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The Creek Company Debuts New ODC 420 Ultralight Float Tube for 2012

The compact, multi-chamber personal fishing craft superb for backcountry lakes and ponds

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (April 5, 2012) The Creek Company, the leader in personal fishing craft, continues to celebrate its milestone 25th anniversary with the unveiling of the new ODC 420 Ultralight, the lightest and most compact float tube on the market.

Weighing in at only 8 lbs., the ODC 420 Ultralight is the ultimate lightweight, high-performance fishing craft for hiking into high alpine, backcountry lakes. Made from a 420-denier nylon outer cover with tough, 14-gauge PVC bladders, the ODC 420 Ultralight is crafted with four separate air chambers for safety, yet achieves a weight that makes it perfect for backcountry travel.

Designed for supreme packability, the ODC 420 Ultralight stows in a custom compact stuff sack/carry/storage bag that easily snaps onto your backpack. Simply strap it on and go, and once you reach your lakeside destination, just inflate and hop in. An innovative inflatable seat with adjustable back lets anglers sit high and dry above the water and delivers all-day comfort.

The ODC 420 Ultralight also comes with two, multi-compartment side storage pockets for gear, a stripping apron for line control, generous rear storage area, and D-rings for optional pack straps.

“It’s truly the ultimate in affordability, portability and ‘fishability’,” says The Creek Company president Chris Timmerman, whose office sits just a caddis cast away from the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, Colo. “It’s the lightest, most compact float tube out there, yet it’s full size on flotation and comfort.”

The ODC 420 Ultralight is just one of several fishing craft pioneered by The Creek Company, which was the first company to bring high-end personal flotation craft to the masses via price-point production. Earlier this year, the company released its Voyager, the world’s first frameless pontoon craft that is half the size and weight of anything else in its class. The company remains a market leader with several patents still employed on fishing craft today.

About The Creek Company:
Founded in 1986, Creek Company is the world leader in personal fishing craft, pioneering the personal fishing craft industry with its original trademarked and patented U-BOAT® brand float tubes in 1991. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Steamboat Springs, Colo.-based company continues its market-leading position through innovative designs and user-friendly price points.


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