Float tube fishing fins also for pontoon, kick boats and belly boats.
Kick to propel yourself backwards
The shinfin™ streamlined kick technique works well when used as float tube fishing fins. It is a kick similar technique if you are sitting in a float tube, pontoon, kick boat or belly boat. You kick to propel yourself backwards. You still kick from your hip, without bending your knees too much, even though your legs are of course sloping down in the water. Power comes from the big muscles in your thighs and torso without straining your calf muscles, ankles and feet like foot flippers.
Spin to turn around
Turning around is quite easy too – you kick forward with one leg and backward with the other to spin yourself around. You can also kick sidestroke in a float tube so you go sideways – it is a little harder but still works well. If your back is flexible, you can even kick so you go forwards, but the flotation balance of the tube means this usually doesn’t work as well as going backwards. You can do all this smoothly, and without the fins breaking the surface, so there is minimal disturbance to the water to frighten the fish.
Feet free to walk
And, of course, your feet are free to walk and push off the bottom as required. The straps adjust so you can wear shinfin fins over waders and with water shoes. To minimize drag, water shoes should be streamlined and flexible (so you can point your toes), without heavy sole or heel areas. It is best to use the light, flexible water shoes designed for swimming and beach walking.