(970) 827-9500

 (720) 851-4665


Minturn: (970) 827-9500

Denver: (720) 851-4665



Complete Float Guide School Session

Price: $1,100

Location: Vail Valley
Session 1 May 11th-15th, 2020
Session 2: TBD
Capacity: 8 People per session
Closest Major Air Hub: Eagle, CO
Target Species: Rainbows, Browns, Cutthroat, Brook Trout
Documents Required: State ID or Drivers License to purchase a Colorado Fishing License


Minturn Anglers Float Schools are geared towards the experienced wade guide looking to expand his or hers repertoire. Our school is five very full days of instruction and oar time and will provide the participant with the Colorado state requirements for becoming a float guide.

The curriculum is designed for you to become an efficient float guide on the challenging mountain rivers of Colorado. Being able to effortlessly maneuver a boat while people are fishing is an art, doing it safely is mandatory. Every safety aspect of floating for Minturn Anglers is covered, from life jacket requirements, repair kits, rigging, first aid, whitewater rescue, and weather situations.

Rowing a drift boat or raft for fishing is hard work. Being mentally and physically fit are a requirement and we expect all participants to consider this before taking on the challenge of being a float guide in Colorado. Classes are held Monday– Friday and most days are 10-12 hours long and it is not uncommon to cover 12-20 miles each day on the river.

Being prepared is paramount. A fully equipped dry bag, food and large quantities of water are required by each class member. Life jackets can be provided.

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