Trophy Smallmouth Bass from North America to South America
with Tim Holschlag
The word is out . . . it's one hot fish! Across much of North America and all the way to South Africa, smallmouth bass are being recognized as an outstanding sport fish by growing multitudes of fly fishers. And there are those who argue that, pound for pound, the smallmouth is the strongest, best fighting and most fun fish to catch with a fly rod, with some fishers even going so far as to say that if a smallie and a trout were in a battle, after the struggle was over, the trout would need months of rest and rehabilitation.
In our February presentation, we will see and learn about the best smallmouth waters in North America, from Maine to Minnesota and Ontario to Virginia. (And some of these streams also include good-sized trout.) As an added bonus, we will also learn about a mostly unknown angling destination for Americans. That is South Africa, a large country that offers a wide range of great fly fishing. And not just for big smallmouth, but also superb rainbow trout found in beautiful rivers, nymph-eating five-pound yellowfish and powerful salt water fish available in stunning in-shore waters.
For all these destinations, we'll get insights on what makes certain waters outstanding or special. And who will be guiding us? Why our good friend and life-long smallmouth aficionado Tim Holschlag. Tim has fished more smallmouth rivers than any living angler and has fished these waters in different seasons and conditions. He recently spent a month in South Africa and was amazed at how many wonderful fly fishing opportunities there are in this beautiful country. Tim will also give us tips and tricks on how to catch smallmouth in diverse situations and locations. Using high definition video, superb photographs and personal narration, Holschlag's programs have enlightened and entertained fly anglers for 20 years.
Tim was born in the limestone stream and bluff region of northeast Iowa and by age 12 had graduated from creek chubs and green sunfish to smallmouth bass and brown trout. After three years as an Army paratrooper and four more at the University of Iowa, Holschlag moved to Minnesota and returned to his first love-- fishing.
And for nearly 25 years, he has been a full-time angling professional, fishing more than 320 smallmouth rivers around the globe. He is the author of three fishing books, the star in two videos and the writer of more than 750 articles published in a wide variety of outdoor magazines. His latest DVD -- Smallmouth Fly Fishing: REVEALED -- was filmed on 14 different rivers across the country and is acknowledged to be the most comprehensive and instructive smallmouth fishing video ever produced.
Besides working as a fishing guide, Tim Holschlag hosts Canadian fly fishing trips, conducts on-the-water smallmouth schools and indoor seminars. He also has his own line of flies offered though his company, Smallmouth Fly Angler, and he is the recipient of several national and regional conservation awards.
You can learn more about Tim, his passions and what he has to offer all fly fishers everywhere by going to: