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We believe we know New Zealand fly fishing & travel better than anyone else and invite you to benefit from our years of Kiwi research, relationship building and experience.

We sell customized New Zealand fishing programs to meet your exacting standards. Our client's itineraries can also include sightseeing and nature-based activities such as golf, winery tours, bird watching, trekking, and sea kayaking. Each trip is planned around your wants and needs -- we do not sell "group tours" or "packaged" tours.

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The August/September 2014 issue of Fly Fisherman has a NZ fishing shot on the cover and an article by the editor, Ross Purnell. In the article Ross writes the following:

Mike McClelland of The Best of New Zealand Fly Fishing ( has arranged all my fishing days in New Zealand on two previous trips, and did the same for my mentor and the previous editor of this magazine John Randolph.

Mike has a home in New Zealand and has spent many weeks per year there over the past 25 years. He is more familiar with the fishing, the accommodations, and the other activities in New Zealand than any other American.

His business can arrange for you to stay at any of these lodges (and more), and his expert advice costs consumers nothing. His fee comes from the lodge.

-Ross Purnell

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Client: Ross Brawn
Location: Stonefly Lodge

Ross Brawn: From Formula 1 to Fishing

After 16 world titles with Benetton, Ferrari, Mercedes and his own Brawn team, Ross Brawn may be taking a sharp turn toward fishing.
We booked a New Zealand angling trip for him in 2007 and he asked us too plan another one for him this year. The photo, taken recently, suggests that he may find as much success with fish as he did with cars.

Trophy Trout in The Year of The Mouse?

mouse2014.jpeg: This year New Zealand's beech forests are expected to have the heaviest seed-fall in more than a decade according to the Department of Conservation.

4 Day Cruise Extension Package at Tongariro Lodge

cruise_ship.jpg: A unique opportunity to combine your New Zealand cruise ship vacation with some world class Fly Fishing at one of New Zealand's best fly fishing lodge.

Combine the Fly fishing extension at either the start or end of your New Zealand cruise ship vacation.
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Fred Jamison, Bakerfield, CA June 15th 2013

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"That was the best fishing trip ever and wow such a beautiful place. Thanks for putting that together for me"

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Mike McClelland - Honorary Member of NZPFGA

Mike has been made an Honorary Member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association. The only non-Kiwi to have received this honor

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Letter of Acceptance

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Eco - Conscious Fun at Nelson's Stonefly Lodge

Stonefly lodge was recently featured in Travel New Zealand magazine.
Stonefly Lodge, an eco-sensitive yet stylish building, overlooks a panorama of hills and a crystal clear trout river with a backdrop of high hills rising to a glimpse of an alpine mountain. Proprietors John and Kate Kerr found the site several years ago, and were enthralled

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New Trip Reviews 2011/2012 Season

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Mike McClelland enjoying some early season NZ fly fishing

Early Season Fishing Revisited.. Again!

As reported in my early articles on fishing in the Early Season, the New Zealand fishing guides and lodge owners have told me for years that some of the best fishing in New Zealand is in the early season after the streams have been closed for five months. Read more...
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Custom New Zealand tours

We are the New Zealand travel planning experts, and we can plan custom New Zealand holidays to suit your specific requirements. You tell us what you want and we’ll plan evreything for you! Read more...

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