Archive | January, 2014

A Long Relationship with Scientific Anglers Continues

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I’m thrilled to announce that my association with Scientific Anglers will continue on.  I don’t mean to sound surprised, however several fly fishing companies were juggled last year and Scientific Anglers was purchased by Orvis.  I have a high respect for Orvis but absolutely no history with them for my entire 30 years in the fly fishing industry.  I wasn’t sure if SA could keep me on to endorse, test and promote their proven products. But early in January I put my worries to rest and to my delight the relationship will continue.

 

blog-Feb-1-2014-jeff-currier-flyfishing-belizeNot only will I keep catching fish using all the Scientific Angler Fly Lines I’ve grown to love, but I’ll test and contribute to the development of new fly lines and other products as well.  As for new products, get ready for the new SharkWave.  Honestly I’ve yet to toss one, but from what I’m hearing this new friction free fly line combines the best of the Sharkskin Line and my favorite, the Master Textured fly line.  Stay tuned as I’ll soon be experiencing the new line for myself.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

East Coast Fly Fishing Shows Complete

blog-Jan-28-2014-Jeff-Currier-artworkThe Somerset, New Jersey Fly Fishing Show was another dandy.  The aisles were jam packed with excitement and I kept busy from opening on Friday till closing time on Sunday.  I picked up a horrendous crud that took the life out of me by mid day Saturday.  Too many handshakes I guess at previous shows – it was bound to happen.  I grit through it kicked out my seminars and decorated more than a dozen Cliff Boxes, computer cases, Patagonia Boat Bags and even a few phone covers.  I never stopped.

 

Now that the East Tour is over I’m dead to the world.  The crud is brutal and today was time to fight it with the heavy stuff.  It doesn’t help that there’s another arctic cold front here in New Hampshire.  To make it more fun, Granny and I are heading back to Idaho in the morning and it sounds like will be facing a good snowstorm back home.  I hope we get in.

 

I don’t have another show until mid February however I’ll keep busy.  Next Wednesday night, February 5th I’ll be the guest on Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio.  I’ll be talking golden dorado and my recent trip down to Bolivia.  The very next morning I’ll head for the Northwood’s of Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin for four days of hardwater fishing for pike, walleye, perch, black crappie, bluegill and whatever else takes the jigs.  I absolutely can’t wait for the little mid tour vacation!

 

Expect a full report with photos from the ice – the first fishing reports of 2014!

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

The Somerset Fly Fishing Show

blog-Jan-23-2014-wolfeboro-new-hampshireIt’s been a nice trip back East.  Granny and I knocked off a successful Marlborough Fly Fishing Show and caught up with plenty of my family and friends.  We’ve also enjoyed our time hanging out in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  But today it’s back to work starting with the dreaded six hour drive to New Jersey.  This time it’s for the biggest show of all, the Somerset Fly Fishing Show.

 

You’ll have to look hard to find me doing art amongst the fly tiers.  There are so many tiers at this show it’s incredible.  No matter what, be sure and do so to say hello and check out some of my new stuff.  What I mean is I have a bunch of new products including frosted beer glasses and stainless travel mugs with my fish on them.  As always I have limited supply because of flight travel and last weekends show in MA.  If you’re after a particular fish drop me a note and I’ll hang on to one for you.

I’ll be giving presentations this weekend as well.  Here’s my schedule:

Friday – 2:45 – “Warmwater Fly Fishing – Bass, Pike, Carp and More” 

Saturday – 10:00 – “Fly Fishing Saltwater – Bonefish to Billfish” 

Hope to see you there!

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

NH Break between Fly Fishing Shows

blog-Jan-21-2014-1-Rodrigo-Salles-Jeff-Currier-artThe Marlborough Fly Fishing Show was no less than superb.  This show has quickly become a favorite of mine.  It’s the smaller of all the Fly Fishing Shows but that gives me more time to visit with folks, many of which I know from growing up in this area.  Despite being a smaller show I had big crowds at both of my talks which always gets me fired up.  Amongst all that action I made time to draw up fish on all kinds of things.  Rodrigo Salles, my Argentine friend and owner of Tsimane Lodge in Bolivia presented me with my most challenging surface of all time, a rough ridged computer cover.  Nonetheless I think the golden dorado headshot came out well.

 

blog-Jan-21-2014-2-Wolfeboro-NHAfter the show Granny and I returned to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and hung with the family.  I spent all of yesterday with my nieces.  We had a full day starting with a walk out on the ice of Lake Winnipesaukee visiting ice fishermen.  The girls have never walked on ice before.  That seemed crazy to me being my brother and I grew up on frozen lakes and ponds.  The girls loved the hard-water experience and got a full on clinic on how tip-ups work for ice fishing from one of the hardcore locals.

 

blog-Jan-21-2014-3-pileated-woodpeckerFrom there we walked downtown for hot chocolates.  A highlight on the way was running into this stunningly beautiful pileated woodpecker.  The pileated is one of the incredible birds of the Northwood’s and it’s very unusual to get this close.  My niece Sammy cracked off this spectacular photo with her new camera as he hammered away only a few feet above us.

 

blog-Jan-21-2014-4-Wolfeboro-NH-snowmanIn late afternoon we rolled up a backbreaking base for what became a 6-foot plus tall snowman.  I’m sore as heck today from putting every muscle in my body towards the last few turns.  The midsection snowball was so heavy my brother had to come out and help me place it on top of the base.  The girls and I are extremely happy with the final product however.

 

The last move of the day was some candlepin bowling at the famous Funspot at Weirs beach.  Tossing the small balls down the lane is a favorite past time.  Even more fun was showing off my skillful hand-eye coordination on Space Invaders, Packman, Defender and my all time favorite, Crazy Climber.  There’s no question about it, mastering these video games during my youth helped my fly fishing.

 

The kids are gone now and its time to prepare for the largest Fly Fishing Show of all in Somerset, New Jersey this upcoming weekend.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

The Marlborough Fly Fishing Show

blog-Jan-16-2014-1-jeff-and-granny-currierNot much to blog about lately because I’ve been working like a mad man.  Since the Denver Fly Fishing Show I slipped home for a few days and caught up on art and office work then traveled to Idaho Falls and spoke to the Snake River Cutthroats Fly Fishing Club.  This week finds Granny and I in New England.  We’ve been hanging out at the folks place in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire since Tuesday but today head down to the Marlboro, Massachusetts Fly Fishing Show.

 

blog-Jan-16-2014-2-false-albacore-artAs always, expect to find me doing art amongst the fly tiers.  Bring along your Cliff Fly Box or anything for that matter and hopefully I’ll have time to draw you up the fish of your choice with my sharpies.  No matter what, stop by and say hello and check out some of my new stuff.  What I mean is I have a bunch of new products including frosted beer glasses and stainless travel mugs with my fish on them.  As always I have limited supply because of flight travel.  If you’re after a striper, bluefish, false albacore or the new Atlantic Salmon drop me a note and I’ll hang on to one for you.

 I’ll be giving presentations this weekend as well.  Here’s my schedule:

Friday – 3:00 – “Fly Fishing Saltwater – Bonefish to Billfish”

 Saturday – 1:00 – “Warmwater Fly Fishing – Bass, Pike, Carp and More”

 Hope to see you there!

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

One Fly Fishing Show Down

blog-Jan-6-2014-1-jeff-currier-denver-fly-fishing-showThe Denver Fly Fishing Show is in the books.  Friday was insanely busy to kick off the season.  I gave a couple seminars and drew on Cliff Fly Boxes all day.  It was great fun and I must have caught up with over a 100 old friends and customers.

 

blog-Jan-6-2014-2-jeff-currier-fish-art-giftsHarvey Cohen, the man who puts my fish art on numerous products, joined me for the weekend.  Harvey showed off many of our new goods.  Folks went absolutely crazy about the new frosted beer mugs.

 

blog-Jan-6-2014-3-flyfishing-for-carpMy talks went fantastic.  Despite snow and treacherous highways on Saturday my 4 PM “Fly Fishing for Carp” presentation was jam packed.  That goes to show that folks are waking up to the big handsome fish down the street from home.

 

blog-Jan-6-2014-jeff-currier-paul-gaeke-kevin-kwigfieldFriday night Kevin Wigfield and I took out our friend Paul Gaeke for his 50th.  Unlike our 30th or 40th birthday celebrations, the 50th was tame and tasty.  We knocked back only a few micro brews and rather filled our bellies with incredible Indian food from Yak & Yeti in Arvada.

 

It was a great weekend.  Next on the speaking agenda is a visit to the Snake River Cutthroats Fly Fishing Club Wednesday night.  I’ll be delivering one of my favorites, “Fly Fishing Through Midlife Heaven”.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

The Denver Fly Fishing Show

blog-Jan-1-2014-1-winter-flyfishing-south-fork-riverIts time to put the rod away.   My annual speaking season kicks off tomorrow traveling to the Denver Fly Fishing Show.  From now till April 10th I have at least a gig a week.  While most are appearances at the famous traveling Fly Fishing Show, I have a few one night presentations at Fly Fishing Clubs nationwide.  It sounds grueling but I enjoy getting out and seeing folks.  If you’re wondering if I’ll be in your neck have a look at my schedule.  Even better, if you need a speaker at your event Contact me.

 

blog-Jan-1-2014-2-jeff-currier-cliff-fly-box-artThis weekend at the Denver Fly Fishing Show I’ll have a table and I’ll be cranking out my sharpie drawings on Cliff Fly Boxes.  Bring your box and I’ll draw any fish you want for only $35.  Or I can do something a bit more elaborate and the worst it will cost is $75.

 

Even if you don’t need a box, be sure and stop by and see some of the new product.  Sure, I’ll have my famous coffee mugs, but this year I’ll have beer steins and frosted mugs also.  Some of these items I saw for the first time this week and they are stunning!

 

Here’s my presentation schedule for the Denver Fly Fishing Show.

Friday – 12:00 – “Warmwater Fly Fishing – Bass, Pike, Carp and More”

Friday – 2:15 – “Fly Casing 101”

Saturday – 4:00 – “Fly Fishing for Carp”

I hope to see you there!

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Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

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