Chase has an Ichthyologist and zoologist by degree, but most of his post-studies and employment have been guide related. He has been fishing competitively for over 15 years representing both provincial teams at the South-African Fly Fishing Championships as well as our national team at the World Fly Fishing Championships. When in South Africa he actively is involved with the Oceanographic Research Institute and a member of their fish tagging program. He is a coach and he trains members of the South African Youth fly fishing team. Since arriving in the United States, he built a ranch with his family and occasionally joins bass tournaments all while working at Ed’s Fly Shop.