No Apache Trout this Trip

by | Nov 20, 2014 | Uncategorized

blog-Nov-20-2014-1-brokendown-in-winslow-azThis trip has been rocking.  Granny and I have enjoyed some nice desert camping and last night we finally indulged the comforts of a hotel and a night on Flagstaff, Arizona.  But today, on the way to Show Low, Arizona where we intended on catching Granny her first Apache trout, things went south.


Our Exploder broke down in the boonies just outside Winslow, Arizona (yea the place in the song).  We were going to stretch our legs at Meteor Crater but they wanted $36.  We were ticked and I went to fire up the truck to leave and no such luck.  I used all my amazing car mechanic skills but still no luck.  Two hours later we were in a tow truck on the way back to Flag.


blog-Nov-20-2014-2-jeff-currier-broken-down-in-arizonaIt’s now 4 PM and $500 later and we have a new alternator and some battery cables.  We are no longer going for Apache trout but are rather headed to Phoenix to visit our friends Cinda Howard and Steve Berry.  All Granny and I want to do is settle down, take on some heat, walk in flip flops and fly fish for carp.  Two messed up car stories and less than two weeks – this has been a long hard day.


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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!