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Stu's Fly Shop - CLOSED

| Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand
+64 3-248 8890
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Best in the biz

Beginner, intermediate or expert, Stu's casting course is a must for anyone wanting to catch fish... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2014
jmharbis
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Milford Sound, New Zealand
Great Day on the Mataura

A friend and I fished with Stu for one day. He was available when we needed a guide, and provided a... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2014
John M
,
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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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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+64 3-248 8890

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Reviewed 31 December 2014

Beginner, intermediate or expert, Stu's casting course is a must for anyone wanting to catch fish in New Zealand. I'm just a beginner, but his advice and tips have done wonders for my casting technique and form. He's honest, hospitable and willing to do what...More

Thank jmharbis
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2015

Thanks for the awesome review John - great to hear that you got real benefit from your lesson. Look forward to seeing you when you next venture out from Milford!

Reviewed 20 December 2014

A friend and I fished with Stu for one day. He was available when we needed a guide, and provided a great experience. Wonderful tasty lunch, beautiful river. Oh, and I caught a 5 pound + brown that was over 22" after I broke off...More

Thank John M
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2014

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your day out with Stu John, it was great meeting you! Stu's Lunches must be fantastic if they rated a mention before the beautiful fish you caught. Rebecca

Reviewed 14 December 2014

More than you'd expect to find in the middle of nowhere...great selection but don't get carried away...

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Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2014

Thanks for the review - pleased that you enjoyed our great shop that truly does have something for everyone

Reviewed 12 December 2014

Ive just last week completed a 3hour casting course with stu & before I left could already start seeing the benifits of doing this course.within a couple of hours I was loading the rod in a headwind,that alone was worth the trip plus casting further...More

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Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2014

Thanks Jason, as we both know (thanks for letting me join in!) - Stu is an awesome teacher who imparts so much knowledge in a fun way! Pleased that you got value from your lesson and am hoping that you are seeing the results on...More

Reviewed 11 December 2014

My advice is - go with Stu. We showed up after a week of torrential spring rains, and the muddy Mataura had dashed all hope. But Stu had gin-clear water in mind, and found the giant browns there, waiting, huge shadows in the streams. We...More

Thank Ken B
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2014

Thanks Ken, it is reviews like yours that make Stu keep on doing what he loves! Am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with Stu and hope to see you back again. Rebecca

Reviewed 10 December 2014

I stumbled upon Stu's Fly Shop while fly fishing the South Island in New Zealand. From the moment I arrived Stu and his staff made me feel very welcome! Thanks for a great experience! ~Cheers Mates!

Thank KinniCreek
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2014

Fantastic that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 8 December 2014

Sut 's service is amazing ,his attitude is great and his ability to deliver innovative patterns is unrivaled

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Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2014

What else can we say Mark..but thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 5 December 2014

It's not often open, although I think last season it was open more often. Great knowledge and enthusiam from Stu however.More

Thank tim12341234
Stu's F, Owner at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2014

Hi Tim Thank you so much for your review , It does all help. My prices are the same as all other shops here in NZ and overseas , you can even buy bargain bags of my flies for a dollar each in the sale...More

Reviewed 5 December 2014

Where to begin? Stu's shop is packed with goodies that everybody will enjoy. His flies are amazing. And his range of must have gadgets second to none. I had a wonderful guided day with Stu on the Mataura, and in spite of tricky conditions had...More

Thank jonty60
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2014

Pleased you had a good day with Stu Jonty and thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 2 December 2014

This place is exactly what you it to be, where you want it to be. Even if you are not a fisher of flies, get in there for a great selection of things you never knew you needed. Stu will also put you onto local...More

Thank Damon S
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2014

Thanks for the great review- I'm sure David Attenborough will be around soon to see the Quiver Bug!

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