“Memories from my early childhood are vague, but one thing that I really remember as if It had happened yesterday, is the day caught my first trout on fly at the age of six. Since that day fly fishing has been everything to me. I knew for certain that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I was introduced to this amazing sport by my father who is also a very keen fly fisherman and photographer. We still share the love of the sport till this day. Growing up in South Africa, most of my weekends were spent either fishing for yellow fish on the Vaal River or casting some longer lines at trout in the lakes of Dullstroom and surrounding areas. I started representing my country on the competitive circuit at the age of fourteen in 2005….
We’re excited to announce the newest addition to the Thomas & Thomas ambassador team, Christiaan Pretorius. Christiaan, a native South African has traveled the world and seen many places most of us only dream of. Over the years he’s earned himself a rather impressive fishing rap sheet, chasing fish across multiple continents as a guide. Throughout his travels, he’s discovered a love and passion for Thomas & Thomas rods as well as our company.