Stachelek has been fishing the waters from Watch Hill, RI to Cape Cod MA for nearly fifty years. He
is a presenter at the National Fishing Shows along the East Coast. He contributes articals
to various national magazines. Writes fish reports for online and newspaper publications.
holds a Coast Guard certified captains license.
Captain Ray's Fly fishing activities
- Designs and innovates
a variety of saltwater flies. He is the originator of the
- Ties at National
- Serves on the Board
of Directors for several area fly fishing clubs
- Delivers slide show
presentations on saltwater game fish
- Capt. Ray's extensive knowledge of saltwater fly fishing and fly tying have been documented by leading authors in the industry
- Posts fishing reports
for daily newspapers and web sites
- Capt. Ray's flies are sold in fly shops throughout the USA
- Expert instruction on fly tying and casting techniques Call for details and rates
A retired teacher by trade, Ray
shares his knowledge readily and can help new anglers in the areas
of fly selection, fly presentation, and casting. He has an innate
sense of where the fish hold and can help all anglers of all skill
levels "read" the water better.
Experienced fly fishers
will benefit from Ray's ability to match skill level with varying
degrees of angling challenge. Whether you're looking for your first
striper or your first slam,
Ray is up to the task.
"Every charter is
different," says Ray. "Solving the puzzle with a different
set of unknowns each day is a challenge I welcome. That and meeting
new people have made chartering very rewarding. I enjoy watching
fly fishers catch fish; sharing in their experience is awesome."
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