The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2013, 02:16 AM
rickf's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: York, PA
Posts: 661
rickf is just really nicerickf is just really nicerickf is just really nicerickf is just really nice
Default My float tube is still going strong!

Seven months ago, I purchased a Scadden Outlaw Escape for a Christmas present for myself!

I'm a single guy who was lucky with business, so I took a early retirement! And fly fishing is my passion in life.

I've used that pontoon / float tube almost every day since I got it. Too many fish to count? LOL

I keep it inflated all the time and put it on my car roof. A generic roof rack and three bungi cords. On and off in 30 seconds! That toon / tube is so well constructed, it just doesn't lose any air at all!! Best money I ever spent!

Anybody else have a Scadden thing? I think Joni does? I love the Dave Scadden pontoons!

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2013, 02:26 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Alexandria, Va
Posts: 347
innes is a splendid one to beholdinnes is a splendid one to beholdinnes is a splendid one to beholdinnes is a splendid one to beholdinnes is a splendid one to beholdinnes is a splendid one to beholdinnes is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: My float tube is still going strong!

I don't have a Scadden thing yet but may add one to my arsenal. I'm getting ready to retire and am building my fly fishing arsenal. Perhaps tandem if they have one. vr
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2013, 07:13 AM
trout trekker's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West Slope Sierra Range, CA.
Posts: 463
trout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to beholdtrout trekker is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: My float tube is still going strong!

Hi Rick,

Thatís awesome, it looks like a wonderful fishing craft and Iíll bet itíll go many, many more years. If I was looking for a new inflatable, Scaddenís would be right up there.

My wife and I have two of the earliest Buckís Bullets to have rolled off the line in Idaho. After 21 years of flawless use, I sent mine back up and they replaced the primary valve on the poly urethane bladder with a new version. That was a couple of years ago and other than fabric color fading some over the years, she still looks and rides like she should.
Which really isnít saying that much, because on rare occasionís Iíve come across the same groovin' old dude fishing the east slope pass lakes with one of those old Del Canty round tubes that predates my Bullet by a good long stretch.

Over two decades ago when I purchased them, they seemed pricey. Well they were, when compared to what was available at the time, but in reality theyíve cost around $14.00 per year to own. Thatís something for someone looking to buy their first inflatable to keep in mind. If they last, they cost next to nothing to own.

Admittedly, I havenít used mine everyday for over twenty years, but it is amazing how well some inflatable fishing craft perform, if used and then cared for. Because of the 2,000 t0 7,000 foot elevation changes often involved in a days outing, we donít have a choice about backing off the air pressure to about 25% during transport. Theyíve never been stored in our garage, to keep them from long term exposure to extreme heat and cold. But theyíve been fished through falling snow and blazing 100 degree plus temps.

Iíve got to fly - on my to Idaho this morning to pick up our new drift boat. See, it never stops.

Hereís to many more years of great fishing in your Scadden, TT
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: New/Used Float Tube newby Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 5 10-29-2012 05:30 PM
float tube!? christianfishn Other Gear 31 01-23-2011 08:44 AM
Strong hatch..Strong winds..3/29/2010-Madison (pics) moe b Rocky Mountain Range 6 04-04-2010 01:11 AM
My new float tube!! tgoodwater2002 Warmwater Fly Fishing 9 06-14-2009 09:12 PM
Float Tube FlyByNight General Discussion 15 05-28-2007 11:09 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.