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The Water Strider™ one man or one woman raft
system is a kickboat style self-bailing raft.
The Water Strider raft is expertly designed to
be the toughest whitewater fishing, hunting and
fun raft on the planet. The Water Strider is the
most dependable, most ruggedly made fishing raft
or hunting raft available because it's made of
the highest grade of raft making materials used
by any manufacturer. This versatile one man or
one woman raft really has no competition.
There is no comparison, far superior to drift
boats, pontoon boats and large rafts..
There simply isn't a better kickboat raft on any
river or lake anywhere!
You can watch a Water Strider in action video
here. See for yourself!
for the Season!
it up a notch!
Water Strider is now Expedition
Get a Water
Strider Kickboat Raft now and be ready for
outdoor adventure on your favorite river or
Download the new
Water Strider Brochure by clicking
Read about the updated Water
The first time I used my Water Strider we ran
some serious Class III rapids on the Dean River
in British Columbia without a hitch while
carrying 120 pounds of camping and $10,000 worth
of camera gear.
Dave and I also ran some
serious Grade 3 and 4 rapids on the Rangitikei
River in New Zealand.
Running rapids in a Water
Strider is the most fun you can have with your
Ron Castle, Tennessee
Water Strider's Dean River Adventure is now on
White Water Rafting
Photos -- Rangitikei River
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Water Strider™ designs and manufactures the
highest quality expedition grade one man or
woman rafts available on the planet. If you like
to run rivers, if you like to float and fly
fish, if you want to pack in to your secret
lake, if you like to duck hunt, you don't have
to use heavy, cumbersome, difficult to maneuver
rafts or drift boats when you want to go float
fishing, hunting or rafting for fun. You can do
it yourself whenever you want to enjoy floating
your favorite river or lake. When you're ready
to fly fish, hunt or just enjoy a fun river
float, a Water Strider raft is ready to go
whenever you are.
What the heck is a Kickboat?
Strider's open floor design let's you sit on the
air ride seat to propel and steer the Water
Strider raft with fins on your feet while you
keep both hands free for casting and landing
In shallow water you can stand up and wade while
the Water strider floats around you. There's no
better way to fish! Makes a good hunting boat,
too. Click here to see hunting ideas.
See Water Strider Raft Kickboat
features in detail here >>
The Water Strider Raft Kickboat is a complete
system... and then some! Dave Inks is a
raft master! This is the best fly fishing
boat there is! Better than a drift boat.
Strider™ has the flotation capacity to carry
all of the equipment to enjoy river and lake
kickboat rafting adventures. Dave's rafting
equipment, camping and camp kitchen gear are
designed to work together as an integral part of
the entire Water Strider one man or woman
rafting system. Check out Dave's complete line
of personal kickboat rafting gear and discover a
great new way to enjoy floating, fishing and
hunting on your favorite rivers and lakes!
Water Strider is rafting fun at its best.
Dave Inks shows how it's done. You can
stand up in shallow water through the open floor
of your Water Strider to make your best cast.
Even in current the raft floats with little
Want to learn how to fly fish from a Kickboat?
Read Dave's how-to article here.
Kickboat it up a notch!
Get a Water Strider kickboat raft now and be
ready for outdoor fun and adventure on your
favorite river or lake!
Order your Water Strider Raft Kickboat now!
new Water Strider raft
now comes standard
3 Piece HD Oars
with Storage Bag
Model K 100 hand pump
Heavy Duty Waterproof Dry Bag
Ruled Stripping Apron
Patch kit &
New Roll Up Instructions
Fins With Studs For Traction
Glen and his dog enjoying a
fall day on the Bitterroot River.
Dear Water Strider,
This August for fifth time we took a float
plane in to the Togiak wilderness in Alaska.
This is a 2 million acre wilderness whose
great rivers flow into the Berring sea in
Bristol Bay. The three of us take your boats
, bear fence and everything we need for 10
days of fishing and floating one the great
rivers there. Many of these rivers have
headwater sections with river depths of only
a few inches and even when loaded to the
max, the worst we have to do is stand up inside
the boat and walk a few feet and then sit
down again. Being able to just stand up in
the boat and stop and fish makes prospecting
for holes efficient and about as easy as it
We have modified our boats a little for long
expeditions and extra heavy loads with a few
extra rings and two rear handles so we can
lift the heavily loaded sterns out of the
fast water without having to drag them but
otherwise they are just stock boats.
After probably 500 miles and 50 days in the
wilderness they look brand new and nothing
comes close to their performance and their
tremendous load carrying capacity for a one
man boat. We love being able to bring
boats up near our tents...carrying them with
a couple of fingers instead of two men.
There just isn't better one man expedition
boat made. In between I have been using mine
on the Big Horn, the Green River and the
Snake and carrying this light weight marvel
long distances into isolated trout lakes in
the Boundary Waters Wilderness in Minnesota.
These boats are simply the best you can buy
for expeditions on Alaska rivers and its
also one boat that will do it all as well as
any other boat made.