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Manic Guide to Happiness and Catching More Fish November 22nd 2017

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The Flyfisher Boardroom from 6PM on Wednesday 22nd of November.

Manic Guide to Happiness and Catching More Fish

With Manic Tackle Project's Rene Vaz

Rene Vaz is one of New Zealand's best-known anglers and tackle industry leaders. His company Manic Tackle Project is in its tenth year of operation and has grown from a garage startup to become Australasia’s largest distributor of flyfishing tackle. Today, Manic looks after Simms, Scott, Waterworks-Lamson, Hatch Outdoors, Airflo, Trout Hunter, C&F Design, Montana Fly Company and also its own Manic Fly Collection.

Rene's talk will be full of practical information that will help you catch more, and have more fun doing it. Rene will also give the low down on the impressive Simms 2018 collection, the new Scott G Series rods, and Waterworks-Lamson’s Centre Axis rod system.


Who is Rene Vaz?

  • Past NZ Fly Fishing Champion
  • Past Bronze Team Medal winner at the World Fly Fishing Championships.
  • FFF and STANIC certified fly casting instructor
  • Masters degree in Fisheries Biology and Management
  • Written and photographed for a number of the world’s leading magazines
  • Featured on Adventure Angler and Pure Fly TV shows and Gin Clear Media's North and South Island Back Country Films
  • Presenter of the Manic Guide to Fly Casting DVD
  • Product development consultant for many of the world’s leading tackle companies

    Our regular information evenings take place in our large boardroom that features a largescreen TV for displaying slide shows. The boardroom is the ultimate learning space but it also provides the perfect setting to meet and chat with other like-minded anglers. Drinks and snacks are served at the bar and we guarantee you'll be in comfort whilst listening to some of the world's best flyfishers'.


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Rene Vaz is one of NZ’s best known anglers and tackle industry leaders. He is a wealth of knowledge and this talk cannot be missed!