A Nightmare Comes True

by | Mar 2, 2011 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

All was good yesterday morning. I was finally home. Granny left to work. I had my coffee in hand. And the birds were happy to have food again. Half way through my cup I lit up my hotmail and there it was “All March 5-12 Brazil Trips Must Reschedule”. Was I seeing this right? No way. This was some kind of mistake.

With less than 24 hours till takeoff, my hosted Brazil trip was cancelled. I couldn’t believe it was happening. I was in shock. However, beginning last Thursday, torrential rains even beyond the norm of the rainforest, began to flood the Amazon. River levels were rising 4 – 6 inches per hour, the absolute worst scenario an angler could have while camped in the Amazon in search of peacock bass.

To make a long story short, yesterday was one of the most difficult days I can remember. Not only was I traumatized, disappointed and the list of lousy feelings goes on, but I had to call all seven of my guests on this trip and tell them their dream trip was postponed. The experience was brutal.

Reluctantly, everyone accepted the horrid news. They too were stunned, but no one wanted to spend that much money and travel that far for poor fishing and soggy camping. So after a day on the internet and phone, the trip is officially postponed and plane tickets are cancelled. My hosted Brazil 2011 will reschedule.

As my good friend and one of the guys on my trip Steve Berry said, “When it rains it pours”. I’m not sure I really wanted to crack a smile at that, but it’s true. Even during the midst of dry season, Mother Nature can cut loose in the Amazon. The fortunate thing about this mess is that we aren’t trapped down there right now and River Plate Outfitters are kind enough to allow a reschedule without loss of any money.

Don’t let this unfortunate situation scare you from booking your dream trip to the Amazon. The Amazon is truly one of the most amazing fisheries on the planet and you need to go. Not only that, 2011 will go down as one of the Amazons least fished years in recent memory. 2012 has good potential to be the best ever. Rain doesn’t scare me, and to prove it I’ll be booking my 2012 week shortly. Contact me soon!


  1. Pat Oglesby

    Sorry to hear you had to cancel your Amazon plans. I was looking forward to the pics!

  2. Jeff Currier - Global Fly Fishing

    Man, it was a tough one to swallow. But life goes on and we are already reshceduled. To keep the blog interesting I plan to post some info about fish of the Amazon. I never have time to do this as its always a fishing report. Time to learn!

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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!