Spry Fly NZ - Professional Fly Fishing Guides

The Spry Fly New Zealand Team

In 1976, Spry Fly began operations in Australia, with Mike Spry's School of Fly Fishing and a guide service being the main focus of business. With a full outfitting service already based in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, incorporating instruction, guiding, tackle and even accommodation for fishermen in Australia, Spry Fly expanded into new territory in New Zealand in 1993, in order to continue to meet customer demand for highest quality guiding and fishing.

Introducing Will Spry

Will Spry - Head Guide

Will Spry has been guiding and instructing in Australia and New Zealand for the past 25 years, with the last 21 seasons spent full time in the Mackenzie Country of New Zealand.

  1. Highest Qualifications
  2. Love of Fly Fishing

All of this is backed up with a general love of the outdoors, extending through rock climbing and abseiling, skiing, snowboarding, orienteering, canoeing, hiking and backpacking.

Behind the Scenes

Of course, it takes quality people to run a quality business and we'd be lost without Shelley Spry in the office and cooking! - keeping those anglers well fed is a full itme job! We'd also stuggle big time without Linese Kearns, keeping the lodge in ship shape order, clothes washed and the finishing touches around the lodge!


"What a place. Scenery, fish and people who genuinely want you to catch fish. Will Spry is a genial, very good and professional host."

Rex Hunt - February '99 (Rex Hunt's Fishing Adventures)

"Guides don't come any better than Will. He sees every fish in the river and is great company. I couldn't think of anything better than walking up a river with a fly rod with Will."

Kaj Busch - February '99 (Rex Hunt's Fishing Adventures)

"After ten days in the South Island, the waters in the Twizel area are very hard to better. Thanks for some fabulous sight fishing."

Rob Sloane - November '96 (Editor - Fly Life Magazine)

"Exceeded my expectations in every way. My dream was to catch a fish on the dry and have now lost count."

Gary Stevenson - November '96

"...a week of learning how to better fly fish for trout with a guide who knows his stuff. I will be back."

John Johnstone - February '95


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