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Best fins and input on a float tube.

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1Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Best fins and input on a float tube. on Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:34 pm

spottedbay_310


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Hey guys, I use to float tube but then I sold my float tube since I was never using it my daughter was just born didn’t have a lot of time and didn’t want to leave. But now that she’s older I’m getting back into and will be buying a float tube soon. What are you recommendations on a float tube the Cumberland or the Outcast Fish Cat 4 LCS? And also what are some great fins for float tubing? I’ve always used just regular fins but then I saw the Outcast sporting gear backpack fins but also saw terrible reviews on them. Any input would be greatly appreciated thank you.

2Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:35 pm

562fly

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I really like my force fins. They do the job well.

3Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:33 pm

ed5000x

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yeeeppp force fins are very good

4Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:33 pm

ed5000x

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I all so ride the cumberland love it

5Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:40 pm

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Fins I use dive fins.  I think some flex is important and my take is this force fins are great.  But get some fins and use them the more they use them your muscles will get stronger.  I believe it is simple muscle memories when it comes to float tube fishing.


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6Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:47 am

Jerdon

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I have used all kinds of fins and have settled on the Force Fins. I believe you should use whatever you can afford and get on the water. I did a performance report on Force Fin versus Omega dive fins, timer in my hand and equal distances traveled. There is also some pics of different fins I have used.

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The short answer is once you get fatigued the advantage goes to Force Fins.

I hope this helps


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7Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:33 am

SP Dan

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Just my 2-cents

Best fins:   Force Fins (their original float tube fins)
Best tube:  I prefer the inexpensive Cumberland float tube because of the customer service and I can get replacement parts easily for this tube.
The Cumberland is not the best constructed float tube out there.
I‘m a firm believer in ... the Cumberland is one of the best float tubes out there for the $ money.
A big plus is that they are one of our FTFF sponsors and they are available to you here on the site or I have two used Cumberland float tubes (tubes have been patched) with it’s original net lap trays that you can look at any time (4-$ALE) here in San Pedro, CA.

PS ... I also have (2) pre cut and pre-glued 1.5” ABS pipe rod-racks like the ones I perfected through trial and error.

I hope that this may have been helpful to you.



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8Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:45 am

spottedbay_310


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Awesome! Thank you to everybody who replied back on my post very helpful! I appreciate it. Hopefully soon I will be able to fish with some of you guys.

9Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:39 am

Jerdon

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I split this post concerning Night Creeping the Bays to here:

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Seems like a legit thread on its own and we can continue to answer spottedbay_310 about tubes and fins here.


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10Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:43 am

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I'm gonna toss my vote in here. Force fins yes, buuuuuuuuuut, the Cabelas sells a "your exclusive patent ran out" version called Outcast Power Kick fins for less than Force Fins. I bought two sets on sale awhile back, love them.
As for tube, I used a Caddis Stalker II for like ten years with no issues and no repairs needed, then a kickboat and now I'm using a Cumberland. The Cumberland is awesome as all the other posts will tell you. I like kickboats for heavy current and cold weather (Cuz I avoid waders whenever possible) so I'll be buying the Classic Accessories one that is sold by Costco soon.

11Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:27 am

jeffcpr

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While we are at it Caddis Sports Inc makes a new pair of fins that are on the market at $80.

These fins are a Caddis Sports, Inc. exclusive model with reinforced stress points for additional durability. The lightweight fins have an easy lace lock closure and comfortable back strap to assist your “finning” pleasure.

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12Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:33 am

spottedbay_310


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@ Jeff those are pretty neat thank you fir ever you sending me some fins to look into and your input on them too. With these do any type of wader boots work with these?

13Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:59 pm

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The ones that I posted from Caddis would require Wader Boots not a bootie but an actual boot.


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14Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:04 pm

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Check out this site if you are still open to considering Force Fins.

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15Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:15 pm

f4mnect


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i wanted a pair of Force Fins, but damn there expensive...so instead for the price i bought a new irod air rod. i'll have it tomorrow, i'm excited lol. i'll live with my $40 fins for now.

16Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:51 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:i wanted a pair of Force Fins, but damn there expensive...so instead for the price i bought a new irod air rod. i'll have it tomorrow, i'm excited lol. i'll live with my $40 fins for now.

Diving stores sell used flippers I got a pair of oceanic dive fins original cost was 200 I got em for 25. They are better then any flippes I have used

17Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:00 am

f4mnect


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Very cool, I'll get looking for used fins

18Best fins and input on a float tube.  Empty Re: Best fins and input on a float tube. on Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:04 am

Jerdon

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You can find used force fins or others on Ebay. I would think in Long Beach any thrift store would a supply of used fins.


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