White River Fly Shop® Lost Lake Round Float Tube
Since purchasing the white river round tube float I have only gotten to use it once (due to it being too hot to get out and go fishing) and it performs very well. I have had four other tubes and other than the one I had custom made it is as good or better than the other three I bought. The only part I was sceptical of was all the other tubes had a truck inner tube, which were very durable. I don't know how sure I am that this inner tube will be able to hold up to some extreme fishing. Only time will tell. Other than that it is a good product.
July 11, 2011
Hard to Sit Upright
The tube is very easy to inflate and assemble. I used a small battery-powered pump that I use for inflatable beds. Everything fits in a small backpack, so can be easily carried to remote lakes. Plenty of room for tackle and stuff. Lots of loops and rings for tying stuff to. Although it comes with a 'rod holder' it's really not useful if you're trying move locations or troll, because it dips in the water every kick. Recommend buying or making a holder that will keep your rod(s) more vertical.
The biggest disadvantage to this unit is seating position. As I was kicking I constantly found myself sliding down in the seat to the point that I was almost laying down. I kept having to pull myself back up in the seat and had to hold on the sides of the tube with my hands to keep from sliding back down. This became very uncomfortable on my back, neck, legs and arms. I really think this is a major design flaw with the tube and would love to hear if anybody has a solution.
September 13, 2010
My son saw the round float tube at our local Bass Pro shop and wanted it. I thought it was going to be a waste of money, but if he was willing to earn his own money, I was game. He earned the money and we purchased it on line. He can easily get in and out of it. He is able to kick to the location in the lake he wants to fish. He can cast easily from it. Drop out for a quick swim. He really just loves it. He and I are very pleased with the purchase.
August 26, 2010
Floated thats about it,
5'11 190lbs and the hole was way to small
filled it up to maximum pressure and it still folds in half
July 18, 2010