Cataract Oars's small but rugged oar. cataract oars mini magnum two piece composite oar for drift boats

We designed the Mini Magnum for those of you who want a more petite, more portable oar, yet still want the awesome power of our filament wound carbon and fiberglass composite shafts. The Mini Magnum makes the perfect oar for the kickboater or pontoon fisher-person. Its shaft, like that of our ultra-popular SGG oar, is filament wound of a carbon and fiberglass composite blend that flexes like wood yet has far more strength and less weight than does wood. The Mini Magnum blade is a smaller, slimmer version of our acclaimed Magnum II oar blade.

Would you like your oar in one piece or two??Cataract-Oars-Mini-Magnum-drift-boat-oar

Cataract Oars offers the Mini-Magnum oar in a one-piece or two-piece variation. The two-piece version features a push-button slide sleeve in the center of the oar shaft, allowing the oar to be easily broken down and reassembled. If you've got a small car—or if you simply like to save space—the two-piece Mini-Magnum will be the oar for you!

With or without a rope-wrapped oar shaft.

The Mini Magnum's composite shaft has a diameter of 1 5/8" with the optional rope wrap, and 1 3/8" without.

The Mini Magnum Oar is not designed for large rafts or large drift boats. Or significant whitewater.Fly fishing from blue cataraft with Cataract Oars Mini Magnum oars under rainbow

The Mini Magnum is not a replacement for our larger oars (SGG, SGX, X-Wound). With its smaller shaft and blade, this oar is perfect for small boats and milder water—especially if portability and compact size is important to you—but can never stand up to the same punishment as the big boys. If the river is big, or the craft is big, go for a burly oar. Otherwise, the Mini Magnum oar is a terrific choice.

  • Shaft

    Black, 1-piece


    Black, 2-piece


    Both one-piece and two-piece Mini-Magnum variations are available with and without rope wrap. Shaft diameters are 1 5/8" and 1 3/8", respectively.

  • Lengths

    Standard Lengths





    Custom lengths available upon request

  • Blade

    The Mini-Magnum Blade


  • Handle

    Rubberized Composite Handle