Stu is a qualified MASTER casting instructor and in 2007 became Australasia's first certified IFFF Master Fly Casting Instructor . Stu is the owner of NZ fly fishing schools and one of the most knowledgeable, respected. professional fly fishing guides in NZ. He has guided and taught fly fishing overseas and has also fished around the world for many species of fish,hired many of the worlds top guides and instructors, learning different styles and techniques in which to pass onto all his clients, if needed. Stu has also taught and helped many fly fishing guides NZ and overseas the art of guiding, teaching and fly casting.
He's also known as the Fly Casting Doctor and will be able to help you. Beginners, advanced, faults and fixtures are his specialties. Stu has helped thousands of experienced fly fishers, guides and beginners over the years with their fly casting and fishing. Many have returned year after year for future casting lessons. Book your casting lesson - sooner than later!
All fly-casting lessons are conducted in the fly-casting area beside Stu's base – unless other private arrangements have been made. Bring what you use or if you have nothing, here is a huge range of fly-casting teaching equipment available for your use during the lesson. You'll need to bring: lunch, pen & paper, warm clothes, rain jacket and fly rod and reel if you have one.
After attending your casting lesson, you will receive certified NZ Fly Fishing School casting lesson certificate, introductory or advanced. Casting lessons are minimum 3 hours and can be extended at extra cost.
Please email Stu first to check dates and Times , then you will be asked to pay via this page and once payment s confirmed you will then be sent a confirmation by email of your booking.
CLIENTS COMMENTS "Casting Instruction"
27 Jan 2016Reviewed by DerekKilgour
Travelling from Scotland for the last few years to fish in New Zealand I came to realise that fishing in NZ shows up all the faults in your casting technique that you may get away with back home. NZ is technical - the ever present wind, casting heavy nymphs to get down etc.
I booked a half day casting instruction with Stu and it was an eye opener. Being self-taught and fly fished for 35 years I'd never been taught the mechanics of fly casting, never knew what my faults were until Stu pointed them out and never knew how to correct them.
A few hours with Stu was a revelation. I fished the Mataura today after yesterday's lesson and there was a remarkable difference in my casting of heavy nymphs, my accuracy, and more importantly my hook-up rate - with that brought confidence - no more fear of casting heavy nymphs.
For all you overseas fisherman thinking of coming to NZ, please, if you do one thing when you're here then I implore you to book a half days casting instruction with Stu - it will make your trip much more successful.
Most people book guides like Stu and they will put you on fish, but if YOU can't make the cast then you will not catch them! Thanks Stu!
BOOKING INFO PLEASE READ.
- IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PAY THE FULL AMOUNT TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING - A 50% DEPOSIT FOR YOUR DAY OR DAYS IS ALSO FINE - JUST ASK STU FOR HIS BANK DETAILS. YOU MUST PAY FOR ANY BANK CHARGES WHICH MAY OCCUR FOR ANY PAYMENTS MADE, THIS CAN ALSO BE DONE AT THE END OF YOUR DAY OR DAYS.
- A 50% 90 DAY NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS NEED TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING. THE REMAINING 50% OF YOUR PAYMENT MUST BE PAID 30 DAYS BEFORE YOUR TRIP STARTS. BECAUSE ITS A SMALL ONE MAN OPERATION AND AT SHORT NOTICE IT CAN BE HARD TO FILL ANY CANCELED DAYS - NO REFUND OR CREDIT WILL BE PAID AFTER 30 DAYS.
- I ADVISE YOU TO TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE SO THAT YOU CAN CLAIM FOR YOUR TRIP, IN THE EVENT YOU HAVE TO CANCEL.