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Sotar Blackfoot Strike Fishing Raft (13'6")

Vendor Sotar
Regular price $7,080.00
Sale price $7,080.00 Regular price
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THE ULTIMATE FISHING BOAT

Designed by Blackfoot River Outfitters founder John Herzer and custom built in the USA by SOTAR, the Blackfoot Strike is the ultimate fishing boat. John has been rowing Sotar boats since 1984 – and rowed rafts a distance equivalent to twice the circumference of the earth! When it comes to understanding the performance and quality of an inflatable craft few have the experience and understanding that Herzer does.
A raft continues as his office today, spending over 150 days per year on the water. Herzer’s primary boat, the 13.5 foot Strike provides ample space between anglers and oarsperson, making tangles between anglers and “pistol-whipping” of the guide 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. This industry leading design enables the boat to be nimble enough for tight boulder choked pocket water streams, yet stable enough for significant whitewater.
The Blackfoot Strike represents 34 years of fly fishing guide experience. It drafts as shallow as a drift boat, spins quick like a kayak, affords the profile of a poling 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 Blackfoot Strike. ALL Blackfoot Strikes come standard with FOUR air chambers in the main outside tube and include a 10 year warranty.  Other standard features include 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. 
*Pricing includes raft, chafe, and shipping to Missoula.
*$195 Oversized Domestic Shipping Only.  Please Call For Shipping Quote to HI and AK.
  
The Strike standard features include:
 
*10 year warranty
*Four air chambers around the main outside tube
* Self bailing welded I-beam inflated floor
* 4 standard outside D-rings
* 6 carry handles/D-rings
* Patch kit and boat bag.
Specifications:
  • Length: 13'6"
  • Exterior Width: 72"
  • Tube Diameter: 19-14"
  • Straight Section: 80"
  • Interior Width: 35"
  • Thwarts: 0
  • Thwart Diameter: 0"
  • Floor Drop: 12"
  • Floor Thickness: 6"
  • Floor I-Beams: 6
  • Valve Orientation: I (Inline with Floor I-Beams)
  • D-Rings: 10
  • Handles: 6
  • Air Chambers: 5 (including floor)
  • Bow & Stern Rise: 7"
  • Bow & Stern Rake: 11"/9'
  • Load Capacity: 1530 lbs. (At 1/3 Submergence)
  • Capacity Persons: 3-4
  • Weight: 95 lbs.



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Dan Crockett
Chef's Kiss: Blackfoot Strike 13'6"

If there’s a better raft to fish from than the 13½-foot Blackfoot Strike, I’ve never seen it. Tapering tubes cutting an amazingly shallow draft, it’s a joy to row. Nimble enough to skate through lateJuly boulder gardens and put you exactly where you want to be in Class IV water. Sleek enough to slice through brutal headwinds. Quiet and stable enough to let anglers deliver on-the-nailhead casts and sustain flawless drifts.

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Cameron Lawrence
I love my Strike!

I purchased a Blackfoot Strike from BRO and absolutely love my boat! I had previously owned another raft from a well known manufacturer that was setup for fishing. While it was a good boat, the Sotar Blackfoot Strike is better in every regard. In addition to regular day floats around Missoula, I have also taken my Strike on four Smith River trips and it is an outstanding platform for multiday camping. I had Leo Larson at Montana Raft Frames make a couple of custom frame modifications for me that truly make it a multiday Cadillac. When you combine the great design of the Sotar Blackfoot Strike, the world class craftsmanship found at Montana Raft Frames and the expertise and exceptional customer service at Blackfoot River Outfitters, then you have a clear winner. I am confident you will enjoy your Strike as much as I have enjoyed mine.

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Mark Elliott
Sotar Strike

I started guiding in the mid 9os and have rowed virtually every raft out there. The Sotar strike is by far and away the best fishing raft I’ve encountered . Lightweight and bombproof. The design is intended for ease of rowing and the low profile up front cuts wind like no other.
My first Blackfoot strike and Montana raft frame went close to one thousand days of private and commercial use with only one hole (from a cigar). I won’t row anything else!

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Jeff Avgeris
This boat made me a better fisherman

I had an entry level boat until I decided to step up to a 13'6" strike. I've had my boat 4 years now and it's seen MANY river miles. It's not an exaggeration that this boat moves better in the water, holds lines and catches an eddy better than you'd expect. It's comfortable, easier to see in (which is extremely important) and super secure in bigger water. Only reason I'll ever sell it is to buy a new one. Oh, the Montana Raft Frame is second to none too.

Thanks BRO!