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Stephan Van Der Merwe
FIELD STAFF
Pretoria, South Africa

Stephan is a self confessed fly fishing addict and he has been fly fishing for the past 15 years or so. He fished rock and surf competitively for a number of years, and he still enjoys catching monster Sharks on conventional tackle every now and then.

He has a passion for wildlife & nature conservation and he acquired his FGASA Level 1 Field Guide qualification in 2009. He also brews his own craft beer at home (this is the only reason that we are friends with him).

He spends most of his free time on the Vaal River where he mainly targets Smallmouth Yellowfish but he also enjoys catching Carp and Barbel.
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Edu Van Staden
FIELD STAFF
Pretoria, South Africa

Edu has been hunting and fly fishing for the better part of 20 years. He attended the Kobus Schoeman Hunting Academy in 2011 where he became a qualified Professional Hunter in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Edu has also been bowhunting for the last 7 years and he has competed in both the SABA and ABO competitive circles.

His favourite pastime is hunting Impala in the bushveld with his old faithful 7×57 Mauser in a Winchester M70 Pre 64.
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Emile Smit
FIELD STAFF
Pretoria, South Africa

Emile has been hunting since the tender age of only 8 years old. He has been bowhunting for the past 5 years and he has taken a number of different species with a compound bow, of which a 54″ Kudu Bull is one of his most memorable trophies. He reloads his own ammunition and he enjoys hunting in the Karoo, where his family has a game farm near Hopetown in South Africa.

He also enjoys catching Yellowfish in the Orange river and he is a fundi when it comes to catching Carp on fly.
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Hennie Viljoen
EDITOR
Pretoria, South Africa

Hennie attended the Kobus Schoeman Hunting Academy in 2011 where he became a qualified Professional Hunter in the Limpopo province of South Africa. He has been hunting and fly fishing since 1999 and he is also a passionate fly-tier and ammunition re-loader.

He has written articles for well known hunting and fly fishing magazines and he is also the founder and editor of GAFF. In 2006 he started bowhunting and he has done so for the past 9 years. During this time he has represented various bowhunting companies as pro staff, both in the hunting field as well as in the SABA and ABO competitive circles.

His favourite pastime is to Macnab, where one has to hunt a buck, catch a fish on fly and shoot a game bird in flight all from sunrise to sunset in one day.
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