Ray Ottulich

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

Ray Ottulich


Ray Ottulich, a native New Yorker, has been fishing since he was 12, getting his first line wet in the salt waters around Long Island and New Jersey. He caught his first trout on a grasshopper in the Adirondacks. While living in Montana for 24 years, Ray fine—tuned his fly—fishing savvy as float—fishing guide on the Kootenai River, Montana's largest blue—ribbon trout water.

Returning to New York, Ray continued guiding in the Catskills and on the Delaware for trout and smallmouth. Ray also targets Hudson Tributary species, stripers, black bass, carp, and other species that are available seasonally.

"Have rods will travel." Wildfish Angler covers the Delaware, Catskills, Neversink Gorge, and the Hudson River with some fly fishing and surf casting 4WD beach adventures in the fall.


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 You Fish for by Season

Trout, smallmouth, striped bass, "golden bonefish" carp


What Should Customers Bring?

6-7 wt rod (for Stripers and Carp), waders or water shorts (summer), sunscreen, camera, day pack, and rain gear.


Ray Ottulich
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
PO Box 264
Stone Ridge, NY, 12484

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