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5 tips for successful float trips
December 9, 2021 at 7:00 AM
5 tips for successful float trips

Few things in life are more enjoyable than spending time fishing. When it’s your leisure activity, it’s easy to lose yourself in the peace and quiet of nature doing something you love. Float trips are a great way to explore nature’s beauty while fishing. At JFly Fishing, we can help you plan a great experience on the water as you fish the day away. To help you get started, we’ve put together a short guide to make sure you have a successful float trip.

Plan your transport

There are a variety of ways that you can approach a float trip. Whether you’re looking to go with the flow of the river or want to fish a certain leg of the river, you need to find a method of transportation that fits the type of trip that you want. We offer motor boats that can get you up and down the river to your preferred destinations without issue. If you prefer to float, ask about the transport we provide to learn more about our options.

Account for prep time

It’s important to remember that a float trip is more than simply showing up at your designated time and hopping on a boat. You should take time to make sure that you have everything you need during your float trip before getting on the water. You’ll probably want to tie your hook, load a bag with some of your personal effects, and apply sunscreen as necessary. Account for this prep time before you arrive at the site, so you’re not missing out on valuable float time to get ready.

Scout your route

It doesn’t matter if you’re going to be floating on your own or with a guide; it’s a good idea to scout your route before you go. While you might not have too much control over where the boat goes along the way, you can get an idea of potential pit stops, hot fishing spots, sights to look out for, and more. Besides that, sometimes it’s nice to know where you’re going so you have an idea of what to expect.

Make a supply list

You’d hate to get halfway down the river and realize you forgot your knife or sunglasses. Make a supply list that’s thorough regarding everything you need. Consider backup equipment in case of an emergency. While you might be primarily concerned with your fishing gear, remember to bring food and drinks, so you stay fed and hydrated throughout the day.

Bring dry bags

Unless you’re planning on jumping in the water, you might not account for the reality of getting wet. Bring dry bags to hold things like your phone, wallet, keys, and anything else you want to make sure stays dry. You never plan on the boat flipping or falling out on float trips, but there’s always a possibility that you or some of your belongings end up in the water. Even if you don’t end up getting wet, you’ll be glad you were prepared.

Contact us to book your trip

Get started planning your next float trip in Arkansas with JFly Fishing. Our guides are experts in finding the best locations for you to fish so you can enjoy nature while spending time that you love. Whether you’d like to take a trip by yourself or go with family and friends, we’re here to make sure you have the best experience possible. Reach out by filling out our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you to get started.

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