Fly Fishing Boats For Reel
Fly Fishing Boats For Reel

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Flat Bottomed Fly Fishing Prams

Custom boat builder Terry Hunt, Penticton, BC Canada

​​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 built 8 and 10 foot flat bottomed fly fishing boats. Referred to as a "Pram Boat," The Gillie 8 foot model weighs approximately 60 - 65 pounds and the 10 foot model weighs approximately 100 - 110 pounds. Constructed out of top grade materials The Gillie is made to last! 

The Gillie Pram Features:

  • Top of the line premium grade Lloyds approved BS1088 marine plywood.
  • Clear natural finish inside the hull, or painted if preferred. Several colors to choose from as well as custom colors.
  • Beautiful bench(s), corner knees, trim all around and transom boards constructed out of Douglas Fir.
  • All seams are reinforced with fiber glass inside and outside of the hull.
  • All fasteners are either solid stainless steel or solid brass.
  • Outside bottom of hulls coated with an industrial protective coating for added durability.
  • ​Flat bottomed means nothing for fly lines to get snagged on.
  • ​Polished stainless steel oarlock sockets. Brass oarlock sockets also available.
  • Complete anchor and quick release seat assembly packages available for both models.
  • 8' or 10' length models to choose from. 
  • Transport Canada Approved (documentation provided).
  • Warranty.

The Gillie is light, solid, built to last, whisper quiet and easy to row! Testimonials available upon request.

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

  • Five minutes or less to get into the water with a pram. 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.
  • Pram boats are more versatile. No fins required if you just want to go for a row.
  • Flat bottomed pram boats are unmatched for stability.​

The Gillie makes for a very special gift for that angler that seems to have everything, too! Serving both Canada and the United States.

For more information and to discuss the build of your
custom handmade fly fishing pram contact:

​Fly Fishing Boats For Reel

Terry Hunt 
174 Ayres Crescent
Penticton, BC
Phone: 250-809-2232