Fly Fishing Boats For Reel
Fly Fishing Boats For Reel

Fly Fishing Boats For Reel

Flat Bottomed Fly Fishing (Pram) Boats

Custom boat builder Terry Hunt, Penticton, British Columbia




​​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' flat bottomed fly fishing boats. Referred to as a "Pram Boat," The Gillie 8 foot model weighs approximately 60 - 65 pounds and The Gillie 10 foot 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 Lloyd's approved BS1088 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Clear finish inside the hull, or painted if preferred. Several color choices or choose a custom color of your choice.
  • Optional anchor and quick release seat assembly packages available for both models.
  • Electric or gas motor capability.
  • 8' or 10' models to choose from. 
  • Transport Canada / USA Approved (documentation provided).
  • Warranty.

The Gillie is lightweight, solid, whisper quiet, stable, and easy to row! Testimonials available upon request.

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 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.
  • Low maintenance.

The Gillie makes for a very special gift for that angler that seems to have everything, too! 

Serving Canada and the United States. For more information contact: 

​Fly Fishing Boats For Reel

Terry Hunt 

Penticton, British Columbia

Phone: (250) 809-2232 or (250) 493-0544