When you go on a float trip with a seasoned guide, maneuvering a drift boat may seem like an easy task. But if you’ve ever been behind the oars yourself, you know that it isn’t nearly as easy as it looks. Here’s a good video lesson on the basics of using a drifty or raft on a larger river.
Joe Rotter from Red’s Fly Shop has obviously taught these lessons before, and he explains everything clearly–especially the safety tips. Even if you don’t plan to row a boat yourself, understanding these concepts will make you a better passenger and angler in someone else’s boat, so it’s worth the watch.