Arrival in Libreville Gabon

by | Mar 15, 2016 | fly fishing in Gabon

blog-March-15-2016-1-flyfishing-africaIt was gutsy flying home for a mere ten hours after the Michigan Midwest Fly Fishing Show Sunday night instead of heading directly to Gabon.  I nearly didn’t make it back to Idaho because of high winds and snow.  But the fish gods were watching and I landed in Idaho Falls around midnight then made the drive home.  An oncoming Dodge pickup whacked a moose on Pine Creek Pass.  It was after 1 AM.  Thankfully it wasn’t me.  When you travel like I do every night in your own bed is like gold.


blog-March-15-2016-2-flyfishing-gabonI rested a couple hours then sipped a coffee with Granny.  Granny headed for work and I for the West African country.  I was so tired from the exhausting show season that the 30-hour journey from Jackson to Atlanta to Paris to Libreville, Gabon went by in a blink of an eye.  Between sleeping and looking at the flight map to see where we were.


blog-March-15-2016-3-libreville-gabon-ariportI met up with my friend Mike LaSota in Paris.  Then I didn’t see Mike again until we immigrated into Gabon.  Immigration was a circus!  As Americans you must get your VISA in advance but getting the VISA paperwork transferred to your passport upon arrival took more than two hours and cost $100.  We made it though and good news, our luggage was waiting.


blog-March-15-2016-4-jeff-currier-flyfishing-gabonThis Gabon adventure is through my friends of Tourette – Fight it in Africa.  As you know by now, my South African friends run a good show and once Mike and I left the rigors of customs we were met by a Tourette agent named Habiba.  Habiba grabbed a cab and took us to overnight here in Libreville at the Hotel Tropicana.  Mike and I nailed some dinner and I sampled the local brew called, Régab.  We managed to stay up till 10 PM before collapsing to our rooms.


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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!