Sawyer Polecat Oar Shaft-Counter Balanced

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*Available in 8.5' or 9' (length is the overall measurement including shaft and blade)

Shaft: The Polecat is Sawyer's solution for the cost conscious oar buyer who wants the lightweight strength advantage of a fiberglass shaft with the history of superior design and durability only offered by Sawyer. Includes upgraded Counter Balance Grip - Ease the strain on your arms with a 2.5lb counter balance weight in the handle of a barrel grip. Offsets the weight of the blade and lower oar when in your oarlock.

Standard Shaft Features:

  • Fiberglass whitewater oar shaft
  • Comes standard with rope wrap and rubber stop
  • Laminated Fir barrel grip w/vinyl rubber grip covers
  • Interchangeable blades via TiteSet Blade Lock - solid, fail safe connection that won't rattle or jam 

Oar Blades

Sawyer Oar Shafts are compatible with all 1 5/8"  Oar Blades. Sold separately.

OAR SHAFT LENGTH: Composite oar shaft lengths are sized to the fully assembled overall length of the oar with a  27" oar blade attached, so if you want a 9' oar, order a 9' composite shaft.

With 30" Blades, the fully assembled measurements are 8'9" and 9'3"

Recommended blades to pair shaft with:

For Fishing:

27" Cataract Cutthroat Blade 

30" Sawyer Dynelite Shoal Cut Blade 

For Whitewater:

27" Cataract Magnum II Blade for whitewater.

This product does not qualify for free shipping. Oversized Item $75 Surcharge Incurred. If purchasing multiple blades or oars call the shop for best shipping cost 1-406-542-7411


Shipping Information

Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Orders received for products without shipping restrictions on its product page will ship the same business day when received before 12:00 p.m. PST. Orders in high demand will have an estimated production time listed on its product page and will ship according to the date listed.

About Us

Blackfoot River Outfitters is Missoula, Montana's family-owned Orvis-endorsed fly fishing company. We’ve been sharing Montana’s rivers with anglers for over 25 years while imparting fly fishing knowledge that is informed, honest, and timely. We hope to include you as one of our many loyal shop customers and guiding clients.


We take pride in our quality and service
Todd F.

Camano Island, WA

"Blackfoot River Outfitters has been my go-to fly shop for as long as I can remember. Trust them to have selected the right product because they know what works. Don't go anywhere else!"

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Missoula, MT

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Missoula, MT

"Living in Missoula affords the opportunity to fish great rivers anytime we want, but there is nothing better than hiring the pros at BRO for a refresher course, entertain visiting friends or do some serious fishing with our kids."

Fred Martin

Boca Raton, FL

"Lets see…In the past 24 years I’ve fished more than a dozen different waters, from half day walk/wades to 5 day camp outs with the BRO Team and I still look forward to every trip! Nuff said."

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