At A Glance:
In production since 1954, the Osprey is a purpose-built fishing canoe. Small and light enough to carry into those untapped backcountry fishing spots, and wide and stable enough to stand and cast from, the Osprey is the result of 50 years of classic canoe building combined with modern components for the ideal blend of function and performance for anyone looking to spend more time chasing fish on the water.
Designed for the avid angler, with an average weight well under 50 pounds, this canoe is easy to put into the water whether solo or as a pair, and the 39” beam provides a wide, stable platform for more comfortable paddling even with children in the canoe. While the 13’ length is short enough to navigate into narrower streams and tight fishing spots, the available width of the boat is still more than sufficient to confidently cast a line while standing, making those small back bays on the lake or bends in the river more accessible than ever before.
SHIPPING/HANDLING: If you would like us to ship your canoe there will be an extra charge. In general this will be $100-600 within the lower 48 states. Learn more about shipping/handling - click here.
The craftsmanship of these canoes is amazing. It's obvious the builders at Merrimack love what they do. The lines of this canoe are beautiful and she's so easy on the eyes,. On top of all that, she paddles like a dream.
I'd been waiting to buy my first canoe for some time, looking for something that married function with tradition and that I could pass on to my son when the time comes. After having the chance to fly fish with a friend out of an Osprey, my mind was made up. It's the perfect canoe for me as an angler and sportsman, with a wide beam and flat bottom, and the fit and finish on it are just gorgeous. For a fiberglass layup, it's also surprising light as the ribs don't seem to add much weight at all. I even picked up a beautiful Gunflint paddle to go along with it. And the folks at Merrimack were wonderful to work with, super responsive, proactive and sharing about the build process, and even took us on a tour of the workshop where the canoe was built when we came to pick it up. Meeting the people who built this work of art and hearing some of their stories just makes me love the boat more. If you're looking for a multipurpose canoe that you can stand in and fish or shoot from, you really should consider an Osprey.
Borrowed one of these for some small stream fly fishing. Fishing our small mountain streams can be difficult do to the amount of portages between floatable water. The osprey handled really well for such a short boat, and was light enough that carrying it was not a chore. I ordered one for my self