Casey Cravens guides in the Dunedin, Gore, Queenstown and Wanaka regions--the Mataura River, Otago and Southland streams, and the wilderness rivers of the South Island.
His fishing obsession dates back to a childhood in a hot dry land far, far away. For 25 years he's fly fished for a wide range of species--from Texas black bass and redfish to Rocky Mountain cutthroats, to Quebec's sea-run brook trout and Atlantic salmon. A few years back he spent six months in Chile and Argentina exploring the far-flung fisheries of Patagonia and improving his Spanish.
Casey moved to Dunedin in 1993, where he helps raise two fine sons. He enjoys backpacking the high country with camera and fly rod, sight fishing with a dry fly, and tying new patterns for hatch-driven rivers like the Mataura.
A member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association, Casey is a brand ambassador for Thomas and Thomas Rods. He enjoys reviewing gear, writing and giving talks on conservation, fly fishing traditions, techniques and destinations.