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  Ray Ottulich, a New York native, has been fishing since he was twelve. Living for 24 years in Montana, he was senior guide at Dave Blackburn’s Kootenai Angler situated on the (rainbow world record) 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 “Bluestone Press”, and the “Outdoors Column” for the New York Times. He served on the Montana Fish Wildlife & 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, actors Aidan Quinn and Liam Neeson.

ray Ottulich & schoolie striper on saltwater flats

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