SmithFly, Big Shoals Raft.
The Albemarle Angler is central Virginias, SmithFly dealer.
When it comes to rafts these days, there is no shortages of options. Over the past 15 years we have used countless manufactures and styles. Everything from hard boats, jet boats, large rafts, you name it, we’ve tried it. So, why do we use and sell SmithFly?
You may think it’s because it’s the most reasonably priced 3 person boat out there. That is a big plus but that’s not why.
Stability, is the first thing you want to think about when it comes to smaller lightweight boats. If you don’t feel safe fishing from a boat, nothing else matters. The SmithFly, Big Shoals is as stable as they come.
Durability, I have personally owned a Big Shoals for the past eight years. I fish for fun and guide out of it. I have owned six other manufactures boats and my Big Shoals is the only boat I’ve never had a single issue with.
Handling and Versatility, the Big Shoals is by far my favorite boat to row. I call it my river Ferrari. Weighing in at 125 pounds and drafting only a couple inches of water, it’s a pleasure/fun to row. As for versatility, again weighing only 125 pounds you don’t need a boat launch. Anywhere you can launch a canoe or kayak you can launch your Big Shoals. With its shallow draft, I take it places that my 16′ flat bottom canoe can’t go. Want to take one for a test row? Give us a call (434) 977-6882. We are happy to put you on the water to try it out.
Last but not least, well, it is the least. Price. At $4,999.00 it’s the best priced three person boat on the market. We offer free delivery within 150 miles of Charlottesville.
What makes the SmithFly Big Shoals different and so unique?
1. Gets three people on the water
2. Dry weight of raft is 125 pounds
3. 13′-6″ Length
4. 4′-6″ width
5. One-piece rigid frame
6. Dierks drift boat anchor system
7. 5 positions hinged front casting brace / lean bar
The base package consists of:
• 4 chambered Raft body 15″ tube diameter (Summit valves)
• Rigid inflatable self-bailing floor with a dense foam pad
• Rowing Frame and oarlocks
• Padded Draining Rowers Seat
• Two Swivel Fishing Seats – Fore and Aft
• Dierks Anchor system
• Frame Tie down kit
• 8′ two-piece Rope Wrap Sawyer SST Oars
• Raft body carrying pack
• Dual-action foot pump
• Patch kit
The Big Shoals Raft is also covered by a 3-Year Manufacturer warranty.
Barracks Road Center
1129 Emmet Street #26
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm