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Drift Boat Rowing Lessons

"Learn to Row and Safely Navigate a River in Drift Boats or Rafts."


How to Row a Drift Boat

There is no better crew and location to learn the skills necessary to row and manage both drift boats, rafts, and personal watercrafts. Our lessons are personal, professional, and most importantly will get you rowing enough in a single outing to get confident.

The course we teach will demonstrate skills applicable to any oar-lock based watercraft used on moving water. Many of our students aspire to row their own personal watercraft like a WaterMaster style boat. No problem. While we teach in fiberglass style drift boats to best accomodate an instructor and (2) students, the same skills apply.

This course can be scheduled almost anytime, but we prefer weekdays if possible so that there is minimal other traffic on the river to contend with. We'll teach you all the basics from putting boats in the water at the launch, to taking the boat out of the water at day's end.

Course Details

The course won't include any fishing action. We know, we know fishing is the whole point. Over the years we've seen our students learn faster and become better rowers in the short time we have together when fishing isn't distracting from safe, sound, and productive oar strokes.  

Topics Include:

  • Launching Procecdures
  • Tips on Backing Up a Boat Trailer
  • Backstroke Fundamentals
  • Eddy in, Eddy Out
  • Anchoring Safely
  • Pro Tips
  • Taking the Boat Out
  • Rowing for the Angler(s)
  • Crab Strokes
  • Evasive Rowing

 

"My wife and I took this course and it was maybe the best thing we've ever done for our marriage."  

- Quentin T, - Yakima, WA

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

Once a reservation is made we are fully committed to you and have lost the opporuntity to offer the space to other anglers. Cancellations for Fishalong Adventures less than 14 days from the outing will forfeit the course fee or the University Credit used to register. Cancellations more than 14 days from the outing will forfeit 5% of the course fee, University enrolled students can re-book into a later date. Red's Fly Shop has the sole authority to cancel adventures based on conditions.

Cancellations for Casting Classes less than 48 hours from the class will forfeit the course fee or the University Credit used to register. Cancellations more than 48 hours from the Casting Class will forfeit 5% of the course fee, University enrolled students can re-book into a later date.

Tuition payments and course credits are non-refundable and non-transferable.


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