Customers and Professional Guides

I currently own a 2000 Hyde Combo that I love. Having owned 5 drift boat of various makes and models over the past 12yrs I can honestly say that it is the best drift boat that I have owned. This is the second Hyde that I have owned, my last was a 1997 combo, and you guys just keep making them better and better! It handles extremely well, has every option that a flyfisher needs, looks great, and best of all it is strong and light at the same time!! My next boat will be a new Hyde, I just haven’t decided on model and color yet. Keep up the great work!

Boise, Idaho

I have to say this is the best boat I have ever owned and I have owned a few of them! I didn’t think I would like aluminum but I wouldn’t own anything but aluminum even again. It handles fantastic here in Michigan on the Ausable, Manistee and the P.M. This is a very stable boat with ample storage. I can carry 3 chairs, table, gas grill, 4DB Dunn rod cases a bag of extra clothes and that doesn’t include my clients equipment and 2 coolers and still have room for more equipment, and the only things exposed are the coolers. . I also have to say my salesman was great he helped me out with any questions I had, when you talk about great customer service I would say John is it I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a boat or have questions about boats. Thanks John!!


Every time I am on the rivers….Kootenai, Yellowstone, Madison, Flathead, Clark Fork, Grande Ronde, Columbia, Yakima, Missouri…people come and look at my Hyde…they ask questions like: How easy is it to row and fish? Why aluminum? Is it worth the expense…etc…and I tell them how many times I pull up on a bank and talk to my friends about the great times we are having together…tell them a few of the stories….a few of the quotes…when I pull down the highway and see other boats…I always look in the mirror and think…..damn, I’m glad I have my Hyde.


I have owned a LP for nearly four years. By far the best boat I have ever had the chance to fish out of. The LP is perfectly balanced fishing platform. I spend nearly 50 days a year in my LP and it has never missed a beat. Thanks for producing a great boat.


Wouldn’t row any other boat! My Hyde allows me to fish any type of water I want. Whether its floating the St. Joe for smallmouth or the Yellowstone for trout my Hyde does the job. Its handling capabilities are even more evident in Yankee Jim Canyon on the Yellowstone. My Hyde allows me to ride over standing waves and get my clients into fish when other guides aren’t comfortable taking their boats through the canyon. This is truly the only boat.

South Bend, IN

I am so impressed with my low pro. It may be the perfect guide boat. The new rod holders are the best I’ve seen, having my extra rods and now reels protected was great this year. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with for next year.

Missoula, MT

My Hyde Boat is by far the best boat I have every owned and the craftsmanship is unmatched. This was apparent the first time I took my Hyde through White Horse Rapids here on the Deschutes River. The boat was so responsive and easy to row through White Horse it made it feel like we were on the Mecca Flats section of the river. Matt Hyde was extremely helpful, great to work with and was able to achieve all my needs that I wanted in my boat. Go Hyde!

Bend, OR

Maiden voyage went extremely well!! Can’t believe how responsive this boat is! Thanks again. Again, you guys run a very impressive operation, pleasure doing business with you. Your fellow drift boat driver Bill.

Rock Springs, WY

After two months of regular steelhead trips here in Michigan, my Hyde is everything that I thought it would be. My 14 year old son handles the oars like a veteran thanks to the wonderful design that allows the boat to be so quick and track so easily. Thanks to Ryan in Idaho and Chris in Newaygo that made things go so smoothly! I never thought I’d say this, but I’m looking forward to the ski season ending so we can get back to serious fishing on the weekends!

Northville, MI

I have been rowing drift boats for the last twenty years both as a professional guide and a weekend warrior. Two years ago, I purchased my second Hyde, a beautiful 2002 green/gold High Side Combination. I can’t get over how well this boat responds to the oars and its stability even with larger fisherman casting from it. This boat has been floated on the trout streams of Montana and steelhead rivers of Idaho and British Columbia. It never fails to catch the eyes of other fisherman who comment on its appearance.

Keep up the good work.

Colstrip, MT

Hey Guys. I thought I would drop you a note to let you know how pleased I am in my new Hyde Low Profile. WOW what a treat it was to do a maiden float in what I believe to be the finest boat anywhere. Every thing about it was fantastic. I had so many compliments from others along the river on its appearance and it is a real treat to row. Thank for all your hard work. The quality of this boat is second to none.


I purchased my Hyde Low Profile last September and it promptly shipped to Newaygo, Michigan. I have had a blast rowing the boat on Michigan’s great rivers. The boat rows like a dream and my friends love the fact that I enjoy rowing so they can fish while I am rowing! Of course we stop and anchor and I get to fish too and here are a few pictures of Steelhead I have caught this spring! I would also like to mention that the customer service at the Newaygo Store is Top Notch! Every time I stop in there for a new accessory on my boat I am greeted with a friendly smile and AWESOME customer service! Keep up the great service and building them great Drift Boats!

Washington, MI
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