So, I am new to the forum. In my former life I owned a whitewater rafting company and have worked on and off as a fly fishing guide in Montana for some time. I am pretty sure we are moving to AK. I am due for a new raft anyway- currently running a Sotar SS, the old model with diminishing tubes. I love it for guiding and fishing out of. I am thinking that maybe I should get something bigger, and since the boat is a little worn, I put it on Craigslist. I could get just about any boat I want that will fit the frame I have because I want to keep that. I guess I just don't know what other things, Alaska things I need to consider....
1. What percentage of a raft owners floating is done fly in vs. driving to a put in? Do I have to consider the weight of my new raft? Will I want to also get a break down bare bones frame for those types of adventures? Will one piece oars go into said plane? Cataracts with blades removed? Is there a weight cutoff that you guys try to avoid when picking a raft?
2. If we move to Anchorage, how far will we need to drive to go and float a river to fish for trout? I have no idea and nothing would surprise me on this one. Here, we can call a number of companies and arrange a shuttle, is it as easy there? Man, I have a lot to learn.
I have about a million questions, on top of those, but that's a good start.