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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Float Tubes, Pontoons, and Equipment Reviews » Caddis Sports Inc. Platinum Elite Hybrid Float Tube

Caddis Sports Inc. Platinum Elite Hybrid Float Tube

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jeffcpr

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I just wanted to post this up and see what everyone thinks. Listed at $480 the Platinum Elite by Caddis Sports Inc. is pretty well priced. Here is what they have to say about there float tube.
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The Elite features unsurpassed welded PVC bladderless construction. This versatile tube features full rotation locking oars, allowing the angler the option to row or use conventional wading fins, to discover their next favorite fishing spot. Designed with comfort in mind, this tube has a inflatable drop stitch seat and plenty of storage for all your gear with two removable front pockets and rear storage space. Convenient carry handles for easy transport makes this tube a must have!

So has anyone had any experience with this tube and what do you think. Or is anyone out there thinking about maybe purchasing this Hybrid float tube just wondering.


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Nice

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Thank you for sharing this Jeff! Thumbs Up


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I don't see a lot of details on this. Are those the air inlet valves on the front?


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After reading Jerdon’s question, I had immediately zoomed in on the front of the bladders and those absolutely look like Boston Valves on the ends of the air bladders. Huh?!


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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I don't see a lot of details on this. Are those the air inlet  valves on the front?

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:After reading Jerdon’s question, I had immediately zoomed in on the front of the bladders and those absolutely look like Boston Valves on the ends of the air bladders. Huh?!

Yes guys those are the air valves in the front. There are tubes out there that are similar. I don't have much info on these yet as well. I only know of one or 2 people using them and so far they are happy not blown away but happy with them.


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Still, a nice looking tube! Thumbs Up


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Nice tube, would not work for me, I like to stand up my tube on it's ends when packing it in or cleaning it. Valves on the ends, I'd break"m.............GT

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It looks like caddis is stepping up their game. Their bladderless tubes look nice. THey also make a flat one like hte Maxxon 240 and the flatform from sevenbass. I have always had good luck with caddis tubes. It woiuld be cool if they could put on a tryout for the forum.

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My son is using the Caddis Platinum Elite tube. Although he loves it and prefer it over his old Savage Gear High Rider 150, I feel it lacks some quality features when compared to the Savage Gear tube.

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Just picked this tube up from REI. I like it so far. I'll probably ditch the oars, but it feels solid.

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Hey twogap welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Keep sharing others will want to know more I am sure of it.


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First Post! LOL
I just bought one of these as well. I have had MANY float tubes over the years and this is by far my favorite. I sold my Caddis Inspire to get this one and have zero regrets. I sit up WAY higher in the inflatable seat opposed to the Inspire and move through the water faster. The only thing I do not like is how the front of the bladders Moved in and constricted my leg movement when sitting down. I have since fabricated “ stoppers “ on the stabilizer bar so it no longer does this. If I can figure out how to post pics, I’ll show what I did.

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I just bought one of these as well. I have had MANY float tubes over the years and this is by far my favorite. I sold my Caddis Inspire to get this one and have zero regrets. I sit up WAY higher in the inflatable seat opposed to the Inspire and move through the water faster. The only thing I do not like is how the front of the bladders Moved in and constricted my leg movement when sitting down. I have since fabricated “ stoppers “ on the stabilizer bar so it no longer does this. If I can figure out how to post pics, I’ll show what I did.

welcome to the forum and we would really like to see the stoppers you put on your Caddis. Thanks very much for sharing.


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Hi, thanks for the welcome.
I think I have figured out how to post pics. I’ll blow up the tube this weekend and post some pics

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I just bought one of these as well. I have had MANY float tubes over the years and this is by far my favorite. I sold my Caddis Inspire to get this one and have zero regrets. I sit up WAY higher in the inflatable seat opposed to the Inspire and move through the water faster. The only thing I do not like is how the front of the bladders Moved in and constricted my leg movement when sitting down. I have since fabricated “ stoppers “ on the stabilizer bar so it no longer does this. If I can figure out how to post pics, I’ll show what I did.

welcome to the forum and we would really like to see the stoppers you put on your Caddis.  Thanks very much for sharing.

Here ya go. I bought some shower curtain sockets from Amazon. I did have to remove some of the metal on inner portion of the socket so it fit smoothly around the stabilizer bar. Fit and finish could be better, but it is functional.
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:First Post! LOL
I just bought one of these as well. I have had MANY float tubes over the years and this is by far my favorite. I sold my Caddis Inspire to get this one and have zero regrets. I sit up WAY higher in the inflatable seat opposed to the Inspire and move through the water faster. The only thing I do not like is how the front of the bladders Moved in and constricted my leg movement when sitting down. I have since fabricated “ stoppers “ on the stabilizer bar so it no longer does this. If I can figure out how to post pics, I’ll show what I did.

welcome to the forum and we would really like to see the stoppers you put on your Caddis.  Thanks very much for sharing.

Here ya go. I bought some shower curtain sockets from Amazon. I did have to remove some of the metal on inner portion of the socket so it fit smoothly around the stabilizer bar. Fit and finish could be better, but it is functional.
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Hey that is great very well done and thanks so much for sharing.


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Thanks for the kind words!

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Thanks for sharing your modification ideas with us.


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