Drift Boat Rowing School2024-04-29T22:41:11+00:00

Drift Boat
Rowing School

  • Rowing skills

  • Boat maintenance

  • Personalized training

  • Water safety

  • and more…

Course Dates


April 26-28 3-day Course $899.99 Closed
May 24-26 3-day Course $899.99 Class Full
August 23-25 3-day Course $899.99 Spots Open
September 13-15 3-day Course $899.99 Spots Open

2024 Enrollment is Open!

*Classroom seats are extremely limited. Early applicants will receive priority.

Drift Boat
Rowing School

  • Rowing skills

  • Boat maintenance

  • Personalized training

  • Certification

  • and more…

2024 Enrollment is Open!

*Classroom seats are extremely limited. Early applicants will receive priority.

Course Dates


Apr 26-28 Closed
May 24-26 Class Full
Aug 23-25 Spots Open
Sept 13-15 Spots Open

Row like a pro.

Learn to safely and skillfully row a drift boat from professional fishing guides. Our comprehensive rowing course will cover everything you need to know about managing drift boats on and off the water.

3-day rowing course

Our most requested guide school offering is now available as a 3-day course! Learn how to row, tow, launch, anchor and maintain a drift boat. There’s far more to operating a drift boat than can be covered in a single-day rowing clinic. Water safety is vital for the welfare of you and your passengers. Proper river etiquette will enhance your day on the water and make our fisheries more sustainable. In three days, you’ll learn to read water and navigate rivers like a pro.

Upon course completion, you’ll receive a drift boat rowing certification from Two Rivers Fishing Company. Whether you’re taking your first step toward becoming a fly fishing guide or looking for the skills to operate your own drift boat, this course is for you.

course Cost


All experience levels welcome


Learn the fundamentals in the classroom and get hands-on with 14-16 hours of on-the-water instruction. Take your knowledge to the river with personalized training designed to improve your skills and put them to the test.

Daily Itinerary

  • Rowing skills and techniques

  • Drift boat launch and recovery

  • Reading water

  • Water safety

  • Boat safety with clients

  • Maintenance and care for boats and trailers

  • Trailer tips and skills

  • Anchoring – when and when not to

  • River etiquette

  • Introduction to equipment

Where We’re Located

Our rowing school is based out of Two Rivers Fishing Company in Pinedale, Wyoming. Pinedale is nestled against the rugged wilderness of the magnificent Wind River Range—home to the headwaters of the famous Green River and the best trout fishing on the planet. The opportunity to fish these waters is coveted, and our summer season books out quickly.

Our diverse local waterways and private drift and wading access afford a range of technical challenges and trophy trout hunting.

See our Rivers section for more information.

What’s Included

We take care of logistics so that while you’re here, you can focus on furthering your education and experiencing this remarkable setting. In addition to course materials and instruction, you’ll receive:

  • Lunches and breakfasts

  • Ice-breaker BBQ

  • Access to a variety of drift boats and rowing configurations

  • Graduation shop discounts and perks

  • Rowing school swag-bag

*Weather is unpredictable and temperatures vary. Students are responsible for bringing appropriate outerwear and rain gear (waders recommended).


What gear will I need?2023-01-23T21:00:34+00:00

Students should plan for Wyoming’s weather. Bring outwear, base layers, rain gear, hats, gloves, and sunglasses. Waders are optional but encouraged, especially on cold days. Waders and boots are available at the shop for rental if needed.

How do I travel to Pinedale?2023-01-23T21:08:54+00:00

There are two popular options for flying into the area: Arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport and rent a car for a 4 1/2 hour drive to Pinedale. Alternately, fly into Jackson Hole Airport and rent a car for a 1 1/2 hour drive to Pinedale. *Driving times are approximate.

What about lodging while I am attending the clinic?2023-01-23T21:19:05+00:00

Our rowing course does not include lodging, but there are ample options for hotels in the charming town of Pinedale, Wyoming. Availability is high during the spring and fall seasons. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.”

What about meals?2023-01-23T21:19:33+00:00

Two Rivers will provide breakfast and lunch during the course days on Saturday and Sunday, as well as an evening BBQ at our shop on Friday night.

How many days of rowing instruction will I receive?2023-01-23T21:20:03+00:00

You’ll be on the water for 14-16 hours, gaining experience and knowledge about rowing a drift boat with an Orvis Endorsed Professional Guide. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills on both still water and river sections of the Green River or New Fork River.

Is there any free time to fish or explore the local area?2023-01-23T21:20:27+00:00

The Rowing Clinic offers a comprehensive program that will fully occupy your schedule. However, we would be happy to recommend places to fish or explore if your schedule allows you to remain in the area after the course concludes!

I already have a drift boat. Can I bring it and use it in the class?2023-01-23T21:20:52+00:00

You will be using your instructor’s boat during the course. You do not need to bring your personal drift boat.

Do I need to have any rowing experience prior to class?2023-01-23T21:21:12+00:00

No previous rowing experience is required. Our rowing clinics are designed to help any level of rowing ability. We pride ourselves on providing personalized instruction tailored to the needs of each student.

What type of drift boats will we be rowing?2023-01-23T21:21:37+00:00

Our fleet of drift boats offers a diverse range of makes, models, and styles, including skiffs and rafts. During the clinic, students will have the opportunity to gain experience with various drift boats and guide-preferred interior layouts, as well as experiment with different styles and lengths of oars. We encourage students to explore options and find the best fit for their rowing preferences.

Join our program and
catch the lifestyle you’re dreaming of.

Join our program and catch the lifestyle you’re dreaming of.


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