What the Customers are Saying and more pictures;
"I am very happy to recommend Casey Cravens as a fly fishing guide out of the ordinary. His friendly outgoing nature and his impressive knowledge in matching the hatch on the mighty Mataura ensured that my wife Sue and I had a most pleasurable and productive day's fishing. Contact him now!"
Tony Kiesanowski, Consultant Lawyer, Christchurch, New Zealand
"Casey is enthusiasm personified! He's a good keen angler with focus and
determination to go that extra distance in pursuit of fish. Amiable, personable
and certainly knowledgeable, Casey's great company for a day on the
Andy Altman, Dunedin, NZ.
"It is my pleasure to recommend Casey Cravens to guide you through your New
Zealand fly fishing experience. I have known Casey for more than a decade,
fished with him more times than you can shake a stick at, and enjoyed them all.
His experience with local and distant rivers, his knowledge of all things fish,
and his great personality are all part of the package. Whether it be reading the
water, or the thrill of seeing a fish rise to a carefully chosen dry fly, Casey
will give you a memorable fishing experience."
Associate Professor Mike Colombo, New Jersey, USA
"It was a real pleasure to fish New Zealand's beautiful rivers with you, Casey.
Visitors unfamiliar with your guiding service can be assured they will be
fishing with one of the most knowledgeable anglers of South Island trout streams
and their entomology. This is reflected in Casey's innovative fly tying and
matching-the-hatch ability. I wish Casey and his future clients every success.
You won't be disappointed with the opportunity to fish with the Wild
Dr. Gerard Prendergrast
"I've enjoyed fishing with Casey every season for over a dozen years. He is one
of the finest and most dedicated anglers I have known. When I first met him I
wondered if he was just lucky. But I soon realized his ability to catch larger
fish and more fish than anyone else on a stretch of water on any given day is
due to something more than just skill--his ability to think like a fish, a trout
to be precise. Couple this with a warm and generous nature and a wicked sense of
humor, and you've got the perfect recipe for an excellent fishing
Dr. Steve Kerr, North Carolina, USA
"I have fished the rivers of Southern New Zealand for 50 years. The delicate
streams of South Canterbury have yielded trout with spirit and size, up to 34
pounds in my lifetime. The peat waters of inland Otago share their shy trout
with reluctance, and the cold lakes of the South offer the finest fighting
rainbows. For the last dozen years I have enjoyed Casey's collegiality on a
dozen streams, all in different moods and styles. Casey is a man for all waters.
He's an enthusiast, widely knowledgeable about the New Zealand waters, an expert
with the dry fly, a wonderful guide and companion. His knowledge and guidance
about fly fishing New Zealand is complemented by his companionship and his
conversation about literature, art, current affairs, sport and music. A compleat
Professor Geoff White,
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Otago University