Chip Shafer

Chip Shafer's fishing career began as a mate in Hatteras, North Carolina in 1973 under veteran captains who became his mentors. The following year he began running the Temptress between North Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas -- later adding Mexico and Venezuela.  He made a name for himself with tournament wins, double grand slams, and in 2004 a record-setting 500 billfish caught on fly with angler Nick Smith.