By Matt Hauhgee Kyle “Scooter” Burkart and I took a break from shredding the slopes of Crested Butte in the middle of a heavy snowstorm to escape to the Arizona desert for a much needed whitewater fix. We met up with our good buddy Jeff Smith; a long-time Crested Butte local kayaker who led us […]
Admit it…as soon as you figured out how to get the canoe to go straight, you started imagining all the amazing places you could go canoeing. I’ve been lucky enough to paddle all over the world, and some of my favorite canoeing memories came on road trips with friends. In 2016, I spent five months […]
As winter drums on in the Northeast often through March, thoughts of steep rocky creeks, warm weather and unbeatable camaraderie keep me coming back to the Southeast every spring. In six years of experiencing the yearly ALF gathering, the people I’ve met and the places I’ve been have created lasting memories, glimpses of which I’ve been […]
‘A brief look into my journey throughout New Zealand with my canoe.’ Coming into the fall of 2016, my mind was made up. I was going to follow summer and head down to New Zealand to tour and paddle. The plan was pretty rough, I had some friends scattered throughout the country, and I was […]
November is kind of an exciting time around the Blackfly shop. It’s the time of year when things start to settle down bit, and gives me a chance to catch up, catch my breath, look back, and look ahead.
This is the first in a semi-regular series of posts titled “From the Shop,” focusing on the production side of things here at Blackfly Canoes. Today’s topic: Color. I get asked about colors of canoes just about every day. I know it’s important to people, and I wish Blackfly could offer every color of the rainbow. But […]
In April, Blackfly Team Paddler Brad McMillan set a new whitewater open canoe world waterfall record. Here’s Canoe and Kayak’s write-up.