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Zane Mirfin's Flyshop

Our valued customers are always asking our advice about other products and services. It was a logical progression to help them get what they need, when they need it. The New Zealand outdoors are an uncompromising environment so we only sell what we use ourselves…
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Mirfz Trout Flies

Zane Mirfin's Original Fly Patterns

What Rene Vaz of Manic Tackle says: "Quirky, good looking and an incredible fish catcher; three features that Zane Mirfin shares in common with his three killer fly patterns, if you want to learn more then check out any of Zane's articles in Fish & Game Magazine or his books Brown Trout Heaven and The Last Best Place, or better still hire Zane for the day and learn from one of New Zealand's most experienced and knowledgeable fly fishing guides".

All flies come by the dozen (12) in a lightweight plastic container for protection and storage.  All flies tied on quality hooks for big NZ trout.

Mirfz BLT Dry (Black Little Thing)

Mirfz BLT Dry Black
In New Zealand we use two flies - a brown one and a black one!
 
Rene Vaz of Manic Tackle says: When it comes to tackling wary trout in the heavily fished Nelson area, you need patterns that are subtle but effective.  This simple little black parachute is easy to spot in the surface film as it runs through riffles and has a clean profile of a classic mayfly dun.  In overcast conditions or early morning when the water's surface goes silver you won't lose sight of this puppy!

Zane Mirfin says: These are the flies we use for our own commercial guiding.  They are original ZM designs tied on top quality NZ-style hooks to catch the big fish.  Black flies are particularly successful in Eastern waters

Sold by the dozen (12) only NZ $40 inc GST

Mirfz BLT Dry (Brown Little Thing)

Mirfz BLT Dry Brown
In New Zealand we use two flies - a black one and a brown one!

Rene Vaz of Manic Tackle says: When it comes to tackling wary trout in the heavily fished Nelson area, use need patterns that are subtle but effective.  This simple little brown parachute is easy to spot in the surface film as it runs through riffles and has a clean profile of a classic mayfly dun.  In overcast conditions or early morning when the water's surface goes silver you won't lose sight of this puppy!

Zane Mirfin says: These are the flies we use for our own commercial guiding.  They are original ZM designs tied on top quality NZ-style hooks to catch the big fish.  These Brown dry flies are a particularly useful during Coloburiscus Mayfly hatches but work great anytime, even as a searching pattern.

Sold by the dozen (12) only NZ $40 inc GST

Mirfz BLT Nymph (Black Little Thing)

Mirfz BLT Black Nymph
In New Zealand, we use two flies - a brown one and a black one!

Rene Vaz of Manic Tackle Project says:
Slim, dark and handsome.  This little guy has a surprising amount of weight with very little resistance in the water to hinder it's sink rate, making it a perfect little pattern for working deep runs.  The black tungsten bead is hidden in the thorax and being tied with no flash or tinsel these patterns are a must for any NZ trout angler.

Zane Mirfin says: Once you've fished black you'll never go back! This nymph really gets down to deep fish.  Particularly good in Eastern waters.

Sold by the dozen (12) only NZ $40 inc GST

Mirfz BLT Nymph (Brown Little Thing)

Mirfz BLT Brown Nymph
In New Zealand, we use two flies - a black one and a brown one!

Rene Vaz of Manic Tackle Project says:
Slim, tanned and handsome.  This little guy has a surprising amount of weight with very little resistance in the water to hinder it's sink rate, making it a perfect little pattern for working deep runs.  The copper tungsten bead is hidden in the thorax and being tied with no flash or tinsel these patterns are a must for any NZ trout angler.

Zane Mirfin says: Perhaps the ultimate Mayfly pattern. This nymph really gets down to deep fish.  Works everywhere trout swim!

Sold by the dozen (12) only NZ $40 inc GST

Mirfz Golden Caddis Nymph

Mirfz golden caddis
Rene Vaz of Manic Tackle Project says: Caddis are a frequently forgotten part of a trout's diet and as a result when you feel the fish have seen every fly pattern known to man, these little guys will come into their own.  With a coffee coloured lucent bead, these quick sinking nuggets are sparse and dull enough to not raise suspicion on even the most wary of fish, whilst being packed with enough triggers to draw a response from everything that swims.

Zane Mirfin says:  I've been fishing caddis nymphs like this since I was a boy.  This golden caddis is the modern version of my original yellow caddis.  If any other caddis pattern worked better I'd be using it!

Sold by the dozen (12) only NZ $40 inc GST
 

Fly Fishing Books

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Zane Mirfin - Books & Magazines


Check out some of the books we've been involved in writing over the past few years.  Books are useful to learn about the New Zealand fishery or a great memento of your fishing trip here.  Lots of quality information and great photos.  We're happy to sign them if you wish.

The Last Best Place.

Zane Mirfin is a fishing guide, author and award winning journalist.  In this book of over 100 images he captures the essence of what makes New Zealand fly fishing special and exciting.

Bob South, award winning editor of Fish & Game New Zealand magazine, has selected quotes from angling writers and celebrities to complement and support each of these images.

" Mirfin, you prick.  Here I am up to my ears in bloody work and you're sending me pictures of big fish - have you no shame???  Why don't you write another book about the secrets of fishing for trophy trout for me?? Graham Gurr, Publisher - Halcyon Press, Auckland, NZ, November 2010

 NZ $69.95 incl GST