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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Float Tubes, Pontoons, and Equipment Reviews » Bighorn Float Tube

Bighorn Float Tube

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1Bighorn Float Tube Empty Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:02 pm

MASSfisher

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Originally had a Caddis navigator (navigator IV? I believe) and only bought it cause it was the only one in stock....saw the bighorn yesterday and had to have it. So much more room to store my gear and looks bigger and sturdier. Looking to see if anyone has and good things to say about this tube? Just making sure i made the right choice with this one. Also as far as making modifications to this tube do you guys have any suggestions. I dont want to do anything to the tube itself until i know for sure it will work and im not damaging anything. Looking mainly for a way of adding a rod holder for one rod that will stand it up vertically so i can still work tight areas with it in the holder....and possibly be able to live line some bait with it while throwing plastics with the other rod.

Also it didnt say what the weight max is for it? I wont be carrying a ton of stuff but wanna know how much more durable it is than my other tube. Thanks for any help guys...hoping to use it tomorrow.

https://www.youtube.com/user/brian21x

2Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:04 pm

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Ed5000x paging ed5000x he will be right with MASSfisher he is the man with the info on the BIGHORN.
ed5000x paging ed5000x


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3Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:13 pm

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Sweet...i guess he rocks the bighorn too...hopefully he can help me out. I was pretty excited with my first one just cause id never tubed before...but this ones got me stoked. I know its not the best out there but it seems perfect for me....now i gotta add all the aftermarket parts so it can be a fish catching machine.

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4Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:58 pm

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Oh yea the big horn not only a good tube but it have save the day a few time for me and my buddy when tubes pop or leak we break out the Big Horn . Also it holds 350 lbs it roomy and lot of storage stable and it pretty good on the salt water. Now on the pole or rod holder I have a set up that hold 6 pieces 2 poles 1net my lip grabbersmy piers and a light that I use at night fishing then on the other side o have a pole holder for 1 rod. You can do so much with this bog tube it not even funny wow

5Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:00 pm

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6Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:06 pm

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No problem I ask for help when I started and got more than I could ever expect thank you ever one for all the help and info and I will do my best to return any help or info I can
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7Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:13 pm

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Awesome thanks guys. You wouldnt happen to have a picturr or a quick way of making this rod holder? Or did you buy it?

https://www.youtube.com/user/brian21x

8Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:17 pm

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No I make my own and it depends on what you want to carry I could help you build one if you need help mine is simple I will go take a picture right now and post it for you

9Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:38 pm

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nothing fancy but it works for my

10Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:45 pm

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Dude thanks so much. Yea im just looking to hold one rod....well make that 2. One to keep my back up rod but i bet it would come in handy to be able to put both rods in a holder for different reasons. Also it would be cool to put a net in a holder too although im thinking about buying an all rubber one that i can just clip to my tube and let it sit in the water.

https://www.youtube.com/user/brian21x

11Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:47 pm

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Thats sweet....so pretty much just pvc piping but how do you attach that to the tube......also what is the black piece inside the "holder".

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12Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:58 pm

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abs pipe didnt have any pvc and i use velcro to attach it i have a bunch if you need some to

13Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:59 pm

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cost about 15 bucks

14Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:01 pm

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the 1 inch elbow on the other side of the lippers is use for my light it about 3 feet tall that way people can see me at night

15Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:02 pm

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comes up to the left of me to the back of the tube

16Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:17 pm

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Thats awesome man.....how strong is the velcro thogh.....ill probably have to secure it to the tube if i wanna live line bait on a rod stuck in it though. Thats a sweet set up though.....i gotta take care of some stuff tonight but tomorrow i will get started on it. If i need some velcro ill let you know...id be glad to pay you for it....stuff seems expensive.

https://www.youtube.com/user/brian21x

17Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:46 pm

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Its preety strong it holds 2 pole net lippers piers and my light pretty good and its kind of hard to pull apart I have to peel it off with my piers one day lol

18Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:10 pm

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Cool that sounds perfect. How much did the whole thing cost yoy to make? If i have time ill pick up the supplies tomorrow and try to rig me up on of those bad boys.

https://www.youtube.com/user/brian21x

19Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:16 am

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nothing fancy but it works for my
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20Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:43 am

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Ok i should have time today to pick some materials up for this rod holder.....what materials do i need and whats the cost to put together a decent rig?

https://www.youtube.com/user/brian21x

21Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:26 pm

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well i have stuff in my garage i spent about 15 buck to make it i dont know where you are but there this place called a j wholesale is where i get most my pipe and fittings from

22Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:30 pm

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can the good thing is you can always change it up so dont glue any of the parts until you make a trail run in the water cause sitting in the tube in your living room is way different than being in the water
matter of fact i use mine about 10 times now i a have not glued it at all and i dont think i am going either i change it so much from tube to tube i love it

23Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:45 pm

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Ok i see....im gonna look around today and pick some stuff up....sounds cheap enough that i can experiment a lot so thats good. Ill take your advice on gluing in case i wanna change things up....thanks for the help man!

https://www.youtube.com/user/brian21x

24Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:51 pm

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no problem

25Bighorn Float Tube Empty Re: Bighorn Float Tube on Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:25 pm

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I too have a Bighorn, and I absolutely love it. I've been up and down the Potomac River, most of the creeks feeding into it, and around the Chesapeake Bay in it. Couldn't ask for a better tube. Only wish I had a better rod holder. I have a single rod holder that straps on and holds the rod nearly horizontal.

ed500x - yours looks a really good option. How do you mount it to the tube? And what are the black pieces in the 3 right pipes? Are the components simply glued together? Or are they threaded?

I would appreciate any info you can provide. Thanks.

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