Fishing Tips: How to Float a New River

Adventuring into newfound territory is exciting, but it can also be intimidating. Check out this video from the Huge Fly Fisherman for all the information you need to float a new river.


If you don’t have time for the full video, here’s the main points:

  • Call or visit a fly shop.
  • Assemble your crew (it’s helpful to have multiple people).
  • Find a river that is suited to your abilities.
  • Check weather conditions.
  • Find access points.
  • Set up your start and end point.
  • Figure out your shuttle between your start and end point.
  • Choose your float distance (7 miles is a generally an average distance for a float).
  • Does the river have enough water to float? (this can change by seasons and conditions).
  • Check for permits and use fees.
  • Check for regulations.
  • Check for private land and the protocol for access.
  • Bring beverages and boat snacks.

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