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Handicapped Float Tubers? - What's this all about?



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Disabled Angler

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With all of the Float Tubers out there, wouldn't it be nice if someone made a Fish Finder with us in mind?  I know what you're thinking... "they already do".  Sure they do, if you don't mind parting with $200.00 and then have something else dangling in the water.  Hey, between my big flippers and a trolling motor - I give the fish a genuine obstacle course.  If you've ever had a fish wrap a line around your flippers - you know that you don't need something else hanging in the water!

AND... wouldn't it be nice, if you decided to do a bit of shore fishing, that you could use that same Fish Finder?  hmmm?  Is this too much to ask for?  NOPE!

The "HawkEye Portable Fish Finder" does all of this.  You can use it in a Float Tube, a boat, from the shore, heck you can even use it from a bridge.  It's small enough to store in your tackle box.  You don't need to buy a special holder -  it comes with a neck strap.  

At half the price of other Float Tube Fish Finders, this is  a real DEAL!   Why kick all day - hoping to find a good fishing hole?  Fish smart!  

Quit guessing and start catching!  Order yours today!

 ORDER Now! 




The exciting new A.C. PlugNew A.C. Plug


Allan Cole isn't just knocking on wood when he talks about the fishing plug he invented. 


Cold Weather Tubing






Don't put that float tube away for the winter - get ready for "Cold Weather Tubing"


  HFTA welcomes Steve Summers   

HFTA has had several offers for a TV spots.  Steve will be in charge of the still and video photography for the association. 

He's already informed me that we need to hit the water.  I reminded him that it's winter, here in the mountains of California, but that didn't change his mind.  He's just ordered a CADDIS Navigator II and as soon as it arrives - we're heading to a Lake, in search of 20-40# Stripped Bass.   

Steve is a Disabled Veteran, who also lives by our Motto...



Are we crazy? Going after one of these monsters in a Float Tube?  Of course we are, but I know you'll enjoy the pictures!  I'll enjoy the ride!  Yee-Ha.....


Crappie Tactics

Crappie are, in my opinion, one of the most fun fish to catch and certainly one of the best tasting fish







I want to welcome our newest members from New Zealand, Spain & Great Britain.  Glad to have you aboard!  

Don't forget to send me pictures of your catch!

Whether you have a physical challenge or not, join the Handicapped Float Tubers Association.  It's one way to show your support for the disabled angler!

 Click here to Join 



Fisherman's Prayer

I pray that I may live to fish.......
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord's great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep.


What to do when you CATCH yourself!




Pan Fish in Small Water 
I've discovered a division of brutish and hearty pan fish that dwell in shallow places year round


This device ties knots that hold. Quality knots save lures, fish and time. Useful for anyone and a must for one-handed fishing. Aids fishermen in threading hooks, tying knots, and cutting line. The Ty-All comes with mounting bolt and wing nut, line cutter and threader, and instruction book which illustrates knot tying.



HFTA is still looking for Sponsors.  We have a tournament coming up and could use product.

  E-Mail Me


Here's a great new product!

This is the "Wheelmaster", made by Dabbie Float Tubes.

Open Water Jig Techniques 

Drift jigging in open water is a fishing technique being used by an ever increasing number of anglers as they discover its effectiveness and ease of application



More and more anglers today are switching to J-PlugsŪ because, as in the past, plugs are known to produce more and larger fish on a regular basis.


Great New Products

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  Van's E-Z Cast  

  Strike Fighter  

StrikeFighter Standing Model


 Writer's Needed 

If you've taken the time to read any of my stuff, then you know I need all the help I can get!  Plus, fishing season is starting up, so you know where I'll be...

Send your articles and pictures to me and I'll post them here for the rest of us to enjoy.

Send to:



 - Here's a News Flash - 

HFTA was a feature Website for the APTA (American Physical Therapist Association) 


We're Putting the Dough to the Test

  1. Is all Dough Bait the same?

  2. Are fish really attracted to it?

  3. Which gets the most strikes?

  4. How long will it stay on the hook?

  5. What's the best way to fish with it?

We're doing some field testing with these popular baits and hope to answer these questions and many more. 


Bass Love'm - You can make'm

Learn how-to make your own Texas Rigs, Carolina Rigs and Flipp'n Rigs.  Then go get some nice big Bass!


  Recipes are here!  

We have a bunch of recipes for Trout on the Recipe page.  Check it out!

  1. Almond Trout

  2. Baked Speckled Trout In Herbs

  3. Baked Stuffed Trout

  4. Baked Trout With Sea Food

and many more!



 Send me Pictures 

of you and your catch!

Discounts on Float Tubes

Several places are offering us discounts.  So, if you are looking for a new Tube, check these out...

Looking for a Fishing Guide?


You've seen them on TV

If you're like me... you've watched just about every late night  info-mercial.  I saw this one and had to try them... Banjo Minnows!  

There are lots of plastic lures on the market today.  It's just nice to find one that really does the job.  These are easy and fun to fish with.  (click on the link and read more about them)

Fly Rod & Reel, with travel features, qualitative equipment reviews, advice on tackle and technique, personal essays and more, is written, edited and designed with the enthusiastic angler in mind.


I am proud to support the Presidential Prayer Team

Receive this free decal when you sign up. CLICK HERE.




We have a winner!

Theresa was thrilled to have won the CADDIS Float Tube, in our 911 Fire Fighters Disaster Fund Raffle.  We managed to raise a couple hundred dollars and pray that it will help the families of these heroic men and women.

A very special thank you to CADDIS Float Tubes - for helping us! 


Western Fly Fisher offers a FREE On-Line magazine.  There's a ton of great articles in here, plus you can get back issues too.  It made me want to start tying my own flies again! Just click on the picture...


Recently, our website has proudly, received some awards.  You can see them on our Awards Page.  We appreciate each and every one.    

Since I've visited so many great websites, I thought it only appropriate to highlight some of these sites, by offering our own award.  So, if you have a website - drop me a line.  It doesn't have to be a Fishing Site, as long as you support the handicapped anglers.



         Look like fun?        



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Click & Join - it's that simple!

If you have a disability that is holding you back from enjoying the Great Outdoors... 

Think Again! 

At the Handicapped Float Tubers Association, we believe that there is 


That includes enjoying Sport Fishing.

HFTA wants to help you find a way to do just that.

So, join us and let's go fishing!




You don't have to be disabled to join the HFTA Team.

Show your support for the disabled angler... Join HFTA  

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Brent Gagermeier

P.O. Box 6266, Crestline, CA 92325


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