float tube / alpacka to borrow

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by martyg, May 31, 2009.

  1. martyg

    martyg Active Member

    Hey All -

    I am looking at options for high alpine lakes. If anyone would be willing to let me borrow a lightweight float tube or Alpacka it would help me greatly as I never used either, and am torn. There is a MOTHER pack in it for you.

    I am near Purdy.

  2. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

    What's your time frame Marty? May be able to help you out but won't have the Alpacka for a few weeks.
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    MartyG, I have a fishcat 4 float tube. Not the lightest, I think 12 or 13 pounds. Does not pack down super small either, but if you have no better options let me know.
  4. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Why not get one of the lightweight rafts? If the Curtis ones are still available, they weighed 27 ounces, complete with pack bag and paddles. The Sevelour (spelling) weighed in ad 3 3/4 lbs and wasn't as durable but was cheaper.

    Both are lots lighter then waders, flippers and a float tube. Those should total in the 12 lb range.
  5. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

    I've got a u-shaped tube that is fairly lightweight - I've packed it up to Ethel and James in a backpack with no worries. Interested in borrowing that?
  6. martyg

    martyg Active Member

    Thanks all -

    I have an Outcast Trinity on the way. I'll probably end up buying a raft as well. I haven't seen any Curtis rafts on the used market.