Tim Holschlag

Tim Holschlag has fished more smallmouth bass rivers than any known angler, over 300 different rivers across North America. In addition, he has caught smallmouth bass in dozens of lakes in both the US and Canada. He has a deep understanding of all types of smallmouth habitats.

Tim is the author of the highly acclaimed books, “Stream Smallmouth Fishing,” “Smallmouth Fly Fishing” and “River Smallmouth Fishing.” He is the creator and host of 2 popular DVDs– “Smallmouth Fly Fishing– REVEALED” and “Stream Smallmouth Fishing– the Movie.” He has written hundreds of magazine articles for the major fishing publications. Tim Holschlag is nationally known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the species and his smallmouth bass expertise.

How to Say “Holschlag”

Folks often wonder how to pronounce “Holschlag” a German name with a mouthful of consonants. (“You ought to buy a vowel, man.”)

Here’s the key“Holschlag” rhymes with “coleslaw,” but with a “g” at the end. Then, if you want to sound authentic, just slur the “schlag” part like you have a mouthful of coleslaw.

You’ve got it!

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Over two decades as a popular angling instructor, guide, seminar speaker and fly designer, Tim Holschlag has helped thousands of anglers improve their smallmouth bass fishing skills. His lifelong study of smallmouth gives people insights found nowhere else.

Tim receiving an award from Dr Thomas F. Waters

Tim receiving the Dr. Thomas F.
Waters Stewardship Award

As the co-founder of the Smallmouth Alliance organization in 1988, Tim’s smallmouth bass passion extends beyond how to catch them. His commitment to conservation has meant a strong advocacy for protecting the species and the waters where they live.

Recognizing his conservation efforts, Tim has been awarded both the Federation of Fly Fishers James Henshall Award and the Dr Thomas F. Waters Stewardship Award for smallmouth bass conservation.

Independent recognition of Tim’s angling expertise can found on Google. At last count, there were over 3,000 fishing-related entries for “Tim Holschlag”

See Tim Holschlag’s Official Biography at Smallmouth Angler Press (for clubs and businesses)



Books and DVDs by Tim Holschlag

Smallmouth Fishing Cover

The first, classic book now out of print.

Smallmouth Fly Fishing Cover

The most comprehensive
book ever written on fly fishing for smallmouth bass

Smallmouth Fly Fishing DVD

The best instructional
DVD ever filmed on fly fishing for smallmouth bass

River Smallmouth Fishing Book

The most comprehensive book on river smallmouth

Stream Smallmouth Fishing DVD

The DVD version of the classic book on stream smallies

Adventures of a Fishing Bum book cover

True tales of Tim Holshlag’s adventures (Out in June 2017)