My 9 year old is really excited about fishing and can cast with a fly and spinning reel fairly well. The problem is the attention span. If she's not hooking up, the attention wanders. What I'd like to do is have a matched set of rods in the holders and float a stretch while the poles are fishing. I have a whitewater raft with a frame and have had success with jigs and eggs under a float, as well as bait along the bottom. I've tried plugs out front, but I guess I don't don't know what I'm doing. A friend said a raft will be to hard to backtroll. Not sure. Please sound off, I'm sure there's a ton of experience out there. BTW, usually floating the Wilson, Trask or Nestucca.