Columbia River Rainbows specializes in fly fishing for hard fighting rainbow trout. They cater to all skill levels and children are always welcome. Often clientele are return ocean fishing customers that have never fly fished. Matt provides all the equipment and coaching needed to get initiated and catch fish. Even avid fly fishers usually choose to use Matt’s over their own as they are top of the line setups and are already rigged for the mighty Columbia River.
A typical trip is 6-8 hours and usually begins around 9:00. Clients may meet Matt at the Genelle or Trail boat launch, or choose to be picked up at their hotel. The main vessel is an 18-foot center console jet-boat with a quiet 80 horse outboard jet and a 36-volt electric motor with GPS anchor positioning. The boat can accommodate two fly fishers and the guide. The great fishing spots are nearly everywhere, and all equipment is on-board so you will be fishing in minutes; all you need is your sunglasses and favorite fishing hat. Once you’ve fished an area the jet boat will zip you to the next hot spot and the GPS anchor will hold your position steady while you fish.