Floating a river in drift boat is buy far the best way to learn the water.  It allows you to access parts of the river too far to walk into, and away from the heavy fishing pressure.   You can use the boat as a taxi to travel from spot to spot, or fish right from the boat.  The boats are stable for casting while standing.  Better yet the guide can back row and slow the boat to a crawl in the current.  This allows the angler to get more cast in the fishy water.  We have two Hyde drift boats we use for our guided tours.  Have you every been on a drift boat float? Book yours today