Originally Posted by Whoapiglet
one other tip, put your spare oar on one side of the boat and keep your rods/net other breakables on that side too (make rod holders out of PVC if you want). tell everyone on the boat not to go in or out of the boat on the oar side. tell them that they will break rods and trip out of the boat and fall on their face if they try to get out of the boat on that side. they won't care about the rods, but don't want to take a digger into the rocks face first.
Good advice, this! Used to be some guys in Montana that made great fly rod holders for the raft, but I think they were buried in the recession.
Another tip for your raft is to figure out how to make a tray left or right of the rowers seat just like most drift boats have. Get one out of plastic or metal, bolt it to the frame and drill a couple of holes in the corners for the water to drain out. You can dump fly boxes, flies, nippers, tippet and the other junk that otherwise flies away in the tray and it stays put.