I'm admitedly new to the floating community. I'm into float fishing, and respect that we all have to share the water, and so appreciate that we are lucky to have so much great water to share. But last weekend I got aft-boned by what in my view is an irresponsible raft guide (put mildly). My client (READ: dude who paid $300 + to fish via drift boat) was out in front, casting away (READ: very sharp fish hooks flying thru the air!). Raft guide boy decides, right before the Eye of the Needle on the Upper C, that he wants to pass me, only his crew is no where near strong or sync'd up enough to pull it off. So he smashes right up alongside my boat. I never heard him coming, nor did my client who remained oblivious, still casting away because this is a great section in which to catch larger browns. Soon my oar is half way across the raft, threatening to puncture someone's soft underbelly. The guide yells, "keep paddling everyone!" But half of the boat has no where to go because they are all up in me and my boat. Question: Being downstream, don't I have the right of way? Why wouldn't the guide just hold up, instead of attempting an impossible pass and flailing and failing miserably? I've come across this before, ego-trippin' poser guides who want to try to pass, and fail. I understand we all have to share the river, and there will be the occasional, "oops, sorry for bumping in to you dude," but some of these folks need to be more aware of those of us out their fishing. If I saw someonoe casting a fish rod, I'd stay the hell away. And I'm not talking about scaring fish, that's the least of my concern. Rather there is a very real possibility of someone getting a fish hook in the eyeball, or lip, or gut, etc. Like all activities, places and things, 95 percent of folks are spot on responsible. And then there is the other 10 percent to whom I say, watch out and stay clear of flying razor sharp fish hooks!