About Ray Ottulich:
Ray Ottulich is a New York native and has been fishing for over 50 years!
His life long passion for fishing has brought him on many adventures. You may have seen him wading in the waters, alternating between the Catskill Mountains, the South Shore of Long Island and the Jersey Coast.
Ray also lived in the mountains of Montana for 24 years - fishing and exploring the Pacific Northwest. With this experience, Ray brings a no BS, eye opening, perspective to Northeast Fly Fishing.
During his time in Montana Ray was a senior guide at Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Angler, and was also a member of the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife & Parks Kootenai River Management Committee and helped to pioneer float fishing on British Columbia's Elk River as well as fly fishing on the Island of Vieques in the Caribbean.
Ray is also exploring the possibilities of fly fishing off the Adriatic coast!
Ray offers instruction in the sport of fly fishing and offers insight that only comes with putting serious time on the water. Ray floats the Delaware system, hikes and wades the Neversink Gorge, and chases striper and carp on Hudson River tributaries.
You'll have a great time chasing trout, smallmouth, stripers and carp.
Ray has recently spent the summer of 2021 figuring out how to DIY fly fishing on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and can offer invaluable pointers to traveling anglers.
Ray has also written for the New York Times Outdoor Column, the Blue Stone Press, and Fly Fishing the West.
Ray has been an Orvis endorsed
guide for many years:
Ray can also be found on the guide list for The Beaverkill Valley Inn