Strike Rafts

Strike Rafts

The Sotar Strike is our ultimate fishing boat we have been custom building for John Herzer with Blackfoot River Outfitters since 1984. It has evolved over the years from our SS model raft which was designed with the fisherman in mind...

What makes the Strike standout? At 13.5 feet, the Strike provides ample space between anglers and oarsperson, making tangles between anglers and "pistol-whipping" of the guide is a thing of the past. The diminishing bow and stern maximize useable storage space. With less than seven feet of tube on the water and a 19" maximum tube diameter, Strikes handle like a catboat yet provide a stable ride even in heavy water. The most notable advantage is evident in the asymmetrical design. While maintaining the desirable aerodynamics and 360 degree visibility of a "flat" profile afford, we increased stern diameter. No longer do we lose maneuverability when a 300lb angler or all your gear for a 5 day is piled in the back. Want to run Class V or just a bit drier in Class III? Just turn your frame around! The Strike represents 25 years of fly fishing guide experience. It drafts as shallow as any drift boat, spins quick as a kayak, affords the profile of a skiff, rides as stable as a car, and does it all as quiet as trout fins through water! Want to catch more fish? Better step up to the SOTAR Strike.

Strikes come standard with two air chambers in the main outside tube, a welded I beam floor, standard 10 outside d-rings and 6 carry handles, patch kit and boat bag. Top chafe, thwarts, extra D-rings and other options are available on request.