All About Stu
2014 - Stu is featured at 'Around The Mountains'
STU'S FLY SHOP
At Stu's Fly Shop, Stu cuts no corners with his guiding services. You need not bring any equipment with you if you do not wish to.
All their departures, unless otherwise agreed, leave from the private car park at Stu's fly shop in Athol, the gateway to some of the best fishing spots the South Island has to offer.
With over 30 + rivers/lakes to chose from, departures from Stu's fly shop will give you more fishing time and better fishing than any other location!
Please also note that they are located right beside arguably the finest gin clear wild brown trout river in the world the upper Mataura river.
You will be supplied with all of this at no extra charge!
Sage rods with every model to chose from to suit your casting
Sage reels with top of the range fly lines
Custom hand tied Superior flies all on Tiemco strong fly hooks.
Lunches and refreshments (full days only)
4x4 modern, clean, spacious, Toyota Land-cruiser transport.
NOT INCLUDED are any fishing licenses (available at the shop or online at the Fish and Game NZ web site)
SIMMS WADERS & BOOTS CAN BE RENTED. If you do not wish to wade wet, see options for rental, under Deposits on the front web page.
Full day guiding – 8-9 hrs actual fishing + drive time
Half day guiding – 4 hrs actual fishing + drive time
Full day fly fishing tuition
Half day fly fishing tuition
Full day fly fishing schools
Half day fly fishing schools
Half day fly casting/stream craft
2 Hour Famous casting lessons- beginner, intermediate, advanced, Faults and Fixtures.
Fly tying tuition
KNOW YOUR GUIDE? - STU TRIPNEY:
Stu guides all his clients 100%
Has been guiding & fly fishing fresh/salt water for many years
Designs and ties his own flies and owns Stu's Fly hop NZ Ltd., Stu's Superior flies Ltd, NZ Fly Fishing Schools Ltd.
Federation of Fly Fishers(USA) Certified MASTER Casting Instructor- MCCI - since 2007
Federation of Fly Fishers(USA) Member
New Zealand Professional fishing guides member
Has all insurances
Has special DOC concessions, NZPFGA to fish places others cannot.
1st place International fly tying competition winner- gold medal.
GST Tax registered
1st place in many fishing competitions
Many articles in books and magazines have been published about Stu and his flies, not forgetting his sheer passion!