Great starter frame that can be upgraded
Named for the insect that molts up to 25 times before its final metamorphosis.  This scaled down 3-man rig is a great starter fishing frame. It can change and grow just like its namesake, as other components may be retrofitted onto it in the future. It can also be easily converted to a white water frame.


  • Raft: Choose between RMR, Aire, NRS, Hyside and Maravia
  • Single rail, 2 bay frame with low back tractor seat
  • Front thigh brace
  • Rear seat loop with seat
  • 2 Atomic oar locks
  • Canyon or Engel Cooler
  • 3 Carlisle oars with 6.5″ Carlisle blades and sleeves
  • Double rod holders
  • Strap package
  • Drop Bag

We design and hand build our own frames because we’re river nuts, who put our own products to the test on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. All of our frames are built with top quality, lightweight, super durable 1 ½” schedule 40 anodized aluminum pipe, right here in Salida, Colorado, USA. Built by boaters for boaters.

We believe in our products – that’s why all of our frames are backed by a lifetime warranty. Yes, we’re that nutty.


Each raft package is built custom to the raft that it comes with. The Caddis frame can be paired with a variety of rafts. We offer a choice of rafts from Rocky Mountain Rafts, Hyside, NRS, and Aire.

Frame only price: $2,150.

Depending on the raft you choose, the complete package varies between $5,900 and $7,780.

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To discuss what would best fit your needs and our production lead times, please contact us at by phone at 719-539-9323 or by email at

We look forward to building your dream fishing raft setup!