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Jim C. Chapralis
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JIM C. CHAPRALIS was the pioneer in the international fishing travel business. In 1961/62 he established the Fishing Division for Safari Outfitters, Inc. In 1975, he founded PanAngling Travel Service, which he sold in 1998. Jim and his staff booked more than 40,000 international fishing trips for anglers and explored, developed and marketed numerous fishing areas around the globe. He has fished in about 40 countries.

Jim has written dozens of articles for major fishing and outdoor magazines and several books including World Guide to Fly Fishing, Fishing Escapes (co-author) and, most recently, FISHING PASSION: a lifelong love affair with angling.

Jim was elected to the original Fishing Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Dolphin Award for his contributions to international fishing.

He won the International Distance Fly Casting Championship (Paris, France, 1955) and the All-Round Casting Championship (Stuttgart, Germany, 1956). After a hiatus of more than 40 years, Jim returned to tournament casting and has won a number of Gold, Bronze and Silver Medals (Senior’s Division) in recent ACA Nationals.

Although he fished most of the great places in the world, Jim is now addicted to Central Wisconsin stream trout fishing.

His varied background includes guiding for one year in Ontario, manufacturing and importing fishing tackle (Sportackle International), editing a regional outdoor publication and serving as a fishing consultant for an encyclopedia company.

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