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by | Aug 12, 2020 | fly fishing for carp

trout-bumAugust 10-12, 2020

Just in from a wonderful little weekend of camping and fishing with Granny.  She slipped out of work an hour early Monday evening and we took off to a high mountain campsite we enjoy a couple times a year.  It was crisp night that delivered the first frost we’ve seen since April.


granny-currierTuesday morning, I poked my head up a tiny stream near camp just to kill time while enjoying my coffee.  I found a pool with several small cutthroats rising to Trico’s.  After breakfast I took Granny up there and she banged up a few to start her day.


Jeff-Currier-CarpFrom there we drove to my carp waters.  After that incredible fishing I enjoyed Saturday morning I had to return and share it with Granny.  While she was unable to connect due to hot and windy conditions (she basically kicked back and watched), I tore them up again.  Fly fishing for Idaho carp continues to be unbelievable!


giant-carpWhile all the carp are big this year, one in particular will stand out for a while.  This beast was over 40” long.  Not bad considering I was using my 6-weight Winston!


flyfishing-for-carpMy carp water has been clearer than normal and I’m seeing the fish well.  I spotted this gargantuan mirror tailing in three feet of water.  His tail wasn’t sticking out but I could still see it because it was only inches below.  I got him to eat a crayfish pattern and went on to enjoying my hardest longest fish fight of the year.


Currier-huge-carpI’ve fished redfish in Louisiana several times and honestly, my carp fishing lately hasn’t been much different.  I’m going to change that however.  This weekend I’m headed carping on Bear Lake of Idaho and Utah.  This will be crystal clear water fishing and should be a heap of fun.  Stay tuned. . . .


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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!