Premium Trout Fly Fishing and Trout Guiding in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand.
Sighted Fly Fishing for large Brown Trout a speciality.
So you’ve never seriously considered hiring a Guide…
7th October, 2020
Fly fishing is a sport of seemingly endless complexity, and not just when you enter the sport, but throughout your fly fishing life. You buy endless gear (while hiding the real costs from the long suffering spouse!) and experience the highs and lows of your rocky fly fishing journey. One thing you can’t buy though, is the ability to use that often expensive gear… You have to put the hard yards in and travel the long and winding road of trial and error learning to achieve that.
Another treasure to explore.
I’m offering you a shortcut. With my 37 years of fly fishing the South Island and over 20 years of Guiding anglers to realizing their angling dreams, I can fast track you to a skill-set that will put you years ahead of the game. Covid 19 has cut off our international tourism, and with it the bulk of my seasons work. I’d planned to take the season off to potter around and fish in this enforced ‘sabbatical’, but over the last few weeks it’s dawned on me that I’ll miss too much the rewards that come with the anticipation, exhilaration, and engagement of each day on the water with a client. That, and I think I’d drive my wife bat-shit crazy at home… So I’m offering Kiwis a chance to learn, from the basics, right through to the last few percent that often make all the difference in success when the going gets tough, or the fish big.
Great Fly Fishing movies can be watched on Youtube to get an idea what a Fly Fishing year in New Zealand can be like.
There are two main options:
No. 1:Full guided fly fishing for single or multi-day trips (you choose) for 1 or 2 anglers. Prices on enquiry.
No. 2:Full fly fishing ‘Boot Camp: This entails, 3-6 anglers per trip (with 3 anglers per Guide) with myself (and good mate and great guide, Hans Kreuer if numbers dictate a second guide). Pick your own group or we can make groups up. The overnight trips are normally in a ‘tent camp’ setting with a bunch of laughs and stories late into the evening. Huts or Cabins are options too…
Things we cover: Planning, casting, leader construction, where to find trout, approach, reading water, fly selection and entomology, water safety and etiquette, playing trout and even photography tips. Videos can be taken for those who want a record of their time, or simply as a casting analysis aid. These trips are great fun and normally run over two days camping in the back-country or whatever suits your fitness levels. You tell us and we’ll plan accordingly.
So please don’t hesitate to inquire and ask any questions you may have, as it may well be the best money you’ve ever spent. We’re here to make it work for you. Hire gear is also available.
Cost for the ‘Boot Camp’ trips range from $275 – $350 each per angler, per day (or $550 – $700 for the two day trip) which is crazy value for money… Single days are also available.