A Whale of Time Comes to an End

by | Dec 15, 2013 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

blog-Dec-15-2013-humpback-whaleMy marlin jinx will go on.  There’s not much to say about the fishing today, our last day of this trip.  Grant and his crew tried every trick in the book to entice a marlin to come from the deep to where I could cast my fly to him, but we saw absolutely zero fish.  Not a marlin.  Not a dorado.  Not a fish at all.  But the day was not lost.  We were treated to an exceptionally close encounter with a breaching humpback whale.  We stood in awe as this 80,000 lb animal took to the air close to our small boat.  I’ll never forget seeing this whale or the incredible sound his pectoral fins made when they slapped the water.

It’s not always about the fish folks!

Next week on the blog – a year in review – what a year it was.

Then it’s Show Time!

Happy holidays!

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Erik Moncada

    That would be a spectacular sight!

  2. Jeff

    It was just as good as catching something spectacular. Wish I could have gotten him to eat something!

  3. Erik Moncada

    Ha ha ha ha!!! On a dry no less…

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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!