Get more tube for your buck with the Lost Lake Open Front Float Tube from White River Fly Shop®. The Lost Lake Open Front Float Tube is constructed from durable 420 denier nylon with rugged PVC bladders, and features tackle storage pouches with dual zippers, removable fly patch, comfortable quick-release seating, hi-vis back safety panel, mesh casting apron with ruler, hook 'n loop rod holder, carrying handles, multiple D-rings for tools and accessories, and a reliable and easy access Boston valve for quick inflation and deflation. Plus, all of the Lost Lake Tube's critical seams have been triple stitched, so you don't have to worry about anything except hooking your next fish! Imported.
White River Fly Shop® Replacement Open Front Float Tube Bladder sold separately.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Khourie Great product
This is the first tube I have owned. It performed beyond my expectations. The bladder is tough, I got into some heavy cover and had no problems. There is ample storage for all lures and gear.
July 11, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by KenK Cheap
Been using a tube for 25+ years and have never experienced air bladder failures as I have with this tube. 3 have failed at the seam in 5 weeks! I weigh about 150, so it's not weight, and I baby my tube, so it's not abuse. If the air bladder was made of a heavier material, I'd rate this 5 out of 5, and be willing to pay an additional $15-$20 for it, but as it is, always have a back up plan when leaving your house with this float tube!
May 28, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nikon4u Not A Bad Buy
Not a bad little boat for the price. I use it to fish the backwater honey holes that are isolated from the main body of the lake. The only down side I found is that I feel there could be more storage on it. Other than that it's a good addition to your fishing arsenal.
I gave it 4 stars because while awesome, everything has room for improvement.
May 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by hawghunter00 Best for the money
I've used this for four seasons now without a problem. the only thing I can say bad about is that the nylon stretches out a little bit over time. Besides that it's really comfortable, and easy to set up. The best thing about it is you can take it anywhere.
January 19, 2011
If 14 pounds is too much for you to carry, try this: you can rig up a single wheel under it, to push it like a wheel barrow. I use a Woods sleeping bag tote to pack the Cat 4 deluxe, keeps it clean and neat.
The new trend seems to be a seat that is higher in the front on U-boats. This makes the user feel more secure but doesn't work for shorter people because it puts the front edge of the seat below the knee and their flippers stick up uselessly in the air!
Float Tubes may be used on lakes. Float tubes can once again be dangerous on large lakes in the event of high winds. Float tubes are not designed to "ride the waves" like a pontoon boat or an inflatable kayak is.
Float Tubes, while they can be used in rivers, are most definitely not recommended for river fishing. This is especially so if the river is fast moving, has rapids or has no current at all. Indeed, on fast moving rivers or where there are rapids, a float tube can be downright dangerous - especially if you are wearing waders.
not heavy, like maybe 15-25 lbs with all your gear in the pockets. It is a different story when you drag it out of the water though, more like 50 or 60 pounds. It does have holes to drain the water though.