Latest Update: 22th December 2013




What's Happening in the Region?


Spring is certainly here and the snow is melting fast. The rivers look fantastic and With Christmas not far away the fishing is picking up in the rivers but the Lake fishing has been excellent.
The polaroiding around the edges on the fine days has produced some beautiful Browns and the evenings and into the dark are well worth fishing.
Mudeyes are moving so there are lots of splashy rises, a Mudeye pattern like a Sparkle Muddler or Stu’s Floating Mudeye are catching them. During the day big nymphs or Beetle patterns are good during the day........ more

Also check out the great specials we have on waders... click here..


We have a new range of Spey / Switch Rods, lines and interchangeable tips in store with a great response to these. Rio and Airflo  Switch, shooting heads Skaggit and spey lines available. Airflo and Redington Double and single handed switch/Spey rods. Rio replaceable tips sinking and floating.

We now proudly stock Scott Rods and Hardy rods and reels

Manic Flies new in store some great flies from NZ. Montana Fly company products in store and Airflo lines, rods and rod kits

We also are now stocking TONIC eyewear glass polarized photochromic


We at HCO are proud to offer you a range of Simms Fly Fishing equipment and accessories. Have a look at the Simms product page on our website for more information about the Simms products we sell. Click here to view the products.


Check out the special page for some great prices on fly rods and reels. Fantastic deals on reels, boots and waders at bargain prices. Check out the SPECIALS page for more details.

Our full colour "Fly Catalogue" is now available so give a call to arrange your copy.


We have just finished another great season in Southland and Otago. Check out our NZ Fishing page for the review and information about future trips. Book now to ensure a fantastic NZ fly fishing experience.

Also check out our accommodation option in the Southland of NZ. A great little holiday home or fly fishing cottage. Have a look here....more


Check out the range of fly fishing reels HCO has on offer. High Country Flyfishing has a great range of Fly fishing reels for all forms of the sport. Whether you are looking for a small reel for a Creek rod or a reel with stopping power we can help you. Quality budget reels from $69.95 to the best from Sage, Lamson, Waterworks and Vision. Give us a call at the shop so we can give you our expert advice on what reel will suit your fishing requirements and budget.


High Country Flyfishing is pleased to offer fully Escorted and Guided flyfishing tours to the world famous trout waters of Southern New Zealand .

2013/2014 will be our ninth season of trips based in Lumsden which is in Northern Southland about one hour south of Queenstown.

The dates for the NZ trips this season are:

23rd of February to the 2nd of March
4th of March to the 11th of March
5th of April to the 12th of April

To find out more about these trips click here

There are over thirty rivers and streams within an hours drive of Lumsden which gives the guides plenty of options in all weather conditions. The area is mainly Brown trout but there are some fantastic Rainbow waters to the west in the Te Anau area.

Have a look at some photos of some happy fly fishers... here

To find out more about these trips click here

Also check out our accommation option in the Southland of NZ. A great little holiday home or fly fishing cottage. Have a look here....more

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High Country Outfitters has a big range of new products for the coming season.

Sage have released a new rod to replace the TCX called the Method. This is a Ultra-fast action rod made from Konnetic technology to punch big flies into the wind using its high line speed. It is available in 4 to 6 weights for fresh water and 6 to 11 weights for saltwater as well as double hander’s. Sage have also released a budget saltwater rod called the Motive which retails for $512.00, it is available in line weights 8 through 12 and they have released some new reels, the 2200 series starting from $154.00 to $193.00 and the 3200 series from $219.00 to $ 263.00.

We will have a bigger range of Simms products this season, G3 waders and Rivershed boots as well as their hats, caps and accessories.

The Hardy range has been very successful, the Zenith rod is brilliant to fish with and their Ultra- light 3000, 4000 and 5000 reels are very popular.

Vision has a new wading boot coming for the new season, the Loikka with a sticky gummi sole with studs, and don’t forget we still have a Vision Ikon wader and boot special on for $379.00.

Our fly department is huge with the best line of flies available from Manic, Pisces, Mick Hall and Stu Tripney.

New fly lines from Airflo and Rio have a non stretch line that has just won some awards.

We are stocked with the latest gear to help you on your next adventure and plenty of DVD’S to watch.

Dont forget we are open 7 days!



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High Country Outfitters
Shop 8 Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne NSW  2627  Australia
Open 7 days a week
Contact: (02) 64562989

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