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New GladesX Photos!

New GladesX Photos!

We have taken tons of new photos of the Spear GladesX skiff recently! Take a look at our ‘models’ page for more info or click here.

Spear Pro-V

Spear Pro-V

This skiff was designed by Harry Spear of Spear Boatworks and Gjuro Bruer. Our goal is to build the finest 16′ guide skiff ever made. You be the judge. The Pro V is a fly fisherman dream come true. It rides through the water as if it were a much bigger boat. It is soft, […]

Spear Glades Explorer

Here is the progress on the one off build for an epoxy resin composite constructed flats skiff.Each step of the build has been documented with photographs. Enjoy…

Sneak Boat

Sneak Boat

Started a new sneak boat for duck hunters. Several local duck hunters have approached me to make them a good sneak boat. One brought over a really nice old boat. He’s had it for thirty years. The original builder trashed the molds years ago and is good with us using his ideas.We are pretty much going […]

History of Spear Boatworks

Harry and RickRick Ruoff On Harry Spear…

Rarely do you come across a fishing guide that is the real deal- the whole package. Not only must a guide have a extra sense about when and where the fish will be, but he has to understand when they feed and how to approach them. The skiff has become one of the guide’s most important tools. All skiffs are definitely not created equal. Weight and performance are only part of the package. Subtleties of design do such things as allow for a quick change of direction while poling, and provide a silent approach to the fish. The boat also has to provide a comfortable to ride to the fishing grounds and be economical to run long distances.

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