Ray Montoya tells us how he has spent the last 20 years in the Middle East DIY fly fishing for Permit, Emperor Fish and other species in a remote part of the world.

He shares some of his best tips to put together a remote trip on your own time.  Find out why this should be on your bucket list if you are into the salt water.


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DIY Fly Fishing Show Notes with Ray Montoya

02:00 – Oliver White was the person who gave me a heads up about Ray.  Here’s the episode with Oliver White.

03:20 – The Spanish Fly Show and Flip Pallot were both big influences for Ray.

10:00 – The Jako Lucas episode and Jim Klug episodes were  both big on the destination front.

14:40 – Mike Ward and Adipose Drift Boats were noted.  Ray had a few people that have made the long trip out to his neck of the desert.

19:20 – Seth Kugel covered DIY travel tips in this episode.

24:40 – Mike Mercer was on the podcast in this episode and talked about the Redding Fly Shop among other topics.

31:50 – We talked about the Crease Fly.  Here’s a Crease Fly video. 

33:50 – Here’s a photo of the Blue Spangled Emperor fish.

35:20 – Jeff Currier was on the show and talked about 400 species.


36:10 – The RIO Saltwater line series. 

44:00 – The Sage RPL, Reddington Vape and Predator Rods

45:00 – Tibor Everglades Reels were noted by Ray here.

45:30 – The Hoby Cat is how Ray gets out to the fish at times.

53:00 – Ray uses a Bug Net for his sleeping quarters when the bugs get bad.

55:30 – We note the Oliver White story where they thought they were going to get attacked.  Listen to the first 30 seconds here for the story.

56:20 – No Boudaries Oman is a good resource if you want to make a trip.

57:20 – Here is Ray’s youtube channel.

58:00 – Check out the Birds of Oman book for a great resource.

1:01:20 – The Salmon Fishing in Yemen movie – here is a link to the movie.

1:02:20 – Threadfin Salmon – Here’s the video of Ray catching the Threadfin.

1:11:00 – The cigarette video


You can find Ray on Youtube here or on Instagram at NoTemaPez


Resources Noted in the Show

Tibor Everglades Reel

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Birds of Oman

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DIY Fly Fishing Videos Noted in the Show

The Crease Fly


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Conclusion with Ray Montoya

Ray takes us to an amazingly remote destination that might not be as difficult as you think to hit.  And you don’t need to speak arabic to have a great trip.  We cover Permit, bonefish and other salt species out of the Indian Ocean.  Leave a comment below if you’d like to make a trip out to this side of the world.