I've lived in CO for the last 5 years after growing up on a lake in the mid-west and rowing competitively in college. I am interested in rafting for a lot of reasons, but mainly I love the water and want to be able to enjoy it in the summer and I like to fly fish (as does my family) and want to be able to take them on float trips. But I want to make sure that I am educated before I go out and drop in.
Should I look into taking a raft guiding course? If so, are there any recommendations? Also, I am starting to look at boats...any recommendations there? I am really just starting the process (doing research) so any advice is greatly appreciated.