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Old 06-16-2018, 11:27 AM   #1
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So I need to clean out some of my stuff and want to offer my original Caddis float tube, circa 1987 to anyone interested. I didn't put it in classifieds as I'm giving it away and just ask to cover shipping which I guess to be around $15?

It's an old school tube which is a round circle with a tire tube inside. As far as I know it should inflate and hold air fine. This is before the "u-boats" and other open ended tubes became popular. It's green and tan. This would be great for anyone looking to start cheaply and/or get a child into the game without much expense. I've caught a lot of fish in it and it would be great for the brookie ponds. Fins not included.

If interested PM me and we can go from there. I am not going to blow it up and take pictures as my description pretty much covers it.
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:09 PM   #2
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That is very generous of you. I would likely take you up on the offer but I have a similar vintage Orvis in the basement, and I have yet to find a good way to get into and out of a mucky bottom pond with a circular tube, or any tube for that matter, why I got my Radisson.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:38 PM   #3
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I have the same Caddis round tube from this timeframe 1987. Good functional tube that I hope someone takes advantage of your offer. I would inflate it and confirm that the tube is still air tight and reliable before taking it out very far on a pond or lake. Mine sat for years and I went to use it and the tube had developed dry rot or cracks that caused it to leak air. I contacted caddis and they said to buy a replacement tube from a supplier online. I now store it with a little air to keep its shape and prevent cracking. Good entry level tube and opportunity for someone to get their feet wet so to speak.
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:00 PM   #4
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I usually donate stuff like that to a local Trout Unlimited chapter so they can sell it at annual flea markets or use it or a prize at fund-raising banquets, etc. You get a minor tax write off. I have a 20 yr old U-tube I've never used on water yet and I gave my brother the same Caddis float tube about same time frame and he's never used it either.
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