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The Creek Company Introduces “Osprey” Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard

Stability and performance innovations energize personal fishing craft category

Colorado-based The Creek Company brings 25 years of expertise in the inflatable personal fishing craft market to the new, exciting category of stand-up paddling with the release of its new inflatable Osprey Fishing SUP, the most stable and versatile fishing SUP on the market today.

With a unique fishing-specific design, the Osprey is lightweight, portable, super stable and easy to use. Its stealthy design lets you cover more water with a paddle than other fishing craft and offers greater visibility for sight-fishing your favorite flat. Other fishing-specific features let you fully customize your fishing platform for your specific application, including D-rings for securing such gear as coolers and dry bags, and three Scotty mount pads for rod holders, anchor drop, GPS’s, fishfinders and more.

The Osprey also features a sport tail design and a stomp pad allowing for easy wave surfing and river maneuverability on non fishing days!

With Creek Company enjoying its best year in its 25-year history, the Osprey, introduced to rave reviews at 2012’s iCAST tradeshow. “It’s the first fishing-specific SUP design we’ve brought to the market and it’s already creating a lot of interest,” says The Creek Company president Chris Timmerman, whose office sits a cast away from the Yampa River. “It provides a great fishing platform for covering more water, better casting range and a higher sight line for better sight-fishing. Plus, it’s super fun to paddle.”

At 11′ long and 38″ wide, the uber-stable Osprey lets you stand-up paddle to your favorite fishing flat with clear visibility and cast large flies with full range of motion to everything from tailing bonefish to rising trout. When you need a break or to change flies, you can sit on a cooler strapped amidships. It’s perfect for mountain lakes and rivers as well as coastal waters and bonefish flats. Plus, at only 38 lbs it’s also one of the most compact SUPs on the market, rolling up for easy car transport and garage storage back home or even airplane transport to your favorite fishing destination.

The Osprey will be available online and at most specialty outdoor retailers and fine tackle shops.

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 11’5″ x 35″ x 6″
  • Hull made of double-layered 0.9mm PVC fitted with high-pressure, 15-psi valve for rigidity
  • Extra large EVA foam deck pad for all day comfort and solid footing
  • 2 small, fixed fins and 1 large, interchangeable/removable fin to adjust for variable conditions
  • 3 precut, PVC pads for mounting Scotty accessories like rod holders and anchor drops
  • Multiple D-rings and bungee cords for securing gear like a cooler/seat, dry-bags, etc.
  • Sport tail and stomp pad for surf performance
  • Center carry handle for single-person carry; dual bow and stern handles for two-person carry
  • High Pressure Pump with pressure gauge
  • Backpack/Storage Bag
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Overall Weight: 38 lbs
  • MSRP $1,499.99

Image courtesy Creek Company

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