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Greetings and Welcome to Flyshop NZ Ltd
My name is Steve Gerard, I own and operate Flyshop NZ. I've been
fishing all my life having been brought up on the banks of the Rakaia river -
it was in our blood from day one, where as kids we did what kids do chasing eels, trout and salmon.
More recently, for 12
seasons, I have worked as a professional fishing guide based in Methven building up a successful guiding business, guiding about 100 days a season with the bulk of my customers being returning clients coming back to fish with me each year.
These days I've now hung up my guiding boots to run the Shop. (Yes I know, sounds a bit crazy but you gota do what you gota do.....) And the knowledge gained from those years out on the river helps me to help you.
When I worked as a full time guide
based away from the main
fishing equipment usually meant a long trip into town. Thus Flyshop NZ was
other part of my life has been spent working for Mt Hutt, where I
clocked up 20 winter seasons as an instructor.
I live in the friendly rural town of Methven in Canterbury with my wife and two young daughters. My wife can be found helping in the shop at times and will happily tell you about the largest fish she's caught!
About the Shop
Flyshop is both an
Online and a Bricks and Mortar fly fishing shop and this is now our 7th year trading. Was Incorporated as a Company in 2009. I have sent thousands of orders for flies and equipment to all corners of the world in that time.
My aim is to provide quality fly fishing
equipment that will work in New Zealand's conditions and that suits the
NZ style of fly fishing which is predominately sight fishing to
individually sighted fish of above average size by world standards.
There are certain things that make a big difference to catch rates and
your enjoyment out on the river; Line colour, long leaders, rods
that can handle an 8lb or larger fish, that are designed to cast in
NZ's often windy conditions and of course the right fly patterns for
the job at hand. This
is where my experience as a guide can ensure you are getting the right
product for the job. On the web site i've tried to give as much practical guidance in the
description of each product so that you know what you are getting and
that it will do the job you require of it.
Be assured that I personally stand
behind the quality our products, if you are unhappy then I will put
it right whatever that may require. I
continue to add and update products to
increase my range and to
extend our fly
list so as to provide a complete and comprehensive range of New
Zealand flies and tackle.
I welcome any feedback and suggestions of products
that you would like us to stock or if you have any question or queries about products please email:
Buy with confidence and rest assured that what ever product
it will serve you well and perform to expectations
Thank you for visiting our shop,