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1.) crookedeye - 03/16/2014
anyone know of any homemade float tubes where you could just throw it out and forget it ..until you check it?? I was thinking a gallon milk jug painted orange..maybe wrap it with some cord with a swivel on the end with a heavy enough weight to unroll it after you throw it out,plus have a line anchored to shore..that way I could consentrate on my drinking and looking out for game wardens easier..
2.) crookedeye - 03/16/2014
I got caught one time when I was a kid..we where fishing this little pond off the highway and this game warden pulls up and ask us for are license..i told him I was just casting my line in the water....and he said he was watching us for an hour about 500 yards away with binoculars... well anyhow to make a long story short...when I reeled in my line there was cornels of corn on my hook..he said something about casting with corn on a hook... 90 dollars later..and I still vouch to this day, that I was just casting into the pond..

them where the good ole days..
3.) crookedeye - 03/16/2014
I would never lie to a officier of the law.....
4.) crookedeye - 03/16/2014
5.) Swamp Fox - 03/17/2014
Laundry detergent bottle work okay if you don't need them to spin to drop line or tip up 100% reliably when a fish takes the bait, especially if you're also willing to spool the line separately. They're tough and will withstand cracking because they take the sun exposure better than a milk jug or a coke bottle. They'll also toss better. Keep a loop with a swivel or snap swivel on the handle, and spool your line on an old line spool. Hook up when you're ready to fish, wrapping extra line around the bottle if you need to. You can even tape it on the top side of the bottle (dry side) if you want. Let me know if you need some, LOL. I have about a bazillion of them. :wink You can use either the big kind or the smaller bottles.

Bleach bottles work too, but they're not as tough. They do have the advantage of spinning better, though, especially the little ones that don't have a handle. You can also wrap your line around them (the small ones) without needing a separate spool, (or at least Clorox has a bottle shape that allows that).

You can also buy or make tubes out of PVC and flotation foam. They're more compact but sometimes harder to spot. No worse than small, no-handle Clorox bottles, though. If you're night fishing, reflective tape is your friend.

If I were fishing from shore and needed the bottle to drop line on its own plus needed a retrieve line, I'd use the small Clorox bottles or some pvc.

Of course, none of this advice is for use in Nebraska.

6.) NEBigAl - 03/18/2014
Isnt it illegal to have a free floating line in Ne? Thought I remembered that from somewhere...

Im kinda dumb though
7.) Swamp Fox - 03/18/2014
Jug fishing is illegal in Nebraska, as far as I know, which is why I added my little disclaimer. :wink

You should go over and bang on Crookedeye's door to see if he's okay...Maybe bring him some chicken soup...Everyone's waiting for him to get back on here in the evenings before they start posting again.

This wussy weekends-only stuff isn't cutting it...

8.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
[QUOTE=NEBigAl;17914]Isnt it illegal to have a free floating line in Ne? Thought I remembered that from somewhere...

Im kinda dumb though[/QUOTE]

illegal.. legal...who knows about all this college stuff anyhow...
9.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
I make my own laws...just like they do in texas..
10.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
who says so??? Obama...
11.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
12.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
so what youre saying is I cant throw a line out with a bober an a hook???
13.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
law?? what law??? who makes up these so called laws??
14.) DParker - 03/31/2014
Laws! We don't need no steenking laws!!

15.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
that looks like one of the guys I work with...
16.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
and yes float tubing in Nebraska means this much to me..
17.) bluecat - 03/31/2014

Bad penetration.

Good penetration.
18.) bluecat - 03/31/2014
[QUOTE=crookedeye;18412] and yes float tubing in Nebraska means this much to me..[/QUOTE]

God be praised! I see the strength in you.
19.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
[QUOTE=bluecat;18420]Bad penetration.

Good penetration.[/QUOTE]

I don't know if it's a good penetration or not..
20.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
[QUOTE=bluecat;18421]God be praised! I see the strength in you.[/QUOTE]

so you agree with me that float tubing should be legal?
21.) bluecat - 03/31/2014
Yes, but only with blue face paint on.
22.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
I am William Wallace..
23.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
tell me I cant use float tubes... I would kick the judge right in the nuts..
24.) crookedeye - 03/31/2014
what is float tubing anyhow??
25.) bluecat - 03/31/2014