About Our Brands


Category 3 Fly Company is a small independent fly company based in Taupo, New Zealand. Those of you who have been fortunate enough to fish the wilderness rivers of New Zealand will have a good understanding of how technical it can be. For the last 15 years we have been lucky enough to spend over 150 days a season guiding anglers from all over the world on the wilderness rivers of New Zealand and over that period of time we have been constantly developing new patterns and tweaking old ones.

Fishpond have a passion for creating products that stretch the boundaries of traditional product design and set new standards for functionality in fishing as well as outdoor adventure travel and lifestyle equipment. Headquartered under the peaks of the Colorado Rockies, they have the perfect testing ground for new product designs and an environment that demands rugged construction in all of their packs, luggage, vests, nets and fishing accessories. Commitment to quality remains their core value.

The Folstaf Company is a small, family-owned business specialising in fly fishing and walking products for outdoor needs. Folstaf is the ultimate wading staff for fly fishing and is the recipient of Fly Rod and Reel Magazine's 'Product of the Millennium' Kudo Award. Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminium, Folstaf wading staffs fold to only 9 inches in length - then open instantly to full size. Engineered to snap together the second you need them using swage and flare joints that fit securely, forming a rigid staff.

The name George Gehrke is well known in fly fishing circles for the range of 'must-have' products that his company provides. The names "Gink' and 'Xink' are, perhaps, the most recognisable fly treatments in the industry. Anglers have relied on these two stalwarts to float or sink their flies for decades, and they continue to be as popular today as ever. No serious fly fisherman would consider being on the water without them. With essential fly fishing products like these, who else would you look to but Mayfly Tackle?

Fulling Mill is widely recognised as one of the world's leading manufacturers of quality fishing flies and fly tying hooks, offering exceptional value, service and a brand that can be trusted totally. With origins dating back to the 1930s, today they employ more than 200 skilled artisans and fly dressers. In addition to the standard patterns that we all know and love, Mayfly Tackle have worked with local fly fishing experts, and with Fulling Mill, to bring you a unique range of custom patterns specifically for Australian conditions.

HANAK Competition are at the forefront of the competition fly fishing scene. They produce a range of specialised rods, reels, fly hooks and fly tying products for the exacting and highly productive European nymphing techniques which have won many world championships. They are, perhaps, best known for their range of Czech nymphing leaders, indicators and accessories as well as their high quality flourocarbon tippet material. These products open up new techniques to Australian anglers and will increase your catch.

New for 2015 - Innovator's all new HLS² series fly rods represent the pinnacle of design and performance in fly rod technology. Innovator has once again proven that quality and performance can be achieved for under $400 retail. New graphite technology allows the new HLS² series to be lighter and stronger than ever before. The new large-arbor Innovator fly reels contain a cassette-style drag system, featuring 3 carbon disc washers for heat disbursement and ultra-low start up inertia to protect even the lightest tippets.

Korkers creates wading boots featuring patented adaptable traction that allows anglers to optimize their traction performance in varying conditions, both in and out of water. The Korkers brand was born over 50 years ago on the rugged and treacherous riverbanks of the Rogue River near Grants Pass, Oregon. The legendary OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System enables more (adventure) with less (gear). Interchangeable felt, rubber and spiked fishing soles add up to the most versatile and efficient all-terrain footwear available.

Nautilus fly reels are the finest reels made and are the fruit of 180 years of family tradition, innovation, and excellence. When you visit the Nautilus Reels factory in Miami, you encounter dedication amplified by passion, diligence fueled by tradition, and generations of experience with machinery. Cutting-edge advancements in fly fishing reel design and manufacturing that have been “Tested on Animals™” with species from steelhead in British Columbia to trout in Montana to tarpon near the Nautilus camp.

In 1856, Charles F. Orvis founded the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, offering superior fly-fishing equipment, and priding himself on customer satisfaction and service. Today, Orvis is the trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. For more than a century and a half they have loved the wild, explored it, and protected it. At their core they are a fly-fishing brand, inspired by nature, driven by curiosity, and fulfilled by adventure. A perfect fit with Mayfly Tackle, now Orvis' Australian distributor.

Renzetti Inc. is a family owned business that started operation the early 1970's from frustration with the fly tying vises that were available at the time. The company created the first True Rotary vise and quickly became the vise of choice of the elite. The Traveller Series of vises were introduced in the late 1980's and cemented the Renzetti brand as the premier name in vises. We take great pride in the fact that every process of our product line is made in the USA. Renzetti products are distributed in Australia by Mayfly Tackle.

Throughout their 60 year history, Scientific Anglers has consistently set the standard in premier fly-fishing. From inventing the contemporary floating fly line more than 50 years ago to their specialty core construction and patented AST and Sharkskin technologies they continue to transform and modernise the sport. Their equipment is designed to give you optimum performance with every cast. No other company has been responsible for so many great products that simplify the sport and help boost productivity.

Distributed in Australia by Mayfly Tackle. Innovative, exceptional quality fishing gear designed by fishermen for fishermen. Company founder Wayne Smith, originally from California, discovered his own New Zealand paradise while fishing his way across the South Pacific on his sailboat 20 odd years ago. Being a designer and innovator he continues to think up new and better ways of doing things. Every product that Smith Creek offers is an expression of our passion for adventure, the outdoors, and fly-fishing in particular.

The New Zealand Strike Indicator Tool has revolutionised nymphing for trout. Finally the nymph fisherman has an indicator system that is easy to put on, easy to move to suit diferent water depths, easy to remove, and that will not damage the leader. This amazing system was developed in New Zealand and utilizes the famous wool from that country to provide high visibility, great bouyancy, and easy control of indicator size. The indicator wool is even biodegradable to protect pristine environments.

Tacky are true innovators in the fly storage space. Their Original Box brings unmatched organization, visibility and reliability to your fly storage. The signature silicone anchoring pad holds flies tighter, doesn’t absorb water, withstands extreme temperature swings, and won’t get torn up by sharp hook points. New for 2020, the same, durable, shatter-resistant constructions gets an upgrade with recycled polycarbonate in a continued effort to reduce their footprint. Proudly distributed in Australia by Mayfly Tackle.

Tiemco are the true pioneers of fly fishing in Japan. Formed in 1969 to promote the sport, they established the first fly fishing school in Japan. The Tiemco range includes everything from rods and reels to technical clothing as well as their world-class range of hooks, quality tools and innovative materials for fly tying - all with the elegance and precision which has made Japanese craftsmanship prized by fishermen. No wonder they have partnered with Mayfly Tackle to bring their products to Australian anglers.