The NRS GigBob
You often see the word “New” associated with products. Usually it’s merely the tweak of an older idea. Much rarer is something that is truly innovative and unique.
The NRS GigBob is the first frameless inflatable personal fishing craft. While the inflatable pontoon boat has been around a long time, it has always required a rigid metal frame to support the fisherman and the oar locks.
The top deck and two pontoons each have a top quality Leafield C-7 inflation/deflation valve. The three separate inflated chambers give an extra measure of safety. You can easily remove the two pontoons and with fins use the upper deck as a roomy kickboat. Two great boats for the price of one!
The GigBob comes with everything you need (except air) to get on the water. The package includes:
In the front of the boat are two sets of foot pegs. They let you brace your feet when rowing and fold out of the way when not needed. Along the sides and rear of the upper deck are numerous D-rings and webbing loops, giving you multiple options for attaching fishing tackle, a cooler and camping gear.
The optional Anchor Plate easily attaches to the stern. It’s predrilled to accept the Scotty Anchor Mount. The Anchor Plate can also be adapted to hold an electric trolling motor, if you want to go motorized!
The GigBob is one highly adaptable craft. You can row it on flatwater and it has successfully run Class IV rapids. Row it when you need to, but with a set of fins you can easily maneuver the boat for hands-free fishing. Take the pontoons off, put on your fins and you’ve got a stable kickboat that keeps most of your body out of the water. The huge carrying capacity of the GigBob opens up unlimited possibilities of self-support trips on remote rivers (see GigBob on the Middle Fork, a story of a six-day Middle Fork of the Salmon trip).
One of the greatest features of the GigBob’s frameless design is its light weight and compact storage. It’s approximately 20% lighter than a metal framed pontoon boat. Since the boat and its accessories fold into its own compact carrying case, you can take it to the water in the smallest vehicle and it easily stores in a closet.
Going to a distant fishing location. Check your GigBob as luggage on the plane. Hiking into a remote stream or lake? The carrying case has padded shoulder straps and a chest harness to make the packing easy.
The GigBob is turning heads in the fishing world. It has already won the 2009 Editor’s Choice Award from Fly Fish America Magazine and the 2009 Best New Gear Award from Outdoor Canada Magazine.
The bottom line? The GigBob is an angler’s dream. Adaptable, lightweight, roomy, safe. This is the personal fishing craft that can do it all… and do it in style.
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