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.
April 1 to November 30.
Lunch, beverages, flies, and rods if needed (no waders).
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.
Spring: cool to hot; waders a good idea.
Summer: hot and humid; waters are easily wet wadeable.
Fall: cool to cold; waders needed.
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.
Trout, smallmouth, striped bass, "golden bonefish" carp
6-7 wt rod (for Stripers and Carp), waders or water shorts (summer), sunscreen, camera, day pack, and rain gear.