Fritz Orr Canoe

Handcrafted Wooden Canoe Paddles

Welcome to Fritz Orr Canoes!

Fritz Orr Canoe brings a heritage of canoeing to life through hand crafted custom canoe paddles. Perfectly balanced, sculpted from select Appalachian and Tropical woods, discover these truly functional works of art; handcrafted by a canoeist for canoeist.

Fritz’s canoeing experience spans a half century of paddling design building and instruction. This life-time experience was recently celebrated on the pages of Garden & Gun, Town & Country, Fox & Friends, and Vogue.


Named after the free-flowing Selway River in Idaho, Fritz designed and handcrafts this blade for Class III rivers to steep creeks, where performance is essential.

The Selway is a curved blade design finished with a reinforced carbon fiber s-glass epoxy power face, dynel tip, urethane edging for durability.


The Edisto is our signature quiet-water design, handcrafted for the enthusiast to immerse in the solitude when touring or performing maneuvers.

With the proper care, the Edisto is durable enough for years of quiet.

Historical Artisan Paddles

The is a custom handcrafted paddle and is offered in your choice of a canoe, or a historical paddle design.

Fritz hand selects beautifully figured and rare woods which are book-matched with an array of artistic patterns, curved stripes, marquetry or in-lay.

Contact Us

Phone: (864) 230-4921
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