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Equipment for New Zealand

Equipment For the Suitcase:


  • Rain Jacket

  • Wind Breaker 

  • Wool Shirt

  • Sweater/Sweatshirt

  • T-shirts 

  • Toiletry Kit

  • Sunscreen/Lip balm

  • Swimsuit (hot tub/sauna)

  • Hats (one with brim for sun)

  • Hiking Sneakers, Hiking boots

  • Very light day or fanny pack


Camera, video camera, film, lenses, camera bag:


  • Cash/Checks

  • Passport 

  • Credit Card

  • Shorts 

  • Trousers/jeans

  • Socks 

  • Sunglasses

  • Hair Dryer 

  • Adaptors for New Zealand outlets

  • Insect Repellent 


Dark clothing for under waders (no bright colors)

NOTE: All folding knives must be enclosed in check-in luggage/suitcase 

Due to weight restrictions on aircraft, try to keep your baggage limited to a maximum of 50 pounds. If for any reason you require additional information or assistance regarding your trip or equipment, please give us a call.

Fly Gear


  • Rods:     o 9 ft./5 wt. And/or    o 9 ft./6 wt. And/or     o 9 ft./7 wt.

  • Reels and extra spools 

  • Fly lines: Floating, slate in color 

  • Leaders: 3X, 4X, 5X Tapered Tippet Spools

  • Strike indicators (small, white) 

  • Floatant

  • Fly sizes: 12, 10 

  • Surface Flies: Royal Wulff, Parachute Adams, Adams, Royal Humpy (green, yellow), Attractor patterns

  • Sub Surface: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tail, any bead head, Prince Nymphs, Woolly Buggs, Streamers.


NOTE: All flies and lures must be single, barbless hooks 

NOTE: Winter gear varies, please inquire.

Distant Waters can supply all rods, reels, tackle and waders for no additional fee. Your guide will outfit you on the day of your arrival. Flies are also not required; they are included in the guiding price. In addition to the flies mentioned above, we have many local favorites that our staff feels very confident with and will be given to you to take home as souvenirs.

General Fishing Gear


  • Waders

  • Wading shoes

  • Reel lubricant


Fly vest


  • Forceps 

  • Clippers

  • Wading belt 


Needle Nose Pliers


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