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Old 19-05-2017, 06:08 AM
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Been enjoying my snowbee tube. But the fins that came with it are pants. Brought a pair of ebay with straps but the clip snapped first outing. Dont think my waders are helping aswell.I got vision neoprene 5mm but the feet are big and the flippers were slipping off all the the time.
Any help much appreciated. Is rather be concentrating on my fishing than getting my selves wet messing about with flippers
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Old 19-05-2017, 08:52 AM
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I use divers fins as do most regular tubers. Force fins appear to be most favoured and easy to get off and on but are expensive. Split fins are next popular but more difficult to come by.
I use long divers fins which you can slip on over divers boots and never look like coming off.
Wading boots are too unwieldy for my liking. Divers boots are made for fins (and a lot cheaper).

I got a set top of the range Mares fins for 20 on eBay and divers boots come in around the 10 to 20 mark and fir easily over your waders making a comfy and functional outfit.
You can buy replacement straps from most divers outlets.

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Old 19-05-2017, 09:39 AM
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Dont think my waders are helping aswell.I got vision neoprene 5mm but the feet are big and the flippers were slipping off all the the time.
Any help much appreciated. Is rather be concentrating on my fishing than getting my selves wet messing about with flippers
The Vision 5mm neoprenes are excellent, very durable and with a suitably high back. I've used them for years. It's much better to wear dive boots over the stocking feet of your neoprenes . . . walking about on the bank, launching, landing etc much easier. I use a pair of lace up dive boots and Hollis Bat Fins - very secure . . . but I still use fin-savers!

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I've always worn lightweight wading boots but like the idea of going lighter still.
However, if the wind is up and against me I often walk back to the car rather than kick so I need something quite hardy.

How robust are neoprene divers' boots? Could they survive much bog-hopping, heather- or rock-scraping?
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I've always worn lightweight wading boots but like the idea of going lighter still.
However, if the wind is up and against me I often walk back to the car rather than kick so I need something quite hardy.

How robust are neoprene divers' boots? Could they survive much bog-hopping, heather- or rock-scraping?
Have worn my divers boots a couple of times whilst bank fishing. The only problem that I found was the lack of ankle support that you get with wading boots.
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Old 20-05-2017, 07:56 PM
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I've always worn lightweight wading boots but like the idea of going lighter still.
However, if the wind is up and against me I often walk back to the car rather than kick so I need something quite hardy.

How robust are neoprene divers' boots? Could they survive much bog-hopping, heather- or rock-scraping?
Mine aren't neoprene. They have a very rugged sole and I've had no problem walking some distance in them. 👍
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Thanks, folks.
taterdu, would you be kind enough to post a link to something like your boot, please?
My old, lightweight, Nu-Buck boots are so scuffed they look like I've got UDN. Even though I usually fish alone they are rather embarrassing.
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I have no experience of float tubing but I do dive as well. I would second the comment about finsavers. I have lost a fin in dive kit and it is a pain in the backside to find it then. I would not want to manoeuvre a float tube without one fin and the extra strain on the other fin could lose you the second. Hollis are expensive but w respected, jet fins are also good for manoeuvring.


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Thanks, folks.
taterdu, would you be kind enough to post a link to something like your boot, please?

These are the ones I use . . .

https://www.mikesdivestore.com/produ...sFqhoCtlLw_wcB

. . . the 'ridge' on the back of the boot which you slip the fin strap over makes for a very secure attachment.
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These are the ones I use . . .

https://www.mikesdivestore.com/produ...sFqhoCtlLw_wcB

. . . the 'ridge' on the back of the boot which you slip the fin strap over makes for a very secure attachment.
Taterdu,

I have been looking online at these boots as a tubing boot and light wading boot. How do you find they are sized for going over neoprene wader boots? Is it like for like or do you need to get a size larger than your shoe size?
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