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  • 10' Length
  • 19 Weight (lbs)
  • $ 1,185 MSRP

Nymph Kit Description

J. Henry Rushton was a canoe builder in the late 19th century. His most famous "pack canoe" was called Sairy Gamp, and it weighed just 10 pounds. Nick Schade's interpretation, the Nymph 10, is ten times easier to build and weighs less than 20 pounds built with quarter-inch bead-and-cove cedar strips.

Less than 20 pounds! We've had cats that weighed more. Yet Nymph will carry you to your favorite fishing spots, moving fast with a kayak paddle, stable enough to relax and eat lunch aboard while you slouch in the kayak-style seat. If you want to get the Nymph down to 15 pounds or less, you can build with 3/16" strips.

The flyweight 10-footer is 25" wide and will hold paddlers weighing up to about 175 pounds. It's overloaded beyond that, although you can press the limit if the extra weight is in the form of gear stowed low in the hull. 

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Nymph Kit Specifications

  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Weight: 19 lbs
  • Length: 10'
  • Max Capacity: 175 lbs
  • Primary Material: Wood

Nymph Kit Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Hull Shape: Shallow Arch
  • Side Shape: Flare

Recommended Usage

  • Activity Type: Recreation, Touring
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Duration: Day Trip, 2-3 Day Trip, Extended Trip
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult

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