A Quick Jaunt to South Africa

by | Nov 22, 2018 | africa | 2 comments

fly fishing AfricaIt wasn’t long ago; around mid-September I remember, that despite being prime fishing season in Idaho, I was working too much and not fishing enough.  Many were concerned but I said don’t worry.  I knew that from late September until mid-December an epic fishathon was coming.


trout fishing in AfricaWell I wasn’t joking.  Today, with last week’s Belize trip blogs complete and all the salty photos edited and filed away, and as the first snow began to pound Idaho, I left for South Africa on a reconnaissance mission for the Word Masters Fly Fishing Team.  Team USA and I will return for the actual competition in February.


I’m meeting our Team USA manager, Jerry Arnold, in Johannesburg tomorrow afternoon.  Retrieving us will be South Africa trout fishing guide, Daniel Factor.  From there Dan will take us to the Dullstrom area spending a few days showing us around February’s competition waters which this year entail mostly lakes.  Our last two days at the end will be dedicated to yellowfishing.


fly fishing South AfricaJerry and I did this together back in March where we checked out the comp waters for this year’s tournament in Asturias Spain.  You may remember the floods that ruined our fishing however turned it into a fun tourist and eating trip.  Stay tuned, I’m sure this one will be fun also!


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  1. Gary Boyer

    Dang, I was hoping that you were fishing the salt down there. There are so many cool predator species

  2. Jeff

    Funny Gary. I know what you mean. You can backtrack the blogs to November 2015 and you’ll find me saltwater fly fishing in South Africa

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!