Archive | January, 2016

The Somerset New Jersey Fly Fishing Show 2016

blog-Jan-28-2016-1-wolfeboro-nhIt’s been a nice three days up in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire between shows.  I caught up on emails, got in a few workouts and booked a flight to Gabon.  Gabon will take place in March and I’ll have more on this long dreamt fishing trip in weeks to come.

 

blog-Jan-28-2016-2-jeff-currier-bass-artThis weekend it’s the Somerset New Jersey Fly Fishing Show.  Last year I drew on more than a dozen Cliff Fly Boxes.  I have a few done up in advance ranging from striped bass, trout, bass, tarpon and bonefish.  I’ll have blanks as well so you can place your order at the show.  I need about an hour to get one done.  And keep in mind you’re welcome to bring your own box or even a computer.  Computers are hot this year!

 

Here are my presentations for the weekend.

 

I hope to see you there!

 

Friday

11:00 – “Tricks and Tactics for Fly Fishing the World’s Best Flats”

Saturday

2:45 – “Fly Fishing for Carp – A 20lb Fish Near Home”

Sunday

2:00 – “Trout Bumming the World – New Adventures”

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

A Break Between Fly Fishing Shows

blog-Jan-25-2016-turkeys-in-nhThe Marlborough Fly Fishing Show is in the books.  I had a blast as always seeing old friends and my seminars were a success.  I’m happy to say my new PowerPoint show “Streamer Tricks for More and Bigger Trout” went smooth and was well received.  We now have three days off to chill out with family and a bunch of turkeys up here in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire before heading to the Somerset New Jersey Fly Fishing Show.  More on the biggest Fly Fishing Show on the planet on Thursday.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

The Marlborough Fly Fishing Show 2016

blog-Jan-21-2016-1-flying-in-winterIn a blink of an eye I found myself back on a plane from snowy Idaho to Boston on Tuesday.  I say snowy because we are getting buried in the Yellowstone Country.  I shoveled most of my 36 hours while home from Wisconsin and my flight out of Idaho Falls to head east required a major deice session and I was lucky to get out at all.

 

blog-Jan-21-2016-2-jeff-currier-fish-artI’m presently at my folks house in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  This weekend it’s the Marlboro, Massachusetts Fly Fishing Show.  As always I’ll be showing my art including many coffee mugs and beer steins with the new swimming fish on them.  I suspect the new style brook trout will sell out fast.

 

blog-Jan-21-2016-3-fish-coffee-cupsAs always I’ll be giving my PowerPoint presentations and casting demonstrations.  “Streamer Tricks for More and Bigger Trout” will be a new PowerPoint presentation that has been long in the making.

 

I hope to see you there!

 

Friday

11:00 – “Casting in the Wind and the Double Haul”

3:00 – “Tricks and Tactics for Fly Fishing the World’s Best Flats”

Saturday

11:30 – “Streamer Tricks for More and Bigger Trout”

3:15 – “Fly Casting 101”

Sunday

11:00 – “Streamer Tricks for More and Bigger Trout”

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

Full On Wisconsin Experience

blog-Jan-17-2016-1-fly-fishing-presentationsI suspected the jaunt to Wisconsin to speak to the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited would be fun and it was.  The turnout for their mid-winter Icebreaker was fantastic and I met a lot of great folks.  The only downfall to the grand trip was when the Green Bay Packers lost their playoff game in overtime last night.

 

blog-Jan-17-2016-2-madison-wiI watched the thriller on ten big screens with Craig Amacker from the State Street Brats Tavern in downtown Madison.  You want to talk about a wild sporting event to be a part of.  When Rogers threw the Hail Mary with five seconds left I thought there was an earthquake!  Unfortunately, that was the last Packers celebration until next season. . . .

 

blog-Jan-17-2016-3-green-bay-packersI’m presently recuperating on the flight home.  I’ll enjoy being home for a whopping 36 hours before I cross country again to speak at the Marlboro Fly Fishing Show in Massachusetts where I’ll give many presentations.  This will be another action filled weekend and I’ll have more on this later in the week.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

Trout Unlimited Madison, Wisconsin IceBreaker

blog-Jan-13-2016-1-victor-idLet’s keep it “rollin”.  I’m busting through the Idaho snow on the way to speak for the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited for their 33rd annual “IceBreaker” in Madison.  I studied in Ashland, Wisconsin and graduated from Northland College back in 1987.  I love this state!  I hope my old 91 Explorer makes it over the pass and that my flights are on time.  I’ve been looking forward to this one.

 

Fish Creek near Ashland, WI 1984

Fish Creek near Ashland, WI 1984

On Saturday I will be presenting “Four Seasons of the Yellowstone Trout Bum” and “Trout Bumming the World – All New Adventures”.  Then I believe we’ll watch the Green Bay Packers from a WI bar.  Does it get any better?

 

I hope to see my Midwest friends there!

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

First Fly Fishing Show in the Books

blog-Jan-12-2016-1-interstate-80It was a wearisome drive from Victor to the Denver Fly Fishing Show 2016. On dry roads the car ride takes 7 hours but this year took 10 and will go as one of the longest in years.  Wildlife, snow, slush, mud and a turned over Fed X truck made the travel tediously slow going and painful to deal with.

 

Naturally the one place we experienced dry roads I got busted for speeding doing 81 mph in a 65.  I was caught while passing a three-trailer gas truck that was dousing us with gravel in its wake.  It was simply bad luck on our part and the officer that popped up a mile away would have done the same thing if he was driving his own car behind such a disaster.  But the officers of Sublette County are well known for being unforgiving.

 

blog-Jan-12-2016-3-jeff-currier-fish-artOnce we settled in Denver the stress eased.  Our hotel is attached to the show and only a five minute walk between them.  During the three day show most my Colorado friends stopped by to say hi and as usual I made a few new ones.  I did plenty of art when I had time.  I did my sharpie art on two computers – a new canvas for me.  This is one of a golden dorado for my South American friends of Untamed Angling.

 

I’m happy to say all my updated and new PowerPoint Shows were well attended and received great reviews.  I also had fun entertaining on the casting ponds with demonstrations from the basics to the double haul.  I’m relieved the stress of getting ready for show season is now behind me.

 

blog-Jan-12-2016-2-bighorn-sheepThe first show of the year is always the hardest but brush aside the thankless drive from Victor to Denver, Fly Fishing Show Denver 2016 was a huge success.  Next up is Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin for Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimiteds winter get together, Icebreaker.  I’ll be presenting “Four Seasons of the Yellowstone Trout Bum” and “Trout Bumming the World”.  This will be a fun filled event on my many old stomping grounds.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

Denver Fly Fishing Show 2016

blog-Jan-6-2016-1-jeff-currier-fish-artIts show season and tomorrow I start the travel. I’ll be going just about everywhere this year and you can check out my schedule here.  If you’re in the area please swing by to say hi and catch one of my many seminars.  I’ve added several new PowerPoint programs and updated all the old ones with new photos from 2015’s incredible adventures.  I’ll also be on the casting ponds giving demos from the basics to the double haul.

 

 

blog-Jan-6-2016-2-jeff-currier-coffee-mug-artWhen not entertaining I’ll be doing my usual of coloring up Cliff Fly Boxes with sharpies as well as anything else folks bring me.  I’ll have a table somewhere amongst the fly tiers only my table will be covered in my well-known coffee mugs, beer steins and more.  If you’re familiar with these be prepared to check out the new swimming fish series, the pheasant and the salmon flies.

 

Here are my seminar and demonstration times starting Friday at the Denver Fly Fishing Show.  Click on most of the presentation titles for full details:

 

Friday

2:30 – Authors Booth

3:00 – Release Room – “Tricks and Tactics for the World’s Best Flats”

Saturday

10:30 – Release Room – “Fly Fishing for Carp”

11:45 – Authors Booth

2:15 – Pond 2 – “Fly Casting 101”

Sunday

10:30 – Release Room – “Trout Bumming the World – New Adventures”

12:00 – Authors Booth

3:15 – Pond 1 – “Casting in the Wind and the Double Haul”

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

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