Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fantastic Fish Finder Mount & Assembly

Float Tube Fanatics Fish Finder Mount Video 
(Step by Step assembly & Product Review)

Hi Friends, here's a wonderful video produced by one of our great friends who loves our products and who is an artist and great fisherman in his own right.  This video shows a step by step instruction on how to assemble and mount a fish finder with the Float Tube Fanatics fish finder mounting system.  The Humminbird 160 Piranhamax is the fish finder of choice in this case; and there's even some nice fish-on action near the end.  I think you will enjoy-- take a peak :)

It wouldn't be fair if I didn't share his YouTube Channel with you, so here it is:

Please check it out sometime when you can.

Tight Lines Y'all !

Toll Free: 1-855-784-FISH

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Awesome Cumberland Float Tube Fishing Set-Up & Float Tube Fanatics U2 Fish Finder Mount with Lowrance Elite 4X DSI

Float Tube Fanatics U2 Float Tube Fish Finder Set-Up

A Short Video - Float Tube Fish Finder & Awesome Cumberland Float Tube Fishing set up!

Now here's a fellow Fisherman sporting an awesome Float Tube Fishing Set-Up.  I think he likes the Float Tube Fanatics U2 universal Fish Finder Mounting system :)  He has the Lowrance Elite 4x DSI fish finder unit mounted here.  I just happened across this on YouTube and thought I'd post for your viewing enjoyment:

Tight Lines All!

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Humminbird Fishin Buddy vs. Float Tube Fanatics Fish Finder Mounts

Float Tube Fanatics or Humminbird Fishin Buddy?

April 8th, 2013

Ok, it's true, these two solutions aren't quite the same.  The Fishin Buddy has an integrated Piranhamax fish finder from Humminbird integrated right into the solution; whereas the Float Tube Fanatics mount is just that- a fish finder mount only.  But truly both of these solutions still are comparable in that they are both employed to solve a particular issue many fishermen face; that is, how one might mount or attach a fish finder onto their water craft of choice.  

Here is a Pros & Cons list of the two systems:

The Fishin Buddy fish finder from Humminbird:

  • fish finder is integrated
  • fish finder is from a reputable manufacturer
  • fish finder is bulky for applications such as float tubes, pontoons and other small watercraft
  • batteries do not last for extended duration (perhaps a day or at very best two, in the author's personal experience)
  • transducer pole can catch on all manner of things in the water such as weeds
  • the fish finder unit is not 'high end' and sports more basic features in comparison to many other commercially available fish finders
  • to mount the ' fishin buddy ' on float tubes or pontoons the user will need to separately purchase the 'buddy holster' which typically costs in the region of $20-30 dollars.
  • the fishin buddy pretty much needs to be installed after the fisherman has launched his craft from shore due to the bulky pole integrated into the fishin buddy
  • the buddy holster will move/bob about when the water craft is moving

Float Tube Fanatics Fish Finder Mounting System:

  • very compact and highly portable
  • integrated long life SLA battery that will run compact to medium finders for many full days of fishing prior to needing recharge
  • allows the user to pick from scores of different fish finders available on the market today that have much greater feature sets, power and accuracy than those of the 'fishin buddy' finder
  • the transducer is not mounted on a large pole and will not get caught up on weeds nearly as much or as harshly as the 'fishin buddy's' transducer pole will
  • the user can tilt the transducer up when beaching or launching their watercraft so as to protect the transducer from damage; therefore the user does not need to set up in the water nor remove the finder when beaching their water craft.  
  • the user can attach the Float Tube Fanatics mounting system on their float tube and actually carry their float tube around with it on-- not having to be concerned that it may fall off
  • the Float Tube Fanatics Fish Finder Mount is very compact and is very easy to transport.  In fact it can be slung over the shoulder or fastened around one's waste if the user desires to hike into a special fishing spot
  • the Float Tube Fanatics Fish Finder Mount is extremely tough and is built to last for years literally. 
  • does not have a fish finder integrated like the ' fishin buddy ' fish finder from Humminbird
  • Float Tube Fanatics is a youthful company in comparison to Humminbird

A Picture of the Float Tube Fanatics Mounting system & The Humminbird Fishin Buddy on one Pontoon

A Closing Note

The author of this blog sincerely believes Humminbird makes great products & fish finders.  It is truly not the intention of the author to defame Humminbird's ' fishin buddy ' fish finder product.  Truth is the ' fishin buddy ' has served as almost the exclusive out of box commercial solution for float tube and pontoon fishermen for many years now. This said however, the author still believes through direct and indirect experience with the Humminbird fishin buddy solution, that for pontoons, float tubes and other small fishing water craft, the fishin buddy fish finder from Humminbird is certainly not the best solution existing on the market today.  In fact if it were, there would not be so many fishermen who have DIY-ed their own homespun mounting systems in order that they could choose & use a fish finder other than the " Fishin Buddy " from Humminbird-- on their float tube, pontoon or other water craft. 

It is the author's sincere desire that this 'weigh off' or product comparison might help sport fishermen, when it comes to deciding on a fish finder solution for their watercraft; and to understand thoughtfully, that other choices and solutions exist; which are indeed better to a greater or lesser degree than what traditionally has been the De-facto solution for many years in the past.

Wade &
Toll Free: 1-855-784-FISH

The Ultimate Pontoon Fish Finder Mount from Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .com

A Friendly Hello from &

April 8th, 2013 

Hey all our Sport Fishing Fanatic friends, we hope you are all doing very well and enjoying life.  For much of the world Spring is here and fishing time is just around the bend here.  We are very excited and we are getting geared up to enjoy it; plus while we are doing so we are also planning to bring you some great product/fishing videos too.  In case some of you didn't know, we do have a You Tube channel.  Just look us up under "Float Tube Fanatics"; I know ;) what else right??

The video content we will release will focus on our new Magnetic Fish Finder Mounting system, our pontoon Fish Finder Mounting systems, and we'll definitely get some of our float tube mounting systems in there too. So please do stay tuned and check out and subscribe to our You Tube channel when you can. When you subscribe, you will be able to get an email notification whenever we do release new vids so you can check out what new shenanigans we are up to.  We hope you will enjoy!

 The All-In-One Fish Finder Mount for Pontoons

So one of our more recent Pontoon Fisherman friends emailed and let us know that he loved the U2 mounting system he purchased from us, however his dilemma was that he found the mount was a bit high in relation to the optimal clearance he wanted for his oarsWhat did we do?  Well we said "thank you" first off, because we highly and sincerely value and covet our customer's feedback; secondly we immediately got to work and came up with a new and optimized solution for pontoons -- our new 'UP' models of fish finder mounts.  

These new fish finder mounts shine for pontoon fishing craft applications because they take the fish finder's monitor off the battery box as it is on our U1 and U2 finder mounting systems (perfect for float tubes), and fixes the fish finder viewer/monitor onto our new UP plate('UP' stands for "universal plate"). This effectively lowers the overall mounted monitor height by 1.75" effectively; which is perfect to allow for ample amount of overhead clearance when a pontoon fisherman is pulling at the oars. Here's a couple of pictures so you can perhaps better understand what it is I am rambling on about:

And while we're at it, let me add a video to further demonstrate these new All-In-One Pontoon Fish Finder Mounting Systems; which come in the following models: UP1 & UP2 (non-integrated power), UP1-B & UP2-B (integrated power).  Here it is-- from Float Tube Fanatics and Fish Finder Mounts .com:

Ok, with that we'll sign off for now, but not before we wish you all Tight Lines everyone!  Oh yeah, and by the way if you want to contact us, we are always very happy to chat with you.  Call us toll free at: 1-855-784-FISH, or email us at


From your Friends at Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .com