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bigtroot

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2009, 15:20:21 PM »
Thanks for that link Iain, thats the first set of stockingfoot neoprenes i have seen for under 100 notes and they look half sensible  :z4.

Jim Eddie

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2009, 15:21:47 PM »
Baz

Vision sub zero's would be fine for early season river fishing or tubing , on the warmer days you'd boil alive though. No way could you walk into hill lochs with 5mm Neo's in summer time , it would be like a suana  :wink

They are cheaper here also I think you get a 10% discount by subscribing to the news letter

http://www.fishermanstacklecompany.co.uk/index.cgi?product=Waders&product_id=Vision%20Sub%20Zero%20Neoprene%20Waders&xm=1&details=on&d=1&mid=SM15776&tp=3&cart_id=207152_7505

 :z18

Jim    
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

bigtroot

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2009, 15:25:31 PM »
I wont be walking in neoprenes full stop jim  :z4 Have a 90 litre Rucksack that i normally use for camping in the hills so i reckon tube,waders and all my bits and bobs will fit in there  :z16
I hope so anyway  :z6

Goolager

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2009, 16:34:51 PM »
Hi Jim,

Just trying to extend my Tubing year :wink

Remind me about those battery operated heat trace sock thingies might invest in a set

Iain

Jim Eddie

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2009, 16:35:53 PM »
I wont be walking in neoprenes full stop jim  :z4 Have a 90 litre Rucksack that i normally use for camping in the hills so i reckon tube,waders and all my bits and bobs will fit in there  :z16
I hope so anyway  :z6

Fair enough Baz , your gear should fit in a 90 litre rucksack , mind you if I was carrying that weight in I'd need a Sherpa  :wink

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Goolager

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2009, 16:37:30 PM »
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mind you if I was carrying that weight in I'd need a Sherpa


Baz,

I thought you were on a diet?

Jim Eddie

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2009, 16:42:56 PM »
Iain

I have Scierra Tundra 5mm neoprenes and it was always my feet that got cold , these socks worked for me , apparently worn by Canadian commercial fishermen. Mind you its  just a background heat.

http://www.lazyboneuk.com/products/Battery-Heated-Socks.html

I have also thought about using these , I use the hand warmers and think they are the dogs.

http://www.heatpacksuk.co.uk/heated_socks.php

 :z18  

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

bigtroot

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2009, 16:48:21 PM »
Iam not on a diet , just a get fitter campaign!
Iam clocking about 25 miles most days on the push bike before i go fishing  :z16
If i struggle up the hill iam sure you could take my excess weight for me  :z4


Found this site for helpfull also  :z16

http://www.greenhobbymodel.com/floattubeireland/buying_a_float_tube_outfit.html#Factors%20to%20consider%20... :z16
« Last Edit: January 25, 2009, 17:49:00 PM by bigtroot »

Kevin Muir

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2009, 17:54:21 PM »
Hi Iain

Your link has the very pair I use for my tubing.

Vision also did a 3.5mm pair but dropped them from there range either last year or the year before.

When we all head for the north west wer usually walk from loch to loch wearing all of our kit as it is only a few hundred yards from loch to loch.

We do walk about up to a mile in the waders, you can always roll them down to your waist while walking.

As soon as you get to the next loch, the cooling effect of getting back in the water is great, I might try breathables for the middle of summer this year.

I think it all depends on how often you tube and where the seams are on your breathables are, if the seams are not going to get rubbed thay may be OK.

I have no experience of tubing with breathables, but a decent amount tubing cold scottish lochs in my neoprenes.

I will try the breathables but feel that neoprenes are a better bet most of the time.

Kev.


Noel kelly

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2009, 19:37:59 PM »
Found this site for helpfull also  :z16

http://www.greenhobbymodel.com/floattubeireland/buying_a_float_tube_outfit.html#Factors%20to%20consider%20... :z16


Im pretty sure our member TubeNFish is the man behind that site. 

Dave Mundie

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2009, 22:22:50 PM »
Are you trying to get my frozen, they look like they are made from recycled newspapers  :z4
Just been at a few sites and cant believe the price of some of these wader - ron thompson dont seam to do a stocking foot unfortunately! The ron thompson boot foot 5mm neoprenes are only 65 or there abouts  :z4. Not to shabby  :wink


Bazz Ron t stocking foot here http://www.fishingmegastore.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Ron_Thompson_466.html


I've not made up my mind yet if its worth the expense for all the outings i would get with the tube  :z8

Dave

bigtroot

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2009, 22:23:54 PM »
Just bite the bullet Dave, you only live once  :wink
Cant hire a tube 5 miles up the side of a hill can we now  :z4

Dave Mundie

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2009, 22:31:40 PM »
Just bite the bullet Dave, you only live once  :wink
Cant hire a tube 5 miles up the side of a hill can we now  :z4

Well thats the prob i don't think i'll get the chance to go out into the hills that often, first off i got the family to consider then i would have to fit it in around my disco's (got my own mobile disco company), i can easily have a session close by and still have time to setup and do a gig, wouldn't want to be leaving the house @5am with a 2-3hr drive fish then get back and do a gig til 1am.

Dave

Mike Barrio

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #58 on: January 29, 2009, 20:03:39 PM »
Hi folks

These waders appear to be gaining quite a good reputation lately and the high backed ones would be suitable for tubing.

http://www.fishingwaders.co.uk/Neoprenechestwaders.htm

Cheers
Mike
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Jim Eddie

Re: Size of deflated tube?
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2009, 10:18:36 AM »
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