A Cool Fall Day Smallmouth

by | Sep 23, 2018 | fly fishing for smallmouth bass | 2 comments

flyfishing Wolfeboro New HampshireI was in the canoe for six hours yesterday with my niece Sierra.  That’s a long time sitting in the paddling position when you’re over 50.  There was no way I was canoe fishing again today.  Plus the temperatures plummeted last night and we had a high of 54° and a brisk breeze.  My sister Becky and I went for a short two hour fishing and hiking trip down the wind sheltered railroad tracks out of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.


fly fishing for smallmouth bass in New HampshireThere’s all kinds of water to fish from the tracks ranging from shore fishing Back Bay to Lake Wentworth.  We settled somewhere in between and other than some mini chain pickerel and a few pumpkinseeds fishing was slow.


flyfishing for smalliesBut then I heard Becky hollering.  By the time I got to her she had landed and released a nice smallmouth bass on the popper.  I was bummed to miss seeing my first smallie in months but as I watched Becky strip her popper on the next cast she hooked up again.  And this fish was no slouch!


Smallmouth bass with Becky RoseMinutes later Becky landed her best smallmouth ever.  It was a nice 16” cold fall day fish!  I snapped off a few shots then it was back to work for both of us.  Another hour of fishing but Becky’s two smallies were it.


smallies on the flyGranny and I have two more days here in NH but fishing conditions look rough.  These cold temps will linger and tonight some big rain began and it’s forecasted to fall for the next 36 hours.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Dave Dillon

    Jeff I really enjoy your blog and it encourages me to expand my fly fishing horizons. I’m retired and look forward to reading about your travels.

  2. Jeff

    Dave, thanks for your comment. Writing the blogs consume my free time from fishing but its all worth it when I hear things like this. Thanks for reading the blog and good luck!

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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!