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Regular price$169.00 USD
The Ray Special is our number one seller. It is more than just a beautiful paddle. It combines a well-proportioned blade with an appealing ratio between the blade and shaft lengths. Ray Specials pair a shaft and blade of equal length. This results in a paddle with a longer than normal blade that is mechanically superior to other paddles. The Ray Special is a great paddle for canoe tripping, lake paddling as well as paddling solo. The long blade provides a solo canoeist with greater reach and responsiveness. Although not for whitewater the Special is great for all other paddling needs.
All paddles take up to 3 weeks to craft and 4-6 days in shipping.
The Ray Special is a beautiful paddle and the finish is superb!
Beautiful and Exactly What I Need
I am thrilled at the made-to-order, handmade quality of this piece, and impressed by Greg's thoughtful service and packaging. It's just beautiful and the design is exactly what I need for long paddles on mountain lakes. Not only will it get a lot of use, it is already an heirloom that I will treasure.
Beautiful, Effective, and Much More
I finally got to use my paddle that I ordered last summer this past weekend. My son, who received his own Fishell Paddle as a graduation gift in 21 was able to use his last summer and I decided I needed one to after using his for a bit in the BWCA. We just got back from a quick four day trip into Skipper, Rush, Banadad lake and wow it did not disappoint. The effectiveness of the paddle in the water is second to none as far as control and ability to paddle hard. On top of that it is an incredibly beautiful piece of art. I look forward to many more trips and appreciate the way Greg was communicative during the process of ordering and beyond. Fun little note- as we were chatting with another group along our journey someone said, "love your paddles, Greg is a great guy and makes super paddles". Greg, your work is well known and well appreciated. Thank you!
This is my second Fishell paddle and I had high expectations for it. I have not been disappointed. With a soft catch and a long stroke this paddle allows me to paddle at a relaxed cadence while still providing power. It has excellent reach and glides effortless through the water. I do a lot of solo canoeing and this paddle is my first choice for anything outside of whitewater. Not that it matters, but it looks great too. I opted for the vanished paddle and oiled shaft, which I found to be easier on my hands.
Thanks Greg, for you help with the sizing. It's perfect.
Joy & Beauty on Every Trip Out
This is my first time buying a paddle when price wasn't a primary consideration. After doing the research I felt confident this paddle would suit my needs. And it does much more than this! Beyond opening my eyes to how much a great paddle adds to the ease and effectiveness of paddling, this paddle adds a true bit of beauty and joy to every trip out. I'm grateful to own it - and believe that for what I received it's a real bargain as well.