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Stu's Fly Shop

2 Albion Street | Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand
+64 3-248 8890
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You must visit if you like fly fishing!

I would highly recommend visiting this shop, Stu and his staff are highly knowledgeable and even if... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2013
Rebecca W
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Good flies, false advice!

I am a fairly experienced fly fisherman who dropped in at Stu's fly shop to pick up a few flies... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2013
Matthew W
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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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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2 Albion Street | Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand
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+64 3-248 8890
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I would highly recommend visiting this shop, Stu and his staff are highly knowledgeable and even if you're not into fly fishing it's lovely to stop and chat. One of the last bastions of it's kind - a pure fly fishing shop, a jewel amongst...More

Thank Rebecca W
Stu's S, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your kind words. As you have experienced and seen, it's passion that keeps the shop alive. Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Stu

Reviewed 24 December 2013

I am a fairly experienced fly fisherman who dropped in at Stu's fly shop to pick up a few flies. Stu's European girlfriend will try to sell you every fly in the fly shop including cicada's when there is no sign of cicadas yet in...More

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Stu's S, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2013

Hi Matthew, We have a chart of the top 10 flies for each month in the shop which gives our customers an idea what to use for the local rivers in the area. Cicada's are around since the beginning of December - when it's warm...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017
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Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

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Reviewed 23 April 2014
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StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014
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