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Stu's Fly Shop - CLOSED

| Athol, Queenstown 9749, New Zealand
+64 3-248 8890
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BEST TIME EVER

My time spent with stu was one of the best fishing trips I have ever been on , his tuition was... read more

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Reviewed 29 November 2014
plenko
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Evans Head, Australia
every person who fish, should visit Stu

Awesome shop, and fantastic to find new flys that work. The advice Stu gives and his commitment to... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2014
Garon B
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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 29 November 2014

My time spent with stu was one of the best fishing trips I have ever been on , his tuition was always a great help the places he took me were breath taking . I have fish around the world this was up there with...More

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

Thanks for the great review - look forward to having you back!

Reviewed 29 November 2014

Awesome shop, and fantastic to find new flys that work. The advice Stu gives and his commitment to finding new products that really do work. His knowledge of the area is second to none.

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

Thanks for the awesome review - Stu's passion for getting the best products and designing the best flies is amazing! Rebecca

Reviewed 29 November 2014

A must for any fisherman. By far the most unique fly shop I've ever been in from Calgary to Yellowstone.... Top notch selection and wicked service. You won't be disappointed!

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

Thanks for loving Stu's World Famous (Funky) Fly Shop!

Reviewed 29 November 2014

Stu's Fly Shop in Athol although looking small and cute on the outside, is absolutely packed with quality goods covering all aspects of fly fishing. The service is very friendly and the pricing is most competitive. A must stop shop when ever passing through the...More

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

Thanks for the review - we aim to have something for everyone! From Stu's Superior Flies to all the products that make your day easier and more enjoyable - we've got it all

Reviewed 29 November 2014

Called in to say hello and to buy some more flies,Stu could not have been more helpful and as always could not do enough for us. If we had more people in the world like him it would be a better place -- keep up...More

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

Thanks for the great review - Stu is blushing! Rebecca

Reviewed 29 November 2014

Go out of your way to spend a rewarding time in Stu's emporium. Just examine his innovative and pioneering fly selection. Original designs tied on the premises and exported around the world. Stu, I'll see you in January 2015.

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

Well we are after world domination so would prefer best little fly shop in the world! =) Thanks for the great review and look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 29 November 2014

I have used Stu's flies for the last 3 seasons now, to put it simply, they work exceptionally well. The choice is huge and I find them very durable. I don't go back country fishing without plenty of them in my fly box's now.

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

Thanks Mike, Stu puts a lot of time and effort in to his flies and it's great to get reviews like yours! Rebecca

Reviewed 28 November 2014

Stu you never disappoint and this year when the weather turned for the worst you still put us onto great fish. And a backpack laden with Spates to celebrate each release, my mate asked the question! Who's doing it better than us?

Thank Away6969
Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2014

Thanks for the great review! As you know, Stu's got all the spots to head too and his local knowledge is awesome so will find you a great spot even when the weather not playing the game (and have speights on hand to celebrate!)

Reviewed 25 November 2014

A small but delightful shop packed full of goodies, a must stop if passing through, and worth a detour as well. Stu is doing an excellent job keeping the faith with his shop and guiding business

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Stu's F, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2014

Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 25 November 2014

Had a one on one days tuition,Stu picked me up from the motel, I felt relaxed straightaway, real nice guy,knowledge is everything in this game and Stu has heaps,taught me how to cast better,and then we went fishing,as the weather changed, we moved to other...More

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Stuart T, Manager at Stu's Fly Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2014

Hi Peter great that you enjoyed your day with Stu - and got benefit from it too. The Shop is most definitely like the tardis - full of things for the fisher and non fisher too. Thanks for the great review. Rebecca

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