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Stu's Fly Shop - CLOSED

| Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand
+64 3-248 8890
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I love this shop

I always come to this shop before a fishing trip. Stu and Ela know their stuff and I'm so happy... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2013
Mauro V
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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
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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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| Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand

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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I always come to this shop before a fishing trip. Stu and Ela know their stuff and I'm so happy that a shop like this exists here in New Zealand. I don't know of a better place to stock up and learn useful tips! Awesome!

Thank Mauro V
StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Hi Mauro, Thank you for your feedback and kind words. I am happy to hear you appreciate the existence of my little fly shop here in Athol. Thank you for your support and see you soon again. Kind regards & tight lines, Stu

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

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