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|Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:44 pm Post subject: Float Tube Tactics
|In the introduction, Rich' wrote the following about tubing and it makes a very sound point . . ."It allows a whole new access to areas previously unavailable to either bank or boat anglers."
The great majority of fisheries are, by their very nature, exposed bodies of water and most experience a prevailing wind that results in some banks being more favourable to and favoured by bank anglers. The great majority of anglers are right handed casters and, as a consequence, favour the bank where the wind quarters from left to right, giving some assistance to casting and keeping line and flies away from ears, nose and eyes. Banks where the wind is moving from right to left are often bereft of anglers particularly if the wind is even slightly onshore. This is where the float tube comes into its own . . .
The diagram above shows how it's possible to accurately position the tube and fish into the bank, holding station by gently finning or by slowly moving upwind, prospecting until fish are located. One of the key features of fishing from a float tube is the potential for what I call 'accuracy'. The opportunity to position the tube at the most advantageous angle to the wind to present the flies at an accurate depth and angle.