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Queenstown, New Zealand
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About Stu's Fly Shop
Stu's World Famous Fishing Shop is the only physical fly shop in New Zealand. Do you want to go fishing with Stu? He is Australasia's first Certified FFF Master Fly Casting Instructor and owner of the NZ Fly Fishing School. Visit one of 30 lakes and rivers, all within an hour's drive of the shop. We can arrange: Backcountry Fly Fishing Road Trips, where you stay in an historic cottage or camp out. Helicopter Guiding and water taxis for an unforgettable experience One or multiple-day NZ Fly Fishing Schools: learn the basics about equipment, trout and their feeding habits, trout entomology (food), trout flies, tackle, equipment, leaders and their construction, basic knots and casting. Been fly-fishing for years, but getting too many tangles? Or just want to get better? Learn how to double haul for distance, reach cast and wiggle cast. Get ahead of the game with some professional advice from Stu! We have a range of multi-day guiding packages, road trips and camping out options, which can depart from Queenstown.
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aliebeau wrote a review Jun 2017
Queenstown, New Zealand65 contributions8 helpful votes
If its fishing you love, then Stus fishing shop and guiding is for you. Northern Southland has some great fishing spots and he will tell you exactly where to go, Athol is tiny but this place has a big heart.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop
Responded 9 Jul 2017
Thank you , From spring till the end of fall , Athol in Northern Southland does rock.
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Peter G wrote a review Mar 2017
Luang Prabang, Laos16 contributions1 helpful vote
Fly fishing in New Zealand is a whole lot tougher than it is at home. To succeed, you need to learn from a good guide. Stu is the best. He puts you on fish and teaches the skills required to bring them to hand. He does so with skill, patience and humor. This was unquestionably the high point of my time in NZ.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Response from StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop
Responded 20 Mar 2017
Thank you Peter for your honest feedback. It was a pleasure being on the water with you. All the best with your guiding back home. Cheers Stu
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Trouter1 wrote a review Feb 2017
Melbourne, Australia222 contributions81 helpful votes
Four 60 year old fly fishermen decided to swap from their annual Tasmanian fishing week, to Southland in New Zealand. We engaged Stu for two days to show us how to catch the local monsters. Well that is exactly what he did. We had a ball. We tightened up our casting, learnt the effects of drift on flies, presentation and so much more. Caught good fish on willow grubs, singly the smallest fly I have ever used. Stus personality endears him to all his clients. We are planning a return trip next year, so Stu, put aside some time!
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Response from StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop
Responded 20 Mar 2017
Hey guys i thought you were in your late twenties, and not 60 + !! It was great to bring you guys up to speed with your casting and skills to fool plenty NZ trout, especially with the small Banana willow grub fly. It will be a pleasure to guide you all again when you return ,hopefully next year. Have fun out there guys. Cheers Stu
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Jejedaz wrote a review Feb 2017
Tarbes, France1 contribution
A paradise and a must for fly fisherman !!! This shop it's just beautiful and fantastic !!! Thanks Stu for your potatoes sandwich Scottish and thank's Thomas for your advices and for the line that you sold me !!! See you later Jeremy and Laurianne
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Response from Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop
Responded 20 Feb 2017
hey, Thank you for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon and enjoy your trip Cheers Thomas
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Alex_M0H wrote a review Jan 2017
Lyon, France2 contributions
I found in that rocking shop a lot of equipment and deadly flies while little monster dog Trigger was welcoming me. Thomas gave me good advice to fish the Mataura and other rivers. I then booked Stu for a NZ Fly Fishing School session. And it was an awesome and priceless experience ! Great knowledge, philosophy and tips. Thanks again Stu ! My casting was really really better the next day applying what I've learnt. A real pleasure to cast the good way and catch more fish. If you're in Queenstown and around you need to go there. It will be a valuable adventure. I hope to go there again !
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Response from Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop
Responded 19 Jan 2017
Hey Alex, Thank you for your kind words, We hope to see you again too in Athol. Have some good days on your french rivers. Cheers Thomas
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