2005 - Stu was commissioned to design and tie flies by an Auckland Real Estate company for the promotion for the selling of some NZ prime real estate life style properties. The fly designed and tied was called the Bendemeer Beauty.
2017 - Stu's world famous fly shop - closes its doors
Having completed what he wished to do which was no mean feet in such a small town and country .
" To own and create the coolest fly shop in the world"
Stu had no choice to close it even though it actually did became world famous, featuring in untold media, print and films through out the world.
It struggled survive and did not make enough money to employ staff and Stu was being run into the ground trying to do all the jobs.
The next step was to sadly close its doors and go online with his fly designs and get stuck into some other goals and dreams.