Float tube

Float tube

A float tube or belly boat is a doughnut-shaped boat with an underwater seat in the "hole". Float tubes are used for fly fishing and enable the angler to reach deeper water without splashing and disturbing stillwater fish.

Float tubes are either "U" or "V"-shaped, or circular. A standard float tube consists of an inflated inner tube inside a sewn cover providing the seat, reserve air compartments, and tackle storage pockets.

The angler generally wears stocking foot chest waders and scuba diving flippers, so his legs remain dry. Seated in the float tube, he paddles across the water with a gentle movement of the flippers, then remains still over the chosen fishing ground.

ee also

*Annotated bibliography of fly fishing
*Coarse fishing
*Fly fishing


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Float-tube — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Float tube », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Flotte (homonymie). Un float tube (francisé en flotte tube) est un siège flottant composé de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • float tube — a device allowing an angler to float in lakes and slow rivers. Comprises an air filled tube with a seat and back rest, the legs dangling and equipped with fins able to propel the tube …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Flotte-tube — Float tube Voir « float tube » sur le Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • float — 1) a cork, wood, glass, metal or plastic structure used to support or mark the position of a net. See also bombarda and glass float 2) a plastic, cork or wood device that enables a baited hook to be suspended in the water column and enables fish… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tube — tube1 W3S3 [tju:b US tu:b] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(pipe for liquid)¦ 2 3¦(container)¦ 4¦(in your body)¦ 5¦(trains)¦ 6 go down the tubes 7¦(television)¦ 8¦(electrical equipment)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1600 1700; : French; O …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tube — [[t]tub, tyub[/t]] n. v. tubed, tub•ing 1) a hollow, usu. cylindrical body of metal, glass, rubber, etc., used esp. for conveying or containing liquids or gases 2) a small collapsible cylinder of metal or plastic sealed at one end and having a… …   From formal English to slang

  • Carley float — The Carley float (sometimes Carley raft) was a form of invertible liferaft designed by American inventor Horace Carley (1838 1918).cite web|url = http://www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org/resource pages/chars/carley.html|title=Horace Carley: Unknown… …   Wikipedia

  • Vacuum tube — This article is about the electronic device. For experiments in an evacuated pipe, see free fall. For the transport system, see pneumatic tube. Modern vacuum tubes, mostly miniature style In electronics, a vacuum tube, electron tube (in North… …   Wikipedia

  • Safety tube — Safety chain Safety chain (a) (Railroads) A normally slack chain for preventing excessive movement between a truck and a car body in sluing. (b) An auxiliary watch chain, secured to the clothes, usually out of sight, to prevent stealing of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Giant tube worm — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”