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Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Traveltruly is here to make travelling, fishing and exploring New Zealand more authentic and memorable by providing personally curated trips, packages and itineraries that are customised to your needs and budget Your guide,Matt Butler, is a passionate, energetic fly fishing and travel guide based out of Wanaka, New Zealand. Originally from the Central North Island, Matt moved south to immerse himself in the incredible Fly Fishing and diversity that the South Island has to offer and spends most of his time exploring the numerous waters and attractions that the amazing landscape has to offer. Matt is also a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association and is therefore equipped with all the necessary permits and safety requirements to guide on all waters throughout the country. Matt can create unique trips that will give you the most genuine experience you can dream of, getting you to those special waters and helping you discover the special places our country has to offer. What to expect: New Zealand we focus on making the most of the abundant clear water and sight-fishing for trout, casting once a fish is spotted, which is more akin to ‘trout-hunting’. Sight fishing is not easy but the most rewarding of all and therefore I can introduce you to its main aspects and help you be confident and competent to catch that fish of a lifetime! We will target brown and rainbow trout with upstream dry fly and nymph methods, targeting feeding fish in clear water. Depending on weather and conditions we may visit different rivers and areas ranging from mountainous valleys surrounded by forest to vast tussock plains. All locations have spectacular landscape, beautiful water and stunning trout. Pricing Full day NZ$750 – $800 / 1 – 2 Anglers Half Day: NZ$450 – $500 / 1 – 2 Angler (3-4 hours fishing on local river) Rates include; Courtesy transport, lunch, snacks and drinks Fly rod, reel and line Flies, tippet and other consumables We generally wet-wade in NZ but if you prefer to wear waders they can be hired for an additional NZ$50 p/day
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

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Mjbeez21, Owner at Traveltruly Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

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Mjbeez21, Owner at Traveltruly Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Normally I don't write reviews, but the wonderful 3 days I had with Matt deserve one. As a senior citizen I have fly fished many locations over many years but still am not an expert.The waters we fished were crystal clear and demanded precise presentation,...More

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Mjbeez21, Owner at Traveltruly Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks Glen, the trip was great and you handled it well. That final day was truly exceptional with all the fish coming up for big dries! I look forward to seeing you again soon Matt

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

My sister and I had a 3 day trip with Matt and he took us to different rivers each day. The fly fishing in NZ is different from back home in Colorado. From the beginning, Matt did an stellar job teaching us about the NZ...More

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Mjbeez21, Owner at Traveltruly Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks Amanda, you and Steph handled NZ like champs, impressive casting and quick learners. That last day was crazy, especially seeing that cow fall 15m off a cliff into the river and just walk away 😂. But what about that fish too, it was half...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fantastic 3 days of fishing with Matt. Covered a variety of rivers out of Queenstown. Challenging fishing though utterly rewarding. Caught 2 good size brown trout and lose a 9-10lb brownie! Matt is a really attentive guide and knew all the fishing hotspots and how...More

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Mjbeez21, Owner at Traveltruly Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Cheers Elliot, it was a tough trip but I'm glad you managed a couple of nice fish and I'm sure you be haunted by the big boy! Keep practicing that casting and come back to show them what you've got!

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was fortunate to book a one day flyfishing trip with Matt on the Mataura River in late February. Matt picked me up at my rental unit in Queenstown and an hour later we were rigging up on this beautiful river for a memorable day...More

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Mjbeez21, Owner at Traveltruly Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks Kim, it was one crazy day alright, the fish were just going hard! You were also a pleasure to guide, great attitude! Hopefully you can make it back one day :)

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Had a 2 day trip with Matt that was truly a wonderful experience.Matt worked very hard as a guide finding fish then working all the different flies for successful hook ups.The areas he took me too were fabulous which we do not have to share...More

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Mjbeez21, Owner at Traveltruly Fly Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Cheers Steve, I had a great time too. You were brave to take on the river we did but it went very well, see you again soon :)

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