I wanted to highlight Heather’s awesome travels down under this month and feature some of the awesome women she’s met in Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. This month we have the super awesome road warrior Casey Pfeiffer.
Casey Pfeiffer first picked up a fly rod 7 years ago and began her journey by targeting large carp on the flats of the Murray river in South Australia. This bought about two lifelong loves, her obsession for fly fishing, and her now husband Lubin whom she met on the flooded golf course while fishing. Casey and Lubin’s first dates were fly tying lessons, which Casey very quickly excelled at. Her career Competition fly fishing started shortly after and she travels all across Australia competing.
Along with fly fishing in Australia, Casey has also spent a lot of time in the north Island of New Zealand targeting their famous rivers. In 2016, Casey travelled to the USA fly fishing for redfish and bass in the south before heading to Vail, Colorado. She had plans to be a controller at the World fly fishing championships but was asked to compete as a ghost angler, one of the few women to compete in the prestigious event.
Casey and her husband Lubin now live on the road in their blue van as full time travelling fly fishers. She has a fly tying business where she ties custom flies for clients all over, and also writes for several of Australia’s premier fishing magazines. Always keen to support and encourage ladies that want to fly fish, Casey has hosted groups and clinics in Australia and New Zealand, particularly aimed at those wanting to join competition trout fishing.