Annual Ladies Day on the Bryant River

by | Jul 12, 2016 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

blog-July-12-2016-1-flyfishing-idahoI needed a tranquil day on a river after my grueling twenty Cliff Fly Box art weekend.  Was taking the girls on the Bryant River really the relaxing answer?  Probably not exactly, but nonetheless, my annual ladies day on the river with Granny, Jessica Chitwood and Pam Parkins is always a blast.


blog-July-12-2016-2-yeti-coolersWe got an early start in order to put the two hour drive behind us and still put on the Bryant early.  It’s not always easy organizing the ladies this time of day but they were so pumped they were ready to rock as planned.  We hit the boat ramp shortly after sunrise and loaded my Yeti with orange whips and food and pushed off.


blog-July-12-2016-3-floating-under-bridgesThe water was so high that the first bridge we hit required chairs folded and all hands on deck.  And I mean flat on deck like a turtle.  The front of my boat cleared the bridge by less than one inch.  It’s a good thing the Yeti was full and we all ate a big breakfast so the boat floated low.  It was a bit unnerving and probably not the wisest move of 2016 – but we made it.


blog-July-12-2016-4-ladies-flyfishing-dayFishing was poor for us.  A couple other boats passed stating a few fish were caught but this was one of the slowest ladies days for fish numbers I can remember.  Perhaps I wasn’t cracking the whip hard enough?


blog-July-12-2016-5-ladies-day-on-the-riverThis being said however we caught a few.  Granny put my 4-weight Winston Boron III LS to work and landed a number of small rainbows and the occasional baby brown trout.  We probably could have tossed some streamers but catching wasn’t all what today was about.  It was fun with the gals we got it done.  It’s back to serious fishing come Friday when I head for monster fish waters with friend Tom Hansen.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Paul Finkle

    Jeff – love your blogs. Please keep them coming. Brightens up my day.

  2. Jess

    Thanks Jeff!!

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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!