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#11027091 - 08/07/15 12:31 PM Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing?
LipRipper3325 Offline
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Registered: 01/27/05
Posts: 490
Loc: Justin, Texas
What is your preferred PFD when bass fishing? I like to fish alone and I need something more comfortable to wear the entire time I'm on the water.. I really don't think I want an inflatable either

Any suggestions?
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#11027451 - 08/07/15 03:00 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
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I know you said you didn't want a inflatable, but you really want to try to wear something for long periods of time I would suggest changing your mind and giving it a whirl.
I wear the Mustang elite and can honestly say sometimes you forget it is on.
Love it, I hear some say they will deploy with heat or humidity, and this was true with my older style years ago. Have not have the Elite deploy as of yet and I have had it awhile.
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#11027586 - 08/07/15 03:38 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
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I use the Onyx bought it from Amazon. I am 6'3" and 250#, the mustang I tried on was to tight in places the Onyx is good to go for me.

Sorry didn't see the NO inflatable ... I have nothing.


Edited by karpbuster (08/07/15 03:39 PM)
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#11027925 - 08/07/15 06:49 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: Ranger1]
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i have to remind my dad every time we start fishing that he has it on lol. they are the best!
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#11027958 - 08/07/15 07:00 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
LipRipper3325 Offline
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Thanks for the info... maybe i ought to give the inflatable a try
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#11027962 - 08/07/15 07:01 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
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#11027966 - 08/07/15 07:02 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
Rickmb Offline
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I have an inflatable I wear when driving and a waist inflatable while fishing.
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#11028011 - 08/07/15 07:31 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1220
Loc: Orange, Texas
Good old fashioned vest style with collar....very pleased with it.

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#11028025 - 08/07/15 07:37 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
Mulholland Offline
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Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 1884
Loc: Plano, TX
What dp you have against an inflatable? I forget mine is on, its that comfortable and small... And if I lose my footing and am going over a gunwale I just pull the tab... Like $60 for stylish camo one on sale at academy lol

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#11028039 - 08/07/15 07:47 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50) Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
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Loc: NETX
Definitely not the inflatable....I've known of 3 people that have died wearing those because they failed to deploy......Because bass boats generally are driven at a pretty could clip as far as speed is concerned, I prefer the racing style vest with the padded collar......
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#11029001 - 08/08/15 01:21 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
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Was told by a Game Warden that if you use an inflatable PFD you still need to have regular PFD in the boat. Not sure if this is true so I use the regular when big motor is running.
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#11029099 - 08/08/15 02:13 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
djones03 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/13
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According to Texas law, an inflatable PFD ONLY counts if it is being worn. If you wear it all day, you are fine. If you take it off to fish, you MUST have a type 1,2,or 3 in the boat. If all persons in the boat are wearing type 5 inflatables at all times, they are good. If it comes off they have to have enough other life jackets in the boat for the amount of people not wearing it. Sorry if this is confusing.

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#11029101 - 08/08/15 02:15 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
djones03 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/13
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I wear a type 3 regular life vest. I like knowing that if I get ejected from the boat and knocked unconscious, My flotation device will at least keep me on the surface.

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#11029251 - 08/08/15 03:30 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
Razorback Offline
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Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3432
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
I have worn a vest type PFD with collar every second I have been in a boat for over 20 years, summer and winter, night and day. It's not that unbearaby hot for me and I know I can't be that much tougher than everyone else. If I go in the water I don't want to have to depend on an inflation process working correctly to save my life.

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#11029260 - 08/08/15 03:34 PM Re: Preferred PFD for Bass Fishing? [Re: LipRipper3325]
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Legally it depends on the rating. A type v with type iii performance, or a standard type iii would make a difference. I do carry the backup just in case mine activates, so I am legal either way.
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