About Jeff Currier

DSC_2103Jeff Currier was born in Massachusetts in 1965 and grew up fly fishing throughout New England.  After graduating from Masconomet Regional High School, his search for new fly fishing adventures led him to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin.  After four years of hardcore fly fishing for walleye, northern pike and muskellunge, in 1987 he graduated with a Naturalist Degree.  After graduation he headed for Wyoming for a summer of trout bumming.  This led to a fly shop management job in Jackson, Wyoming that for the next 23 years would guide him fly fishing around the world.

Today Jeff resides in Hayward, Wisconsin with his wife Yvonne where he bases his globe-trotting career in fly fishing.  Jeff is an active member of the R.L. Winston Rod Co, Simms Fishing ProductsScientific Anglers, Bauer Reels, Yeti, Costa SunglassesKate’s Real Foods, Fly Fishers International, Outcast Sporting Gear, Aire Whitewater and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Professional Advisory Team as well as a fly fishing lecturer and well known fish artist.  He has taught the skills of fly fishing, guided fly fishers throughout Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park and escorted fly fishers throughout six continents for many of the greatest game fish on Earth.

Jeff’s articles, photographs and artwork have graced the pages of magazines, catalogs, brochures and books.  Jeff is the acclaimed author of Currier’s Quick and Easy Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing and Currier’s Quick and Easy Guide to Warmwater Fly Fishing guide books.  He is a well sought after expert for television and commentary on radio appearing on Fishing the West, Fly Fishing the World, In Search of Fly Water, Reel Adventures, Fly Fish TV, Fly Fish America and Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio.  He was also a featured angler in the popular fly fishing movies Connect, WaypointsSoulfish 2, Carpland Evolution, Kendjam and Atlanticus.

Although Jeff spends much of his time fly fishing for trout, he is a walking encyclopedia of fly fishing for species worldwide.  He is constantly traveling and developing techniques for catching the most exotic fish imaginable in places where even the most avid adventurer refuses to go.  This “Catch & Release” IGFA World Record holder and National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame Record holder has fished in over sixty countries and caught over 456 species of fish on the fly!

Jeff has won several Best of the West Long Distance Fly Casting Competitions, the Jackson Hole One Fly Contest and competed throughout the world in fly fishing.  Jeff’s most recognized accomplishment was leading Team USA to its first ever top-ten finish in the World Flyfishing Championships in Jaca, Spain in 2003.  During the competition Jeff managed to fool fish on every venue and placed third in the individual standings, becoming the first American ever to take home a medal in the thirty year history of the Championships.  In June of 2017 Jeff did it again at the World Masters Fly Fishing Championships in Covilha, Portugal.  In 2019 he and his Team took home the Silver Medal in Dullstroom, South Africa and in 2022 in Italy, they won the Gold!

During the Fly Fishing Show season Jeff can be found with crowds of people watching, listening and actively participating in his presentations.  Jeff’s programs entertain, inform and instruct through his stories and beautiful photography.  Some of his shows take you to distant waters and a world of fly fishing that many don’t know exists and will leave you in awe that such creatures can be enticed to eat a fly!

Jeff brings a sense of humor, enthusiasm, approachability and over forty years of fly fishing expertise to wherever he goes.  Visit his 2024 speaking schedule to see if he will be in your area.