First, a lake. Start there. Dont start in a river. Learning how to backrow properly control, swing, angle and side row can all be done there. Second, think of taking a rowing class. Several of th outfitters offer rowing classes - and its in their boat so that makes it better.Looks like a sweet deal, I've been wanting to get a drift boat ever since last summer. Of course, it would probably be prudent to start with a raft given that I would be bouncing it off of every single obstacle in the river.
Not to hijack your thread Cochise, but, does anyone have advice on how to get on the oars, or a ideal river to start out and in order to learn? I would imagine the NP through Wyoming would be fairly tame.
My first Hyde was a LP. Loved it most of the time. Big water made me pucker a few times. Glad I wasn't rowing the LP at 9000 CFS on the Green this year. Sounds like fun up thee. Good luck to ya.Will give Clack a try this time and see how it goes. Went with a LP to try and cut wind, but she still has a beak to knock down some rollers.
Guiding on the North Platte, Big Laramie, private ranch with trophy brookies, and high country streams and lakes in the southern portion of the Medicine Bow.
We have water this year.