WildFish Angler (Ray Ottulich), NY

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Stone Ridge, New York

WildFish Angler (Ray Ottulich), NY

Overview

Ray Ottulich, a New York native, has been fishing since he was 12. Living for 24 years in Montana, he was senior guide at Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Angler situated on the blue-ribbon Kootenai River in northwest Montana. He helped to pioneer float fishing on British Columbia's Elk River and guided trips on the Flathead, Clark Fork, and Big Hole Rivers. He has written for Fly Fishing the West, the, and the outdoors column for the New York Times. He served on the Montana Fish Wildlife and Park's Kootenai River Management Committee, and as Kid's Day Fishing Program Fly-Fishing Instructor, and was president of the American Fishery Societies award-winning Kootenai Fly Fishers FFF.

Ray's clients include Sports Illustrated's former editor, Nick Nicholas; Fly Fisherman magazine's former western editor, Dave Engerbretson; author Peter Kaminsky; film director Fred Schepisi; and actors Aidan Quinn and Liam Neeson.

Date Range

April 1 to November 30.

What is Provided to Customer

Lunch, beverages, flies, and rods if needed (no waders).

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Catskill adventure fly fishing, Delaware drifts, trout-smallmouth, wade the Neversink Gorge, float the Hudson for stripers, fall beach blitz trips South Shore-Montauk. Beginners always welcome.

Typical Weather by Season

Spring: cool to hot; waders a good idea.
Summer: hot and humid; waters are easily wet wadeable.
Fall: cool to cold; waders needed.

Itinerary

Sample of Typical Itinerary

Wade trips: 8 hours; locations vary.

Float trips (trout) on the Delaware: 10 hours; meet at Roscoe or Hancock, New York.

Float trips (stripers) on the Hudson tributaries: locations vary; 6 hours.

Species

Species You Fish for by Season

Trout, smallmouth, striped bass.

Gear

What Should Customers Bring?

Waders, or water shorts (summer), sunscreen, camera, day pack, and rain gear.

Reviews

WildFish Angler (Ray Ottulich), NY is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fishing experience ever I have been guided by Ray for a number of years. He has taken me to catch, trout,bass,carp and stripe bass. It is like fishing with a fishing buddy. He knows everything about catching fish. When you need a guide, you need Ray Ottulich!
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fishing with Ray! Me and my husband, just came back from a three day fishing trip at the Delaware River and the Neversink Gorge guided by Ray. We had so many chances to catch fish, Ray knows where the fish lives in the water. He is a great teacher, patient, and good company. Definitely recommend him for anyone who wants to fish near this area. We are already planning our next trip with him. Enjoy!
Date published: 2013-06-02
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WildFish Angler
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
Ray Ottulich
PO Box 264
Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
845-657-9522
845-514-8364

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