Special Offer: Fly Fish at Poronui with Dr. Gary Borger

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In association with Poronui Lodge. Offers expires March 1, 2018.

Highlights: 

  • Perfect for both experienced and beginning anglers
  • Limited to 6 cabin suites (12 people total)
  • Price is per person, based on 2 anglers sharing rooms and guide
  • Price already includes New Zealand 15% GST
  • 7 nights stay at luxury fly fishing lodge: Poronui
  • 6 full days of guided fishing (shared guide)
  • Pre-dinner drinks and all Meals included
  • Daily presentations by fly fishing legend Gary Borger during pre-dinner canapes
  • Fly tying clinics and casting lessons by Gary (in the mornings prior to fishing)
  • Full access to the Poronui's activities
  • Price does not include airfare, however quote economy on Air New Zealand provided upon request (business/ premium economy upgrades available)

Be one of the few to have the opportunity to learn and improve your fly fishing skills with one of the fly fishing world’s top professionals, Dr. Gary Borger, while staying at one of New Zealand’s top fishing lodges: Poronui. Gary is a true fly fishing legend. He is one of the world’s foremost fly fishing educators and his informative and light-hearted approach will help you develop needed skills to achieve success on any stream or lake. Poronui is a world class luxury Sporting Lodge, ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 fishing lodges in the world. This 16,000 acre private, high country estate is a playground for country pursuits and is a unique luxury destination. The lodge offers intimate and true Kiwi hospitality. Enjoy six nights accommodations and meals at Poronui. The program includes daily morning casting clinics; daily guided fishing with some of New Zealand’s best professional fishing guides; evening video programs and fly tying demonstrations by Gary; wine tasting; and a Maori culture show and dinner. Gary has taught fly fishing classes for over 45 years; lectured internationally on all aspects of fly fishing; has written ten best selling fly fishing books; appeared in four videos; and his video production company has produced 17 internationally acclaimed videos in the “Skills of Fly Fishing Series”. Gary first fished New Zealand over 35 years ago and produced the first widely distributed video on New Zealand fly fishing. As Gary states:  “I’ve fished the big-fish spots, and there is simply no place like New Zealand. It is my world-wide favorite”. The cost per person, double occupancy, is US$5,100 and includes six nights accommodations and all meals, five days of guided fishing, Casting clinics, Taupo Airport transfers, use of equipment, and the New Zealand 15% Goods & Services Taxes.  For full terms and conditions. 

Itinerary:
 
April 14: Leave the United States 
April 15: Day "lost" to the International Dateline 

April 16 
Arrive Auckland and connect on Air New Zealand to Taupo 
Met and transferred from Taupo airport to Poronui 
Afternoon Casting Clinic on lawn: “Basic Stroke and Fighting Fish” 
During cocktails Fly Tying demonstration by Gary: “Evolution of the Matuka” 
Before dinner --Video presentation  - reliving Gary’s 1982 fishing trip & his first video on NZ fishing 
Canapes, pre-dinner drinks and dinner at the Lodge 
  
April 17                    
Before breakfast Casting Clinic: “The Elliptical Stroke and Across the Head Casting” Accuracy and the C Pickup” 
Day of guided fishing—two anglers to a guide 
The story of the Bees and Honey Tasting one of Poronui’s professional apiarists 
Power Point presentation “The Angler as Predator” by Gary in the Snooker Room 
BBQ at the Cabana  – weather permitting   

April 18                    
Before breakfast Casting Clinic: “The Reach Mend and Variations”            
Day of guided fishing—two anglers to a guide 
Power Point presentation “Sight Fishing with Nymphs from Top to Bottom” by Gary in the Snooker Room 
During cocktails Fly Tying demonstration by Gary: “Manuka Beetle and X Hackle” 
Canapes, pre-dinner drinks and dinner at the Lodge 

 April 19             
Before breakfast Casting Clinic: “Single Haul and Double Haul”  
Day of guided fishing—two anglers to a guide 
During cocktails Fly Tying demonstration by Gary: “Hair Leg Nymphs” 
Maori Cultural Performance with Kapa Haka Group & Hangi Dinner
  
April 20 
Before breakfast Casting Clinic: “Rod Directed Curves and Mended Curves” 
Day of guided fishing—two anglers to a guide 
Power Point presentation “Reading Waters” by Gary in the Snooker Room 
Wine Tasting with local vintner 
Canapes, pre-dinner drinks and dinner at the Lodge 
  
April 21 
Before breakfast Casting Clinic: “Overpowered and Underpowered Curves” 
Day of guided fishing—two anglers to a guide 
During cocktails Fly Tying demonstration by Gary: “Mayfly, Caddis, and Midge Adults, and The Secret of the Hatch” 
Books for purchase and signing by Gary in the Snooker Room 
Dinner in the Wine Cellar perhaps with Celeb Chef  

April 22             
Transfer to Taupo Airport or flight home - or travel in New Zealand  

Booking Enquiry

Contact us to plan and book your NZ fly fishing adventure.