Fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and fly design is the driving force behind Stu's visions and goals in life. From the age of 9 years Stu was attending and winning fishing competitions and learned many of his skills from his grandfather, who was a local champion angler. The world of fly fishing and the whole community that surrounds it, is a fascinating one and includes some of the most passionate people in the world. Stu is always striving to offer the best service, fly fishing equipment and pass on his extensive knowledge to his clients and students.
In 2007 Stu traveled to the USA , sat and passed the world biggest fly casting teaching test and became one of under a hundred people in the world to pass the IFFF Master casting instructor. He become the first Master casting instructor in Australasia.
Stu is also the owner of NZ Fly Fishing School Ltd and teaches private casting lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced anglers. For years Stu was a Queenstown Fly Fishing guide, based and operating out of Queenstown. But he quickly realized that the best fly fishing was not near Queenstown at all. Eventually after many years of operation he moved his fly fishing business and home south to the best location he could find for fly fishing, Athol (located one hour south of Queenstown).
Fly fishers come from all over to fly fish in the area, or be taught the art of fly casting and fly fishing from Stu. Large, wary NZ brown trout are mainly found in the area and sight casting for every trout makes it a very exciting fly fishing experience. There are also plenty of quality NZ fishing lodges nearby for accommodation and also other activities like the two to three day round the mountain cycle trips. Stu’s unique saltwater, warm water, freshwater, world famous fishing flies are available online or from Stu's small boutique shop, Stu’s Superior Flies in Athol.
Check out the fly shop, guided trip options and NZ Fly Fishing School packages. Be entertained with the photos in the fishing gallery, the amazing fly fishing film clips and feel the passion. Still not convinced! Stu has nothing to hide, you can now also read all the honest Stu's Fly Shop NZ Trip Advisor reviews.

FFF Certified Master Casting Instructor. Gold Medal for Fly Design International.

-45.5110852, 168.5792146

2 Albion Street
New Zealand

+64 3 248 8890

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