Riffle FAQs

The most common and often asked question we get is, “What is the difference between all the sluices?”

We have 3 kinds of Riffle Tray Systems, each having their own specific uses.

Our Riffle Trays: Explorer, Maverick, and Scout.
Our Riffle Trays (l-r): Explorer, Maverick, and Scout.

The left riffle is our Explorer model, which uses a “Rod Riffle.” The center riffle is our Maverick model, with a “Flat Riffle.” The right riffle is our Scout model, using a “Drop Riffle,” or “Hungarian Style Riffle.” They are explained in a little more detail below.

Rod Riffle Design

The Rod Riffle Design uses  1/4″ raised expanded steel with a ribbed carpeting, and is used in the Explorer model sluices.

Explorer riffle
Explorer riffle

 Flat Riffle Design

The “Flat Riffle” uses 1/2″ raised expanded steel with black carpet, and is used in the Maverick model sluices.

Maverick riffle tray
Maverick riffle tray

Drop Riffle or Hungarian Style Riffle

The  “Drop Riffle, or Hungarian Style Riffle” has 1/2″ raised expanded steel with black carpet, standard on the Scout model sluices.

Scout Riffle Tray
Scout Riffle Tray
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