A Northern Wisconsin Weekend

by | Oct 14, 2018 | fly fishing Wisconsin | 4 comments

October 13 – 14, 2018


flyfishing WisconsinGranny and made the spectacular drive north near Ashland, Wisconsin to visit my old Northland College roommate and his wife.  Howie and Sue graduated from Northland College with me back in 1987.  We stay in touch and the last time Howie and I fished was in 2017 in the Wisconsin Driftless Region.


flyfishing Fish Creek WIWe aimed to fish but all streams in Wisconsin are still over their banks from last weeks storm.  The river we planned to fish, Fish Creek, a tributary of Lake Superior was red.


Great Northwoods WIInstead we hung out.  We took some gorgeous hikes on their property through the hardwood forest.  Its prime time for foliage near the shores of Lake Superior and the scenery was in top form.




fishing in WisconsinSaturday afternoon we ended up at a cozy Wisconsin bar and watched the Brewers Dodgers game with the locals.  It doesn’t get more fun.  We returned to Howie and Sue’s for a feast after the game.


Delta DinerThis morning we got up and burnt off last nights steaks with another hike.  I can’t get enough of the north woods.  Then we did breakfast at the famous Delta Diner.  It was a highlight driving there because I used to ice fish the Delta region three times a week when in college.



Matt Norton flyfishing

There wasn’t fishing to be had but what a great visit!  A special thanks to Howie and Sue for hosting us.  We had an absolute blast.  This afternoon we returned to Boulder Junction where we are back on the muskellunge waters first thing tomorrow morning.  Unfortunately, it’s cold and snowing.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Jack L. Meredith

    Couldn’t agree more about the beauty and good fishing up north. Only difference is we spend all summer in Petoskey, Michigan and this year unfortunately , we had to come home a bit earlier and missed the peak color and grouse hunting. We still
    have one German Wirehaired Pointer and we hated to disappoint her.
    Oh yes, our freezer is full of lake trout and salmon for the winter.

  2. Lance

    Beautiful place… someone REALLY likes pumpkins! Delta Diner looks like one of those hidden jewels you love to stumble into.. Good luck on the muskie waters

  3. Jeff

    Just off the water and we have something special coming. . . . Thanks for reading!!

  4. Howie

    Great blog as always Jeff! Awesome catching up and looking forward to the next adventure.

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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!