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RO Drift Boat Sales and Demos

Dreamflyfishing.com is proud to offer Washington and Oregon fly fishers the chance to own a RO drift boat.  Please let me know if you would like to try out a RO.  The boats I fish and guide out of are always for sale.

I've been guiding and fishing out of RO drifboats for the last 10 seasons and really like them.  I'd like to give you a chance to do the same.  If you spend a day in a Ro you'll want one. That's what happened to me. After spending a day in a RO on the Yakima River, I was hooked.  If you'd like to try one out let me know, as that's what did it for me.  Jake Hood with Riverkeeper Endeavors Guide Service provided me a demo and I was hooked, thanks Jake! 

KEEP THE EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS COMING!,

Used and New Boats For Sale

2010 RO 16 Foot Guide Model Drift Boat

Howdy,

I need to find a good home for my 2010 RO 16 foot Guide Model Drift Boat (visit: http://www.rodriftboats.com for RO information. The boat was bought new in February 2010 from RO in Bozeman Montana. I'm selling this as a package with the following: recessed, staggered rod holders, storage under front angler seat, front casting deck with a dry storage compartment, fully adjustable rowers bench with lockable latched dry storage compartments, foot release anchor system, foot rest, rowers foot brace, removable rear casting brace, rear storage seat, quick release seats (they lift up and out), 9' Carlisle oars, tie down strap, 25 lb pyramid anchor, anchor rope, rower, front and back angler cup holders, as well as 2 drain plugs, 2010 galvanized deluxe trailer complete with double roller bar, with like new tires. This boat has been well cared for and garaged. It's in great condition! It has less than 100 days on it (I've saved it by using my raft at low water), a few scratches and chime dings, but is still in great condition. I'm asking $6,500 OBO. The boat needs to be picked up here in Yakima, Washington or I can arrange for delivery for the price of gas. Shoot me an email at david@dreamflyfishing.com or call 509-965-1675. Tell your buddies about this boat and let's get it sold. I hope to save my penny's between now and than to buy a new 2013 RO boat.

Everything from the trailer to the finish on the boat is first class. I would put this boat up to any other manufacturer in quality and function! This boat retailed for $8600.00, so here's your chance to pay way less than that.

2010 RO in action!

As good as it gets, for a drift boat!

2008 RO 16 Foot Guide Model Drift Boat

This boat SOLD to a fellow Washington fly fisherman. My new 2010 RO will be here soon! 

Hello,

I'm looking for a good home for my 2008 RO 16 foot Guide Model Drift Boat (visit: http://www.rodriftboats.com for RO information. The boat was bought new in February of 2008 from RO in Bozeman Montana. I'm selling this as a package with the following: recessed, staggered rod holders, storage under front angler seat, front casting deck with a dry storage compartment, fully adjustable rowers bench with lockable latched dry storage compartments, foot release anchor system, foot rest, rowers foot brace, removable rear casting brace, rear storage seat, quick release seats (they lift up and out), 9' Carlisle oars, tie down strap, 25 lb pyramid anchor, anchor rope, rower, front and back angler cup holders, wood trolling motor or fish finder mounts on the stern, as well as 2 drain plugs, 2008 galvanized Baker deluxe trailer complete with double roller bar and cat walk, with like new tires. This boat has been well cared for and garaged. It's in great condition! It has ~100 days on it, a few scratches and chime dings, but is still in great condition. I'm asking $6,250 OBO. The boat needs to be picked up here in Yakima, Washington or I can arrange for delivery for the price of gas. Shoot me an email at david@dreamflyfishing.com or call 509-965-1675. Tell your buddies about this boat and let's get it sold. I hope to save my penny's between now and than to buy a new 2010 RO boat.

2006 RO 16 Foot Guide Model Drift Boat

This boat has SOLD to a fellow Washington fly fisher. Thanks for your help in spreading the word.  My new 2008 RO will be here soon! 

2006 RO

It's a great boat!

Hi,

I'm looking for a good home for my 2006 RO 16 foot Guide Model Drift Boat (visit: http://www.rodriftboats.com for RO information). The boat was bought new in February of 2006. I'm selling this as a package with the following: recessed, staggered rod holders, storage under front angler seat, front casting deck with a dry storage compartment, fully adjustable rowers bench with lockable latched dry storage compartments, foot release anchor system, rowers foot brace, removable rear casting brace, rear storage seat, quick release seats (they lift up and out), 9' Carlisle oars, tie down strap, 25 lb pyramid anchor, anchor Rope, rower, front and back angler cup holders, foam fly patches at rowers bench, forward casting deck and back casting deck, as well as 2 drain plugs, 2006 galvanized deluxe trailer complete with double roller bar and side rollers, with like new tires. This boat has been well cared for and garaged for most of its' life. It's in great condition! It has ~100 days on it, a few scratches and chime dings, but is still in great condition. I'm asking $6,000 OBO. The boat needs to be picked up here in Yakima, Washington or I can arrange for delivery for the price of gas. Shoot me an email at david@dreamflyfishing.com or call 509-965-1675. Tell your buddies about this boat and let's get it sold. I hope to save my penny's between now and than to buy a new 2008 RO boat.

Here’s my two cents regarding RO driftboats.

RO gets you tot he big fishRO boats are built by fly fisherman—you can tell when you spend a day in one. My 16 foot guide model RO driftboat provides bow, front angler, and rowers dry storage; as well as front and back casting braces. One thing you'll like about the back leg brace, is that it keeps the angler right in the middle of the boat, where he needs to be for easier tracking. The back angler locks their leg in and you’re good to go. I usually had to remind my guys 4 to 100 times to, "STAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOAT" in my other boats. On my boat I have recessed rod storage where the front angler can store his rod pointed safely towards the stern, and the back angler can safely store his rod in the tube going under the bow. It’s well thought out and functional.

I've guided out of both of the “big name” driftboats, rowed different wood boats, and spent many days in inflatables doing fisheries research. For driftboat/inflatable river fishing applications I really prefer the RO. It is easier to row, tracks better, and is very responsive. It's got the big boat feeling I like when it comes to feeling safe in some of our large Western rivers, but its gunnel height is equally great for our windy streams. The boat also features plenty of dry storage, an extended anchor arm off the stern that helps you avoid the annoying and damaging smack, smack, smack from the anchor, and an awesome trailer (the best out there-torsion bore axle, double rollers etc.). I've been trying to get my Yakima River guide buddies to jump on the chance to own a Ro. I'm convinced if they spend a day guiding out of one, they'll make the switch. That’s what happened to me. A RO sales representative offered me the chance to fish out of one for a day, and I was hooked.

Dave's 2006 RO DrifterWhat really sold me on RO boats is the fact that my wife can row this boat; she had always complained about rowing my other boats. I’ll tell you one experience I enjoyed, and I owe some of it to RO. My wife and I were out for a little float in my new RO and we hit a great March Brown emergence. I anchored on some rising fish and we both were tossing our bugs over when WHAM mister big bow whacked my fly. I hooked up and traded spaces with my wife so I could fight this beauty from the front of the boat. She went to the back of the boat and tossed her bug over and whack-fish on (I shouted, “double”). She landed her nice sized rainbow, popped the hook out, and jumped in the rowers bench, pulled up the anchor, and rowed me on over to the soft water close to the bank. She then jumped out and netted my bow. The fish was large, and as beautiful as a Yakima River rainbow could get; the wife, well let's just say I'm confident I've got quite a catch.

I know what it's like to be sitting there thinking, "hmm which boat should I get, so many choices so little time"? Rest assured that by making the choice to go with a RO, you’ve made the correct decision.

Fish On,
David Child
Owner:
www.dreamflyfishing.com
Big Fan/Tries to Sale a Few:
www.rodriftboats.com
Most Importantly: Husband and Father

2004 RO 16 Foot Guide Model Drift Boat

This boat has SOLD to a fellow Washington fly fisher. Thanks for your help in spreading the word.

Beautiful boat!

Great rod storage etc.

Hi, I'm looking for a good home for my 2004 RO 16 foot Guide Model Drift Boat (visit: http://www.rodriftboats.com).  The boat was bought new in February of 2004.  I'm selling this as a package with the following: dry storage under front angler seat,  front casting deck with a dry storage compartment, fully adjustable rowers bench with lockable latched dry storage compartments, foot release anchor system, rowers foot brace, removable rear casting brace with cup holders, rear storage seat, recessed and staggered rod storage, quick release seats (they lift up and out), 9' Carlisle oars, tie down strap, 30 lb chain anchor, anchor Rope, 2004 deluxe trailer complete with double roller bar and side rollers, with like new tires, rower, front and back angler cup holders, foam fly patches at rowers bench, forward casting deck and back casting deck, as well as 2 drain plugs.  This boat has been well cared for and garaged for most of its' life.  It's in great condition!  It has 120+ guide days on it, a few scratches and chime dings, but is still in great condition.  The boat needs to be picked up here in Ellensburg, Washington. 

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