"Each spot (on the Mataura)
has its own condition for rise and David, our guide, knows it as
his fingertips. I learned many from him this time as well. He studies
Japanese and the person like me, who is not good at English, can
spend memorable time."
"A guide's competence may be measured by
the options he can offer. When heavy rain comes, when no hatch comes,
or when we find other fisherman in the spot we are planning to fish....
he always seem to have an alternative which is as good as the original
plan. He suprises us by his clever choice, and makes our days memorable.
He never lets us down."
Bill Higashi, editor/writer
"I refer all inquiries to a few select guides who I know are
the best in their area. David Orr is such a guide. No matter what
direction the wind should blow, David knows what river and which
section he should fish. He ties a great fly, possesses a contageous
enthusiasm for the sport of dry fly fishing... A booking with David
Orr will ensure you of being guided by one of Southlands best fly
Ron Grannerman, US fishing guide
"David is not only totally professional
about guiding but has the same "heart" and "attitudes"
towards match-the-hatch dry fly fishing which most Japanese fly
fishermen enjoy... I thoroughly enjoyed fishing with him and also
his and Bev's hospitality, and also appreciate his understanding
of our culture... I recommend anglers from Japan fish with him for
at least the first couple of days of their stay to ensure they will
understand the diversity of fishing opportunities there."
Read more client feedback at the Southland
Flies & Guides website.