Sawyer oars have been coveted and cherished by rafters and drift boaters alike for over 50 years. Our oars have a feel and response like no other and have been proven on whitewater rivers worldwide.
Sawyer wood oars are hand crafted from specially selected straight grain Douglas fir, known for it’s high strength to weight ratio and resistance to deflection or bending, making our oars light without compromising stability. Natural wood bestows a beauty and connection to the great outdoors as well as allowing us to provide you a full length taper to our shafts for a counter balanced and responsive feel.
Made continuously since 1933, SMOKERS are our solid Northern White Ash wood oar. Ash lends strength, flex and durability to an oar along with natural beauty. A full length tapered shaft and slight crown tapered blade offer excellent balance and flex, a feeling unavailable in a composite oar. Made in a variety of lengths and blade profiles to fit your rowing needs.
Sawyer SquareTop Oars are absolute favorites with fishing guides and others who spend nearly every day on the water. Tapered full length laminated Douglas fir or solid Ash oars that have been wrapped in carbon fiber or carbon fiber X-Weave down to the blade. This combination makes these oars considerably stronger while maintaining the unduplicated feel and progressive flex that only tapered wood shafts deliver.