Re: are float tubes worth it??
I seldom use my tube anymore since I got the canoe.
But I can't backpack my canoe....
Tubes are low overhead/low maintenece.
I can take more stuff in the canoe and I don't have to sit in the water.
I sit higher in the canoe so casting is easier and I can see better.
The fish can see and hear me better in the canoe.
It takes 10 min to air up the tube and toss it in the back of the truck. It takes me 40 min to load the canoe and associated gear into the truck. It takes 5 min to get into the tube and into the water. Probably takes 20 plus to launch the canoe.
Pretty much like anything else, there are trade offs.
But as above- no comparison between being on the water and on the bank to fish.
"Every [child] has the right to a first fish. On this particular planet, no man is granted a greater privilege than to be present and to assist in the realization of this moment". Bill Heavey