Learning to Use a Float Tube or Belly Boat

         Fly Fishing from a Belly Boat or Float Tube

The author in Float Tube Fly Fishing

Sometimes it is difficult to fly fish from shore. The float tube is an inexpensive, great way to get you out on the water.
Susan has spent hours peacefully fishing remote lakes in her float tube. If you are thinking of investing in a float tube, there is a great instructional video at the end of this post.

                                                                            Curious Turtle Checking out the FLoat Tube


My New Toy – A PackFish

       So I bought myself a new toy. I have found that my Kayak can be cumbersome and downright heavy to maneuver. So my answer to this problem was a raft. After researching many different rafts and examining my pocketbook, I decided on a Sea Eagle PackFish. The Packfish is a one person raft that holds about 300 pounds. It has many pockets to store your gear, a built-in fish ruler, and rod holders. It comes with oars, and a foot operated pump. Which will put you on the water immediately I ordered the floorboard for extra stability. It is very lightweight, and I efficiently managed to hike with it on my back from my car to the lake and had it set up within a few minutes. Overall, I am thrilled with the raft. This short clip shows my first voyage, and since this time I have taken it out and landed some nice Bass – I am looking forward to spending time on the river with my new toy.