Fly Fishing Boats For Reel
 Custom handmade flat bottomed fly fishing (Pram) boats


​ Custom boat builder Terry Hunt, Penticton British Columbia



                                                                                                       



 






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Have you ever looked at a lake and thought, "If only, if only I could get out a bit further where the fish are rising?" 

It's happened to all of us fly fishers at one time or other - when it would have been perfect to have had a small, light but sturdy watercraft that would enable you to get out further from the shoreline. Far enough so that our casts would land where the rising fish were. 

Or perhaps you've just wanted a small boat that was easily transportable so that you could row around your favorite pond or lake? 

Terry Hunt of Penticton, British Columbia has been making this dream a reality for many with his custom handmade 8 and 10' flat bottomed fly fishing boats. Referred to as a "Pram Boat," The Gillie 8' model weighs approximately 60 - 65 pounds and The Gillie 10' model weighs approximately 100 - 110 pounds. Constructed out of top grade materials The Gillie is built to last! 

The Gillie Pram Features:

  • Top of the line premium grade BS1088 Lloyd's register type approved marine plywood.
  • All seams are reinforced with fiberglass inside and outside of the hull.
  • All fasteners are either solid stainless steel or solid brass.
  • ​​Polished stainless steel oarlock sockets. 
  • Clear finish inside and out of the hull, or painted exterior. Several color choices or choose a custom color of your own.
  • Outside bottom of hulls have an Industrial protective coating for added durability.
  • ​Beautiful bench(s), corner knees, trim all around and transom boards constructed out of Douglas Fir. Stained or natural finish.
  • ​Optional complete anchor and quick release seat(s) assembly.
  • Optional bow seat and or transom shelf for the 8' model. 10' model comes standard with two benches and a bow seat. Customize options.
  • ​Electric or gas motor capability.
  • Transport Canada / USA Approved (documentation provided).
  • Warranty.


Some people wonder why a flat bottomed pram might have an advantage over a float tube or pontoon boat? Actually, there are many reasons to choose The Gillie over the admittedly popular float tubes and pontoon boats including:

  • Flat bottomed pram boats are unmatched for stability.​
  • ​Flat bottomed means nothing for fly lines to get snagged on.
  • ​Five minutes or less to get into the water with The Gillie. How long would it take you to get into your waders, put on your fins, put together the pontoon boat and get to the water? A lot more than five minutes.
  • More versatile, no fins required.
  • Low maintenance.


The Gillie prams are lightweight, solid, whisper quiet, easy to row, and stable. Client testimonials available upon request.

Serving Canada and the United States. For inquiries please contact,​

​​​​Fly Fishing Boats For Reel​

Terry Hunt

Penticton, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 809-2232 or (250) 493-0544 

​Fax: (778) 476-0084
Email: terry@woodenflyfishingboats.com