Over the course of a career that spans nearly three decades, Captain Chris Sheeder has refined many of the techniques used in catching billfish on the fly and accumulated a career billfish tally of more than 35,000. Equally as impressive are his stories and ease with which the Hawaii native relates to fishing and life.
By Elliott Stark
While there are days when you’ll catch a bunch of fish and there are days when you get skunked, as a general rule you should probably not trust anyone who says that he or she does not enjoy fishing with Captain Chris Sheeder. Sheeder is laid back, quick with a joke and more than generous when it comes to sharing his experience and perspective. As for dock credibility, how does a career billfish tally of over 35,000 sound? Never one for bragging or self-promotion, you’d never know that his catch count is top two in history or that many of the modern approaches for bluewater fly fishing were refined in his cockpit.