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Welcome to our new web site, exclusively for fly anglers.
Love fly fishing for smallmouth bass?
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-- June 28 to July 3, 2015 --
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Smallmouth Fly Angler, brought to you by Tim Holschlag, is devoted to the finest fish in our waters, smallmouth bass, and the special joys of fly fishing for them.
We are all about smallmouth bass fly fishing, plus added features on other warmwater species.
You'll find plenty of information about how, where and why to fly-fish for smallies, wherever you live.
We give smallies the respect they deserve, and want to share with you the special joys of smallie angling.
Smallmouth Bass in South Africa
Tim Holschlag's mission in life is to fish wherever smallies swim-- even if it's on the other side of the globe!
South Africa is about the only place outside of North America that has smallmouth bass, so it was Tim's duty to go there. He spent 3 weeks in South Africa during November, on a cross-country tour fishing for a variety of species including smallmouth bass, a non-native fish there.
Fly fishers in South Africa use Tim Holschlag's book, "Smallmouth Fly Fishing" as a manual for how to catch smallies. (He has also been quoted in "The Complete Fly Fisher" magazine there.) So Holschlag was invited to take a fly-fishing tour of their country. Besides smallmouth bass, Tim fished for a variety of other species, in both fresh and salt water, with South Africa's top fly-fishing experts. This other angling included catching enormously powerful Yellowfish in the Vaal River and Rainbow Trout in remote mountain streams.
While in South Africa, Tim Holschlag also gave presentations at the Fly Tiers Guild in Johannesburg and the Cape Piscatorial Society (Cape Town) on "Warmwater Fly Fishing in North America."