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

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Ray Ottulich

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide

Phone icon845-657-9522 Phone icon845-514-8364 Email iconrayottulich@rayottulich.com Link iconrayottulich.wixsite.com
PO Box 264
Stone Ridge, NY, 12484

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The Story

Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing guide 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 a 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.


April through November.


Freshwater: Brown, rainbow, brook trout, smallmouth, shad, carp.
Hudson River Salt/Brackish Water: Bass, stripers.


Wade-fish small Catskill streams and larger kills. Float-fish Catskill rivers. Hike into the relatively remote Neversink Gorge. Float-fish Hudson River tributaries. 4WD trips on Long Island barrier beaches.

Typical Weather:

Spring: 40s to 70s
Summer: 70s to 90s and humid
Fall: 70s daytime, 40s evenings


$200 for instruction.
$300 for guiding.
$425 for floating.

Call for detailed pricing information.

What is Provided:

Full-day guides and floats provide flies, rods, lunch, and beverages. Half-day guides provide flies, rods, and beverages.

I can also arrange Metro North and or Amtrak station pickups for those without vehicles for an additional fee.

Gear Recommendations:

Freshwater: Polarized sunglasses, 5-6 wt 8-9' rods, waders for spring and fall, wading shoes for summer, raingear.

Hudson Stripers: 7-10 wt. rods, waders, raingear.

What to Bring (Additional):

Camera & binoculars.


Behaved dogs are welcome, people with limited mobility can be accommodated with advanced notification.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME GUIDE AND DAY OF FISHING Fished with Ray on 6/17/16. It was bright bright sun, no clouds and 80 degress. Not the best day for trout fishing on the West Branch if you had to pick one. We had a great time with Ray. He knew the river like the back of his hand, had a great lunch, and refreshments and put us on fish when everyone else on the water was skunked. Thanks ray for a great day and memories that will last a lifetime.
Date published: 2016-06-18
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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