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.
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.