Back to the Louisiana Redfish Flats

by | Oct 21, 2018 | fly fishing Louisiana | 1 comment

fly fishing for redfishIt was a quick turnaround at home.  Granny and I returned from Wisconsin Friday night then Saturday morning I packed for redfishing in Louisiana and left today.  Packing entailed taking my cold weather fly lines off my Bauer’s and replacing them with my warm weather saltwater lines for redfish.  The rods I’ll bring are about the same.  I’m bringing an 8-, 9- and a 10-weight for the reds and tossed in a 7-weight for the sheepshead.


I was packed by 2 PM then we went to the wedding of legendary Jackson Hole fishing guide, Boots Allen and his new wife Faith.  It was a great ceremony on the banks of the South Fork River.  A large party ensued after but Granny and I snuck out around 8 PM because this morning I had a flight to catch.


I’m presently in the air on the way to New Orleans where I’ll be fetched by redfish guide Jim Dietz (also a longtime friend) and fishing partner and another longtime friend Landon Mayer.  We’ll be fishing tomorrow and Tuesday for fun.  Then Tuesday night begins the main reason for this trip.  It’s the first ever Yeti Invitational redfish tournament.  This awesome company has flown in all its ambassadors to fish the two-day event.  And these next four days ought to be warmer than last weeks and the fish might even be bigger!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Howie

    Go get em Jeff! Don’t forget to pack some cold beers!

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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!