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Old 01-15-2011, 02:43 PM
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Default Re: float tube fins?

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I wear sz 11 wading boots. My fins are XL. The size is printed on the bottom of the boot part of the fins along the back edge.

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Dave Scadden's fins are Omega Fins, however, Omega is a separate company. Perhaps Omega makes the fins for Scadden? IDK, however, Scadden's fins are about $20 less expensive than what appears to be the same fins at Cabela's.

but if you look at cabela's site, they don't list different sizes. Scadden/Omega fins at cabela's


But if you look at the Omega Navigators (what they sell for float tubes) at the Omega Store they list Large and Extra Large and you can even get them in Olive, or add cleats to them. Oh, and they are the same price as cabela's ($169) plus free shipping.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:56 PM
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Yeah, I just noticed that Cabela's doesn't list size. But, of course, they do come in diff sizes. I just noticed that D. Scadden's site has what looks like my fins listed for $149. And if I'd known I could get a different color I would have. The Navigator Olive fins instead of school bus yellow.
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Default Re: float tube fins?

Had the Outcast type, Browning, Turtle, etc., then bought the adjustable Force Fins. I had them and used them exclusivly for about 5 years. I really liked them. But last year, for my birthday, Joni bought me some Scadden Flip Fins.
After about a month, I ended up selling the Force Fins. For me, the Scadden flips were a lot better than the Force Fins. Lighter, more powerful than Force F's, easier to use. I can't use them with my Simms Riversheds because of the size of the toe box (and being size 13's) but my other boots I have no problem. In either boat- X5 or the Renegade, 99% of the time I use Orvis bootfoot breathable hip waders. Much more comfortable in warm weather and the Flip's fit nice and snug with out being too tight or too loose. I think that the way they're designed they don't put pressure on any part of your foot that some others might. And I almost forgot, adjustment is a breeze
So, my vote would be the Scadden Flip Fins.
BTW, RangerRich- the Omegas olive color are dog's ass UGLY! Joni has a pair.
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sorry to revive this thread but I need to know if the Scadden can be used without the wader boots.
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Default Re: float tube fins?

Short answer: yes. They come with these inserts that reduce the total volume of the foot bed, allowing you to use the fins with just your stockingfoot waders. Another option is to get a pair of crocs, which fill the extra space nicely and allow you to walk without the fins at all, say when your done fishing and are hiking back to camp/your truck.

Something to be aware of, Omega FlipFins went out of business last year and I'm not at all sure they're back. You might want to call Scadden boats for more info. Otherwise, you might be able to find some still on Ebay. I found replacement parts from a company called, LeisurePro. They might have fins still.

I still have my original fins after nearly 7 years, and the only thing that needed replacement was one of the clips. Everything else on the fins is well beat-up, but still work perfectly.

Just checked, they have several listing on Ebay for brand new flipfins; they might be back in business.
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Thanks Ranger,
boy they are expensive, but looking really good.
I have the Keen Water sandals that will do the job and a pair of neoprene wet wading socks to go over the waders stocking.
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They are pricey. The question is, do you have a need for all that performance? I tube in canyon lakes, or mountain lakes, where wind is consistently 20 mph or higher. The fins that come with the tubes are not great under those conditions. Add to that difficult entries and exits from the water is why I chose these fins over Force Fins.

If you're not dealing with like conditions, then the supplied fins will do the job. I still have the original fins that came with the tube, and I still use them once or twice a year, on water where it doesn't matter where I get in or out, and where weight is more important on the long hike to the lake.
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Default Re: float tube fins?

Ranger, I stopped by a Sport Chalet that has a diving school and picked up a pair of Deep See Pulse Fin Diving fins for $49.
I live in Inland Empire where a windy day can turn into a blustery day with wind exceeding 40mph. However, I am not planning to fish on a windy day like that especially when I am floating around at Silverwood.
Now I am just waiting for the deluxe to come this saturday.
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