In Honor Of Fall – A Larson Falls Flyer In The Raw!


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Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Greg Jahn or sending in some shots of his latest find. A very cool.. get it.. Anyway, a very sweet Larson Falls Flyer. He is looking for more info on it, and thought we may have some Larson nuts out there. Anyone know where Greg can find the Hull Number for example?


It is cool to see one of these in unrestored condition, hopefully Greg is going to restore her or maybe leave her in full Patina condition.


OK now to confuse things, we found a pair of shoes on Ebay, Vintage Coach shoes that kinda resemble the Falls Flyer? Anyone know any info on those as well.


Larson Shoes?


No info on the shoes or the Larson? How about Killer Whales?


Photo – Robert Pittman – NOAA

No Killer whale info? How about .


Andrew Shiva / Wikipedia

Maybe Yoga pants? Troy got any info on those? OH GOD what am I even asking for?


23 replies
  1. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Here’s a Falls Flyer story I never shared. My son and I had just driven up to Brainerd, Minnesota from Minneapolis to attend Woods & Water. It was fairly late and we were driving through town, looking for a quick bite, before heading to my in laws cabin. As we went through a green light a pickup towing a perfect Falls Flyer ran the red light and I slammed on the brakes just in time, our hearts jumping out of our chests. It would’ve been a helluva a way to go: Taken out by a Falls Flyer on the way to to the big show.

  2. Eric
    Eric says:

    Go to Fiberglassics, then under library click on Larson for the historical recap. Looks like it was a 1939 or 1940 then they started on on inboards. I tried to post links but no luck. You can also do a search for falls flyer restoration on fiberglassics or just on google to see the later fiberglass models.

    • Greg Jahn
      Greg Jahn says:

      Thank you for the info in my opinion this boat is to the boat world what the 1932 Ford 3 window coupe is to the car world. design, character, class uniqueness, not enough words. Not designed on a computer but the look will never be out of place at any time

  3. Tom McGowan
    Tom McGowan says:


    Welcome to the wonderful world of Larson boats. Not sure where you are located but, from personal experience with my Larson cabin outboard, the font of all wisdom on things Larson is John Monahan of The Boat Works Inc in Little Falls Minnesota. He is well worth looking up.

  4. Reddog
    Reddog says:

    Never could get the idea of the design of the flyers. They kinda look like a headless duck decoy. Some, not sure if all , are rear seat steering wheel. Love the black and white yoga pants. Those are bad azz.

  5. Texx
    Texx says:

    Prior to the big auction a few years ago, the (Paul) Mikkelson Museum in Minnesota was a one-stop place for all things Larson / Falls Flyer.

  6. Royce Humphreys
    Royce Humphreys says:

    Greg, great find! I reside at Lake Okoboji. Lots of info on the pre war Falls Flyer that you have. Great pice of history. Paul Michelson from Wilmar Minnesota is the man that you need to connect with. He will be able to give you incredible insight. Cheers on you find!

    • Richard Braunz
      Richard Braunz says:

      Hello I have a old flyer and on the bottom in back inside it stamped 1932 its a outboard is this right i have pictures

  7. Andreas Jordahl Rhude
    Andreas Jordahl Rhude says:

    Sadly Paul Mikkelson is not able to help. His health is not good. There is tons of information about Falls Flyer boats. There used to be a newsletter devoted just to them. I wonder if anyone ever scanned them??? Good project for someone looking for a fun chore!

  8. Jim Dunn
    Jim Dunn says:

    The serial number is to found stamped into the brace supporting the transom from the keel just under where the motor clamps on to the transom. At least that is where it is on my ’49 wood Flyer.

    • Ron Nagel
      Ron Nagel says:

      Is there a database for the old serial numbers? My neighbor has a 1953/1954 Larson playboy cedar boat. 4 digit serial number…

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