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Simon releases a good NZ backcountry brown

Simon releases a good NZ backcountry brown


Based on the 45th Parallel North and South

Flyfish the 45 is a guiding and flyfishing service based in Bozeman USA and Lumsden NZ in each respective summer. 

For the current and upcoming NZ season contact me at

If you are in Montana - Either contact one of our partners or myself directly for the best service I might be able to provide.

A beautifully marked brown from DePuys spring creek

A beautifully marked brown from DePuys spring creek

Whether you are seeking to be guided or receive flyfishing instruction - please feel free to contact us.

Typically in NZ

The evening before we will discuss our plans and what we might expect from the day. I would pick you up from your accommodation and we would travel to the water and fish. A full day of adventure and fun - then home with photos and do it all again the next day and the next!

I provide lunch, non alcoholic beverages and some snacks. Our client equipment, if necessary, is of the highest quality and I am fully first aid trained and equipped.

We would have corresponded prior to your booking and I will have sent you detailed notes on everything from gear to understanding common NZ slang words!

We take a 25% deposit on booking and can help with accommodation recommendations or any other queries you have.

I look forward to discussing your upcoming trip and making it memorable.

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Typically in Montana

Think outside the boat is Simms' catch cry and mine too. I currently specialise in wade fish guiding, similar to what we would do in NZ. 

I believe wading the banks and learning watercraft and flyfishing techniques, on foot, allows a more intimate experience with the waterway and increases our skillbase. Ideally suited for beginners - a day learning the basics and then moving onto water - with a follow up date sometime later sets an angler up for life.

Whether planning a day to improve your skills, tackle a technical spring creek or start your flyfishing journey - Bozeman is the perfect location.

In Montana I work with partner outfitters to book my services so please contact me for further details.

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