White River Fly Shop® Lost Lake Open Front Float Tube Combo
Incredible value for a tube + gear
I bought this tube on the advice of my local Bass Pro fly specialist and I have not regretted the purchase one bit. The price for the tube, fins and double-action pump is just incredible. Granted, the flippers aren't terribly efficient compared to a set of real scuba flippers, but if you need a working float tube setup and don't want to fork out a bunch of money, this combo will get you there. The tube has plenty of room in the accessory pouches for all of my gear: fly boxes, spare spools, sunblock, extra clothes water, and even lunch. Plenty of hardpoint rings for a landing net and other clip-on items. I recently used it for a weeklong fishing trip in northern Nevada and it did wonderfully in helping me work the water en route to numerous 20+ rainbow trout.
Tip for new buyers: play around with how much you inflate the back tube and remove the headrest tube altogether for even more storage space. I don't even notice it's not there.
November 9, 2013
This is a good float tube, I've used it for a year now and it works great on the lake. It's got plenty of room and it's very sturdy. The pump that comes with it works good, it fills the tube up real fast. The only thing I dont like is the fins that come with it, they are very poor quality, just toss them and buy some better ones cuz they are real cheap and break real easy. Other than that this is a great buy and extremely fun to fish and relax in.
March 10, 2012
Worth Every Penny!
I bought this float tube a while back, and love it! I didn't have room for a boat, but wanted a way to reach certain lake areas that are unaccessable by land. My first day out in this tube was one of the best fishing trips I've ever had. I caught several bream and a nice sized bass on Smith Lake in Alabama. It's a ton of fun being pulled around by the fish as you are fighting to reel them in.
It took a bit to get used to the fins and getting around in the lake with them on, but before long it was as if I had been doing it all my life!
There is plenty of room for storage in the three HUGE pockets on this tube. The only thing I wish it had is a cup holder, but you can use a pocket as a cooler if you wish. That's what I did. The hook and loop rod holder works well, but I prefer to hold mine.
I hope you find this review helpful and useful, and good luck and happy fishin'!
March 26, 2011
Thought I would buy this boat for fun and upgrade later. Turns out I don't need to upgrade! Boat if fantastic and very well made. Easy to set up with the included pump. The only draw back is the fins. The buckels are weak and I broke one on the first try.
A few things to know. If you don't mind getting wet then ditch the wadders and wear shorts and regular swim fins.It's way more comfortable. If you want to wear wadders then spend the money on good stocking foot wadders. I have boot foot and they leak. Carrying around 2 gallons of extra water will wear you out fast.
PFD is a must(and required in Indiana). The vest type with pockets is best. I had the manual inflat vest and set off twice now. Switched to the vest and have more storage space with out a reload!
Overall a great boat that I will be using most weekends this summer.
May 30, 2010