• The Big Shoals Raft

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SmithFly designs and builds modular gear for sportsmen who want to be able to change and reconfigure their gear to suit various needs and conditions. Our goal is to build as much as possible in the USA. Aside from fly fishing Smithfly also designs hunting products that are all made in small batches right in our own small workshop- an 1800s former distillery in Troy, Ohio. Smithfly also has a line of soft goods and outdoor recreational grear. Most are made in the USA by small industrial sewing contractors that sew predominantly for the US military. We believe in our products and have seen them improve the hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation experiences of our customers. 

The Big Shoals Raft

The Big Shoals Raft

The Big Shoals raft is one of the few fishing rafts on the market that gets three people on the skinniest of water and weighs in at less than 130 pounds. Oh, and did we mention it fits in the back of a pickup or on top of a car or SUV? Yeah, you'll want one of these for sure.

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"This thing is built to take abuse, and even with the anchor and all the other stuff you take fishing, because you can take 3 people, it's still light enough to do some insane portages and put-ins/take outs..."

"I have been incredibly impressed with how amazing this boat has worked. We have skinny water with no boat ramps and the boat has outdone every other craft thats on the water... "

-Will Paul, Guide, Raleigh NC