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Stu's Fly Shop - CLOSED

| Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand
+64 3-248 8890
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Aliens in paradise!

We've been using Stu for many years now but each time it just seems to get better and better! It's... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2015
Mark S
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Adelaide, Australia
A great day's fishing

A great day out for my wife and myself. Stu is the ultimate fly-fishing professional but on top of... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2015
Terrey K
,
Coolamon, Australia
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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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  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (21 reviews)
“mataura river” (6 reviews)
“days fishing” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
| Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand
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+64 3-248 8890

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Reviewed 10 March 2015

We've been using Stu for many years now but each time it just seems to get better and better! It's always so much fun and that's what it's all about after all! Stu would have to be one of the best spotters of trout in...More

1  Thank Mark S
StusFlyShop, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2015

Hi Mark - fun and fishing is what Stu is about as you know! So pleased that you once again enjoyed your time with Stu, thanks for the great review we really do appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you back later in the year....More

Reviewed 5 March 2015

A great day out for my wife and myself. Stu is the ultimate fly-fishing professional but on top of that he is great company and an all-round good bloke. This day is one of our most memorable holiday times and can only urge anyone who...More

1  Thank Terrey K
StusFlyShop, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2015

Thanks for the great review Terrey - we are pleased that you both enjoyed your day out with Stu. WE really appreciate endorsements like this. Look forward to seeing you both back soon. Rebecca

Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic shop. Purchased a rod, reel etc. Would've spent more but the wife started to look a little serious!! Couldn't recommend high enough. Shame it's so far from the UK.

Thank Ray M
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

hi Ray, thanks for the great review! Don't forget we do ship internationally (I can even wrap in a discrete brown paper bag to sneak past your wife if you want!) Rebeccca

Reviewed 17 February 2015

Well what can we say, all club members had a great day out being guided by this legend stu, all yes all, members CAUGHT, yes Caught fish that was just great how he managed to carry all the food for a 5 star lunch and...More

Thank Flyfisher1290
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

It was Stu's pleasure to take the Norfolk n Good Fly Fishing Club out! It was an amazing experience for Stu that every member of your club was able to catch fish on the day - well worth carrying the lunches for you! We look...More

Reviewed 14 February 2015

Stu is the kind of guide that you can only hope for when you book a trip with a new service. The weather made the rivers almost un-fishable but Stu knew where to look to give a chance. He was very patient and helped me...More

2  Thank Dana S
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Hi Mike, Thanks for the great review! Its awesome when we get comments like this from clients - hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

Stu is the ultimate guide, very experienced, patient and accommodating. He took his time to find fishable water when all of the rivers were muddied by the heavy rains in the Queenstown area. He made my wife an inexperienced fly fisher person feel comfortable on...More

1  Thank James K
Stu's F, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2015

Thanks for the great review Jim. Am so pleased that you and Marti Had a great time with Stu and learnt something too! Looking forward to seeing you back in New Zealand. Rebecca

Reviewed 3 February 2015

Without question, Stu Tripney is one of the very best fly fishing guides I have ever been out with. Not only does he know what he's doing but he has an excellent sense of humour and provides a great day out. What he doesn't know...More

Thank David S
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

Thanks for the great review. So pleased that you enjoyed your time out with Stu!

Reviewed 12 January 2015

Stopped by on the way through. Chatted with Stu for a few minutes about fishing in the area, as well as his trip back to my hometown in the States. Plan to use him as a guide in the future.

Thank ChiliBoyMN
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2015

Thanks for the great review - look forward to seeing you back for a day out with Stu

Reviewed 10 January 2015

We have just spent two days with Stu, my 15yo daughter and myself. I am a self professed fly fishing fanatic and keep coming back to Stu when I am in NZ from Australia for a regular dose of trout ...this time my daughter joined...More

1  Thank Torchwood13
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2015

Thanks for the great review Leigh - pleased you both had a great time out with Stu. It was great meeting you and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 5 January 2015

Almost private trip (1 other fisherman) with father and son. All equipment provided. Caught rainbow trout and salmon on Lake Waktipu. Stu is a great guide and know the lake and area well.

Thank jkshupe
StusFlyShop, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2015

Thanks for the excellent review. I am glad you had a great time, and I hope to see you again soon!

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