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Doug Cole, Marble Mountain Guest Ranch
Somes Bar, CA
At Marble Mountain Guest Ranch fly fishing for steelhead is our specialty. Doug Cole, the ranch owner and lead guide has raft guided rivers since 1964 and has been an outfitter since 1981. Doug and his family have lived on the Klamath River at Marble Mountain Guest Ranch since 1994 and operate the ranch to provide family oriented vacations.
Our “home turf” advantage of knowing the mid Klamath and lower Trinity intimately allows us to lead you to the best possible fishing day. We are a “destination fishing resort”, meaning that we can provide you with a fly fishing experience complete with lodging in our private homes and cottages, five star meals in our dining lodge, and guided fishing days. Our services are available in packaged form and can be booked a-la-carte if you are a more self sufficient fisherman.
A typical fly fishing day with us involves a mixture of tactics. We quarter cast and swing wet fly patterns in the classic “greased line” method. We team fish the swinging fly with extended drifts using boat movement. We quietly walk the boat alongside holding water while you cast from stable boat decks. We cast dries to undercuts and pockets, and we swing waking patterns across glides. We also dead drift nymphs under indicators.
“I have worn out two other brand drift boats on the trecherous and rocky mid-Klamath and Lower Trinity gorge. The Hyde Aluminum Pro Series with UHMW is finally the boat that is up to far for this terrain. I find it a dream to row and my clients always comment on the spacious interior, beautiful lines, clean furnishings and level floors. I have come to depend on my Hyde Drift Boat to put the exclamation mark on my statement of providing the best for my guests. There is no other drift boat suitable for the guests at Marble Mountain Guest Ranch.”Doug Cole