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Old 02-10-2017, 08:28 PM
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Default Float Tube Fins

I just bought an Outcast Float tube and am looking for a recommendation on fins. I heave heard that the short fins that you lace up over your wading boots do not generate a lot of power and fatigue quickly. Anyone have any experience or recommendations? Much appreciated...
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:16 AM
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In my group of float tube enthusiasts, we all use these. However, it seems they've gone up in price considerably, as of late. I remember paying around $80 years ago. A bit heavy but bulletproof and powerful.

https://www.divegearexpress.com/oms-...rb4RoCtd_w_wcB

Edited to add: If you can find them with the rubber strap instead of the stainless steel, they should be less expensive.

Here's a knockoff with a rubber strap that's considerably less expensive.

http://seavenger.com/deep-sea-scuba-...ZdBhoCjNPw_wcB
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:00 PM
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Is the dive gear better that the fins that are marketed to float tubers?

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Old 02-14-2017, 03:03 PM
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I like to use those forked fins by Outcast. They're pricey but I think they're pretty swell especially if you're covering a lot of water.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:04 PM
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Thanks... Will let you know what I end up with...
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:51 AM
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Went with the Slipstream fins and WOW!!! Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:56 AM
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Glad you like them. I just upgraded mine to the stainless steel (spring) straps, which are really sweet. Can't wait to get out in the tube again this Sunday morning. My favorite way to fish, for sure.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:00 AM
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I also have Slipstream fins. They are lighter and more comfortable than the Scubapro jetfins.
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