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Stu's Fly Shop - CLOSED

| Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand
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Fishing!

If its fishing you love, then Stus fishing shop and guiding is for you. Northern Southland has some... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
aliebeau
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Super Guide

Fly fishing in New Zealand is a whole lot tougher than it is at home. To succeed, you need to learn... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Peter G
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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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“mataura river” (6 reviews)
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| Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

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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StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you , From spring till the end of fall , Athol in Northern Southland does rock.

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

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...More

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StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 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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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

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...More

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StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 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...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

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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Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

hey, Thank you for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon and enjoy your trip Cheers Thomas

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

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...More

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Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 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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Reviewed 13 January 2017

My family and I had heard great things about this store and my fiancé and I hH been once before and had a wonderful experience however though this time we had the worst customer service ever, as soon as we enter the store No-one greated...More

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Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Hello Nicole, Thomas here, First thank you for your review. I would like to say sorry about your day visiting the shop. Sorry to felt you incompetent, it was not on my way as I try to help and give the best advice to anybody....More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Must see for anyone even vaguely interested in fishing! Blow-your-mind kind of shop. Excellent advice and information about local fishing.

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Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Hi, Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope you had a lot of fun fishing these beautiful rivers of NZ Hope to see you again Cheers Thomas manager

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

A day on the Mataura River should never occur without the presence of Stu from world famous Stu's Fly Shop. My wife and I were fortunate enough to claim Stu for the day whereupon we caught 4 lb. brown trout, learned more than we would...More

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StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2016

Thank you both so much for your awesome review. It was fun and a pleasure to help you both for the day and show you some of what NZ has to offer. May you return to theses shores soon for more fun,learning and excitement. Cheers...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Let me start off by saying that I am only now coming down from the high that I experienced after a single days fishing with Stu. While on a honeymoon in New Zealand my wife was gracious enough to encourage me to take a days...More

Thank Nick K
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StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2016

Hello Nick Nick, Thank you for choosing me as you NZ fly fishing guide on your short visit to NZ with your wife. Your great review i hope will make some others smile and want to head out with me . It was also great...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Every year, I travel across the ditch to fly fish for trout in Southland New Zealand. And every year I spend a day being guided by Stu Tripney. What Stu doesn't know about fly fishing, the local conditions and casting isn't worth knowing. I know...More

Thank David S
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StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Hello David Great to hear you and some of the fly fishing club members are coming back again next year. Thank you so much for your honest and very helpful review. I thank you for your valuable time in writing your review as well. See...More

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