you carry your FT the three blocks to the water?
Do you carry it by hand, back pack it or do you use some sort of a dolly?
How much did you end up spending for your Nevada float tube?


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4Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:53 pm

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Looks like you are set up and ready to float thanks for sharing with us. Look forward to hearing your reports in the near future.


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5Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:30 pm

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I think it was $79 on sale when I bought it. As far as carrying it, I used a set of straps from my old carpenters tool belt to make back pack straps. Going to make a tray for the right side and rubber seal the end seams for added protection.

6Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:53 pm

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7Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:56 pm

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8Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:39 am

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I use black Flex-Seal

A nice bunch of fish that you landed there Sir! 👍🏻


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9Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:19 pm

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Here's a few more pics of the set up and all the gear I strapped into the center of the tube which makes walking with it nice and easy. Built the tray last night, It works out really well and is very convenient.

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10Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:24 pm

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The the access point to the pond is very narrow and choked with cattails and red grass. Need to figure out a better lower strap system that will allow me to hinge the tray up so it's not so wide when launching into the pond

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11Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:32 pm

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I am sure you will figure it out but you got in and that is half the battle.


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12Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:15 pm

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Your tube is looking good. I am sure you will make a dozen changes before you are happy.

I sure did.

Thanks for sharing.


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13Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:02 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Your tube is looking good. I am sure you will make a dozen changes before you are happy.

I sure did.

Thanks for sharing.
Lol, that's so true. It seems like every single time I go fish with this thing ,I have been out a lot, there's a different strap or different karabiner in a different location. Honestly that's half the fun for me

14Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:33 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Your tube is looking good. I am sure you will make a dozen changes before you are happy.

I sure did.

Thanks for sharing.
Lol, that's so true. It seems like every single time I go fish with this thing ,I have been out a lot, there's a different strap or different karabiner in a different location. Honestly that's half the fun for me

That is half the fun for all of us. It is always worth a little tweaking of the tube between fishing trips.


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15Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:24 pm

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Cut down a few of those cattails to make the opening wider. Won't hurt a thing.

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16Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:30 pm

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Needed more rods in my life[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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17Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:33 pm

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Twisted Evil Oh Ya buddy that is great.


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18Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:47 pm

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Coming along fine.

Thanks for sharing.


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19Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:38 pm

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Looking good Sir! Thumbs Up


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20Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:46 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] I thought I had some pictures from actually spraying the closed cell expanding foam,  shaping it and then reinstalling the cover. Can't seem to find them on my phone unfortunately.

21Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:14 pm

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Dam buddy that looks great you need to give a good detailed explanation of what you got going on there.  Plus is the added seat to a sling seat type tube really working well.  I wanted to do this years ago.


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22Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:12 pm

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It's working well as far as weight and lack of water logging for sure... with the Nevada being such a small Float Tube it does put you up much closer to the apron and crossbar which I find perfectly fine but some may not like. The only downside I see to it right now is the foam is very dense which also makes for a somewhat firm seat.   The cardboard form I made is angled towards the back to help keep me tucked closer to the rear of the float tube. When I installed the straps I screw them down in such a way that the very front portion has a fastener going into the plastic at the edge of the original seat sling,making sure it can't slide backwards. All and all I'm pretty happy with it. Next time I go out I might fish half the day with it and half the day without it just to get a true feeling for which way I liked it more. If I'm using just shorts and it's pretty warm no doubt the seed is nice to elevate me out of the water. Once in waders though I may prefer the extra drag especially on Windy days

23Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:30 am

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That is a sweet set up you got there. .

24Beginning of a budget tube Empty Re: Beginning of a budget tube on Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:22 pm

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Thank you

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