Category 3 Fly Company is a small, independent fly company based in Taupo, New Zealand.
Anyone who has been fortunate enough to fish the wilderness rivers of New Zealand will have a good understanding of how technical it can be. Gin clear water with some of the spookiest fish on the planet that require pin point accuracy and the right choice of fly. Category 3 creates those flies!
We have found these guide-tested patterns to be equally effective on selective trout from Big Sky Country to Patagonia, and we are sure they will be deadly on your favorite waters too!
"For the last 15 years I 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 I have been constantly developing new patterns and tweaking old ones to create a selection of flies using quality materials and construction techniques, that work around the world. These are the flies that we use!"
Sean Andrews - Category 3 Flies