Tired of the time it takes to get into your waders, fins float tube, to the water, etc.? We can reduce that time to less than 5 minutes. With the skyrocketing cost of pontoon boats a pram makes sense. Pontoon boats don’t take the five minutes the manufacturers say they do to set up. If you are going to transport a pontoon boat on the top of your car, in the back of a truck, on top of a car or our favorite, on a trailer (don’t laugh, we saw a minivan with a trailer set up to transport two fully inflated pontoon boats) why wouldn’t you go with a pram……just a pram…..no waders, no fins, no pump and no set up? So, you were looking for another reason to ditch your float tube or pontoon boat this just might be it!
Why a Spring Creek Pram?
Long Term Value
Design and Product Testing
WHY A PRAM (expanded version)?
There has never been a more stable boat design as a hard chine pram. EVER! And now, with today’s technology we are able to reduce the weight as well as increase the durability. Not to mention that as soon as you fish from a pram your float tube or pontoon boat will be spending much more time in the garage. With the proven fact that you’re going to buy one sooner or later anyway (see below) why not bypass the additional steps and expense? Why buy a float tube and find out that it’s cold, your range is very limited, they’re very difficult to anchor effectively and it is very slow when you have to get to shore to unload that morning cup of coffee. And most of your time is spent dragging a leech. Oh boy, that’s fun! Not. Or pontoon boats, where you are still in wet/cold waders and which are supposedly very portable but you always see them tied to roof racks. Hmmm? Don’t get me wrong both the float tube and pontoon boats have their place. We just don’t feel class I & II rivers and stillwaters are that place. Float tubes are great for packing into those high mountain lakes. Pontoon boats are great for class IV & V rivers. But the stability, comfort, range and quality of our prams are unequaled in ANY other form of watercraft.
Spring Creek Prams allows you many more features not found anywhere else. When you call to just ask questions or when you call to order your pram, you will probably talk to Jim Wheeler, owner and builder of our prams . He also designs and builds each and every pram which allows you to get your questions answered the first time from someone who knows. Your phone calls really will be returned as soon as possible by someone who is able to make the decision and have your answer. Based in North Central Washington State Spring Creek ships prams worldwide with a network of common carriers.
As mentioned above our prams are not built in another country and are not built by a machine. Each part in our boats are pattern cut for accuracy and hand laid for consistency. Each pram is handcrafted, one at a time. This ensures the utmost in quality, strength and consistency of weight. It also allows us to make modifications to custom fit your pram to your size and style of fishing. All our fiberglass prams have U.S. Coast Guard flotation. Other manufacturers skimp on that part and still claim that you can use their pram in remote mountain lakes. Hmmm, let’s see. It fills with water you sink, right? How much did your fly rod cost? Not an ethical way to do business in our opinion.
You inevitably took a great deal of time and research to pick your fly fishing gear based on many factors including cost and value received. When you take the time to research your watercraft the decision is simple, a Spring Creek Pram. That must be why prominent fly fishers like Brian Chan, Skip Morris, Gordon Honey and Philip Rowley all have purchased a Spring Creek Pram. I told you the answer was simple.
WHY A PRAM PART III?
You stay warm and dry in a pram which greatly extends the amount of time you are actually fishing. Isn’t that why you go fishing in the first place?
You can be fishing in less than five minutes (no waders, fins, pumps or embarrassing falls at the boat ramp)
In a pram you to fish from a higher vantage point without being so high that you spook the fish within casting range. So, you can see fish rise, determine the type of rise spot and cast to cruising fish