Float Tube for windy conditions [Archive] - Fly Fishing Forum

: Float Tube for windy conditions

06-05-2006, 04:36 PM
What is the best float tube available for windy conditions?? It is probably one that sits lower in the water.

I have a Outcast "Super Fat Cat", and although a great tube in all respects because it sits high and is easy to paddle, the wind really shoots it across the water. Other tubes out there do not appear to be that much affected by the wind.
thanks for advice

06-05-2006, 09:19 PM
I have a Bucks Bag Bronco and it rides very high with a big rocker for whitewater - great for running rapids and fast tide rips but a cork on a windy pond.

I would suggest getting the lowest rider as you already know to fight wind.

Downside is when you gotta take a leak... it's a long put to the shore, then a long putt back out.

On a high rider you can get to shore fast.

06-05-2006, 09:38 PM
A cheap solution to this as I used to own a fat cat type craft is a kayak wind sock. Just throw it out the back of the tube and it defintely helps if you are getting pushed around. Could be a cheaper solution for you rather than buying a new tube. Because the nice things about those fat cats is they are much faster and effiicient on the water when you do need to move around as compared to belly boats.


06-06-2006, 07:32 AM
The best one is probably the Cabela's Kamloops, which is a super low profile design. If you're getting blown around, I suggest using an anchor or drift sock like sean recommended. Even the low profile tubes are still going to get blown around a good bit.