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#12753967 - 05/13/18 08:26 PM Alternative to boats
bugle lips Offline
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Registered: 03/24/18
Posts: 9
I hope this isn't too off topic but I remember back in middle school a couple of friends of mine and I bought 6 large inner tubes and lashed them together and we had a pretty neat raft, Anyone try this before besides me? I know that this could potentially hazardous considering I'm going to be trying to fish from this thing.Ive pretty much had my fill of bank fishing. Thoughts or suggestions?

#12754055 - 05/13/18 09:54 PM Re: Alternative to boats [Re: bugle lips]
Paths Offline

Registered: 05/21/14
Posts: 97
Loc: Grand Prairie
I'd just go ahead and get a fishing tube. Less hassle.

#12754525 - 05/14/18 10:10 AM Re: Alternative to boats [Re: bugle lips]
porta Offline

Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 374
How will the raft be propelled and steered? Unless it is a river, where you can float down the Deep spots and walk on the shallow spots ? How will you sit comfortably for hours, like you do on the bank? How or where will all of your gear be stored? If it is a budget thing, used fishing tubes are sometimes given away or sold cheap.

Edited by porta (05/14/18 10:18 AM)

#12757126 - 05/15/18 09:21 PM Re: Alternative to boats [Re: bugle lips]
pop r Offline

Registered: 09/25/17
Posts: 406
Loc: Dallas,& Freestone counties
roflmao I made one when I was 16 out of a tractor tube and a 4x4 piece of plywood strapped together. I put it in White rock lake. It was very hard to control with a paddle. I had been on the water for less then 15 minutes before a game warden stopped by and told me to get that piece of ---- of the lake and don't bring it back. He informed me that I could have received several tickets. Just mtc.

#12765283 - 05/22/18 01:52 PM Re: Alternative to boats [Re: bugle lips]
TXMulti-Species Online   happy

Registered: 11/01/17
Posts: 425
Loc: Irving, TX
Made one with 4 inner tubes and drifted out quite a ways into the ocean with a couple buddies to dive. It wasn't too stable, and I highly doubt you could fish off of it comfortably. Was fun though!
New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!


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