10,000 Miles from Victor, Idaho

by | Nov 2, 2013 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

blog-Oct-31-2-13-1-Jeff-Currier-flying-to-AfricaWhile most despise the long flight I have a routine where they’re kind of fun.  I rarely read or watch movies when I’m home.  And I never do a crossword puzzle.  But on long flights I enjoy all.  Toss in a couple glasses of red and an Ambien and long flights are fun.


blog-Oct-31-2013-2-flyingI whizzed across the US yesterday then flew to Zurich, Switzerland last night.  I awoke to the stunning sight of the rugged snow covered Swiss Alps at sunrise – travel is incredible in this era.  In Zurich I had just enough time to sip a tasty Euro coffee then walk a lap around the airport before boarding yet another plane.  This one was a seven hour jaunt to Nairobi, Kenya.  Luckily Nairobi was a short stopover and then one hour further on to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where I met up with the group I’m hosting or tigerfish this week.


As you can expect I’m derailed after being scrunched in a plane seat for thirty-five hours and the day vs. night has completely flipped.  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is nine hours ahead of Victor, Idaho.


blog-Nov-1-2-13-Dar-Es-SalaamIt’s 1 AM Saturday morning here now (4 PM on Friday in Idaho).  I’m shooting for a few hours sleep then up early for breakfast with the group here at the Sea Cliff Hotel.  We’ll get picked up by Tourette and taken to the domestic airstrip and catch a two hour long charter flight to the bush followed by an hour jeep ride.  With a little luck, by this time tomorrow we’ll be comfortably in camp and perhaps smelling like tigerfish after an afternoon on the water.  This will be the last you hear from me until November 16th.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Erik Moncada

    Try and get a picture of a Cuckoo Bird

  2. Charley

    Have a great trip Jeff! Looking forward to reading about it soon.

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!