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Stu's Fly Shop - CLOSED

| Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand
+64 3-248 8890
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Thought I could cast...I can now!

That sums it up, I got some new kit from Stu and decided to make the most of it with some lessons... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2014
WCM66
Great Shop!

I thought he was going to be a real Athol... But alas I didn't get to meet him in person... But the... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2014
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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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LOCATION
| Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand
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+64 3-248 8890

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Reviewed 2 December 2014

That sums it up, I got some new kit from Stu and decided to make the most of it with some lessons also. 4 hours later I learned so much and improved all ranges of cast. I am a much happier fisherman now! Thanks Stu.

Thank WCM66
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2014

Thanks for the great review - so please that the lesson was worthwhile, although I did think that anyone out fishing was happy....?

Reviewed 2 December 2014

I thought he was going to be a real Athol... But alas I didn't get to meet him in person... But the shop has everything you need for fishing and tying in New Zealand and if you are even remotely thinking of bringing any fly...More

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

A pity you didn't get to meet Stu - he is one of a kind! The easiest way to catch up with him is to book a days guiding as he doesn't spend a lot of time in the shop - as you said he...More

Reviewed 1 December 2014

Stu are best. Stu guided me and my wife for two days, our best fishing days ever. He has a great shop, and the best flies in the world. So we are coming back for sure. Tight Lines ERIK from Sweden. life is short. fish

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Thank Flugfiske2014
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2014

Thanks Erik - we are looking forward to Dec 2015!

Reviewed 1 December 2014

Best flies for South Island trout & rainbow. Nice and friendly shop with all fishing equipment you can imagine, and then some more ... Do not trespass, though ;)

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Thank Ulf58
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2014

Thanks for the great review - we have flies to catch fish anywhere!

Reviewed 30 November 2014

If you are a fly fisher, or even if you are not but know one. This is the place to visit from the shop packed full of fly fishing gear,art, gifts, collectables and all things fish. To the website and online store with stories of...More

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

Thanks for the great review John - we do have something here for everyone.

Reviewed 29 November 2014

Great flies and the best fishing tips in the South Island! Stu is such a great guy. Highly recommended stop.

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Thank Sven118
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2014

Thanks for the awesome review!

Reviewed 29 November 2014

Great shop to purchase your choice of flies,great info given on whats catching,and advise on where to go. There is also usually some nice young lady to assist so always spend a fair amount of time browsing and chatting. Cautionary tale do not tell Stu...More

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Thank flyfisherman182
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2014

how could anyone ever mistake Stu's Scottish burr for irish! That's made me smile - along with the nice young lady comment. thanks pleased you like what we do!

Reviewed 29 November 2014

Being guided by Stu Tripnie Flu fishing on the rivers around Queenstown is a must for anyone interested in fishing. There is something to be learnt by all anglers from beginners to seasoned veterans and as far as enjoying a day on the water with...More

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

Fantastic that you rate a day out with Stu as one of the best - he is definitely passionate about all things fly fishing and I am pleased that it has reinvigorated you. Thanks for the great review. Rebecca

Reviewed 29 November 2014

Fly shops don't get better than Stu's. You can tell that a real passion for fly fishing runs through Stu and his unique shop as well as his one of a kind fly designs, there's no faking it, he's a real 'fly fisherman's fly fisherman'...More

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

Thanks for the awesome review John

Reviewed 29 November 2014

Those Stu patterns using man made materials may look like a caricature of a seriously tied classic imitation but our Pacific NW trout take them even more serious. The two most exciting things I took from the South Island in Feb of 2011 was a...More

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

Mike, you do have some amazing memories from your visits to the South Island - am more than happy to replace flies - just not earthquakes! Thanks for the fantastic review

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